New American Standard Bible
"He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.
King James Bible
He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
Darby Bible Translation
He has wrought strength with his arm; he has scattered haughty ones in the thought of their heart.
World English Bible
He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
Young's Literal Translation
He did powerfully with His arm, He scattered abroad the proud in the thought of their heart,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Hath showed strength with his arm - The "arm" is the symbol of strength. The expression in this and the subsequent verses has no particular reference to his mercy to Mary. From a contemplation of His goodness to her, she enlarges her views to a contemplation of His goodness and power in general, and to a celebration of the praises of God for all that he has done to all people. This is the nature of true piety. It does not terminate in thinking of God's mercy toward ourselves. It thinks of others, and praises God that others also are made partakers of His mercy, and that His goodness is manifested to all His works.
He scattereth the proud - He hath often done it in time of battle and war. When the proud Assyrian, Egyptian, or Babylonian had come against the people of God, He had often scattered them and driven away their armies.
In the imagination of their hearts - Those who were lifted up or exalted in their own view. Those who "thought themselves" to be superior to other men.
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He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.--LUKE 1:53. Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.--When …
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So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.
"Now I know that the LORD is greater than all the gods; indeed, it was proven when they dealt proudly against the people."
A Psalm. O sing to the LORD a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.
The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
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