Luke 1:52
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New International Version
He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.

King James Bible
He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

Darby Bible Translation
He has put down rulers from thrones, and exalted the lowly.

World English Bible
He has put down princes from their thrones. And has exalted the lowly.

Young's Literal Translation
He brought down the mighty from thrones, And He exalted the lowly,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He hath put down the mighty from their seats - Or, He hath taken down potentates from their thrones. This probably alludes to the removal of Saul from the throne of Israel, and the establishment of the kingdom in the person and family of David. And as Mary spoke prophetically, this saying may also allude to the destruction of the kingdom of Satan and his allies, and the final prevalence of the kingdom of Christ.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased...

1 Samuel 2:4,6-8 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength...

Job 5:11-13 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety...

Job 34:24-28 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead...

Psalm 107:40,41 He pours contempt on princes, and causes them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way...

Psalm 113:6-8 Who humbles himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!...

Ecclesiastes 4:14 For out of prison he comes to reign; whereas also he that is born in his kingdom becomes poor.

Ezekiel 17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree...

Amos 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins...

Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon?...

James 1:9,10 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted...

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

July 19 Morning
He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.--LUKE 1:49. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?--Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.--Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy.--Hallowed be thy name. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people. Who is this
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

March 24 Morning
Abraham believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.--GEN. 15:6. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him: but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Jesus Born the Son of God.
(Christmas Sermon.) "Glory to God in" the Highest, on earth peace; goodwill towards men. Amen." TEXT: LUKE i. 31, 32. "Behold, . . . thou shalt bring forth a Son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High." THESE were the words of promise spoken by the angel to Mary, that Ho whom she should bear should be called the Son of the Highest; and as this promise is after wards brought into direct connection with the statement that the power of the Highest
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

The Key-Note of a Choice Sonnet
But now, having introduced to you her magnificat, we will dwell upon these words, "My soul doth magnify the Lord," and I do earnestly hope that many of us can adopt the language without being guilty of falsehood: we can as truly say as Mary did, "My soul doth magnify the Lord." If there are any of you present to-night who cannot say it, get to your chambers, fall upon your knees, and cry to the Lord to help you to do so; for as long as a man cannot magnify God he is not fit for heaven, where the
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880

Cross References
Job 5:11
The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.

Luke 14:11
For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."

James 4:10
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

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