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George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
Luke 1:52

He has put down the mighty from their seats, and he has lifted up the meek.

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Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Elisabeth (Elizabeth);   Humility;   Jesus, the Christ;   Joy;   Magnificat;   Mary;   Miracles;   Poetry;   Praise;   Pride;   Psalms;   Readings, Select;   Women;   Zacharias (Zechariah);   Thompson Chain Reference - Abasement;   Exaltation-Abasement;   Mary;   Reversals;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Elisabeth;   John;   Zacharias;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Hannah;   Humility;   Mary;   Poetry;   Providence;   Singing;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Freedom;   Humility;   Prayer;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Angel;   Union Hypostatical;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Hannah;   Mary;   Songs;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Juttah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Humility;   Hymn;   Jesus, Life and Ministry of;   John;   Justice;   Luke, Gospel of;   Magnificat;   Praise;   Prophecy, Prophets;   Zacharias;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Beatitudes;   Hymn;   Jesus Christ;   John the Baptist;   Magnificat;   Psalms;   Vision;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Abraham;   Devotion;   Ethiopian Eunuch;   Exaltation (2);   Home (2);   Humility;   Hymn;   Lowliness;   Magnificat;   Minister, Ministration;   Odes of Solomon;   Prince (2);   Promise (2);   Socialism;   Visitation;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Elisabeth ;   Mary, the Mother of Jesus;   Potentate,;   Throne;   1910 New Catholic Dictionary - canticle;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Body;   Theophilus;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Elisabeth;   Hannah;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Han'nah;  

Encyclopedias:

- International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Degree;   Magnificat;   Mary;   Potentate;   Seat;  

Parallel Translations

The Amplified Bible
He has put down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of low degree.

The Complete Jewish Bible
brought down rulers from their thrones, raised up the humble,

American Standard Version
He hath put down princes from [their] thrones, And hath exalted them of low degree.

Bible in Basic English
He has put down kings from their seats, lifting up on high the men of low degree.

English Revised Version
He hath put down princes from their thrones, And hath exalted them of low degree.

Contemporary English Version
He drags strong rulers from their thrones and puts humble people in places of power.

English Standard Version
he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate;

Easy-to-Read Version
God brought down rulers from their thrones, and he raised up the humble people.

The Geneva Bible (1587)
Hee hath put downe the mighty from their seates, and exalted them of lowe degree.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
He hath put downe the myghtie fro their seates, and exalted them of lowe degree.

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

King James Version (1611)
He hath put downe the mighty from their seates, and exalted them of low degree.

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
He putteth downe the mightie from the seate, and exalteth them of lowe degre.

New Revised Standard
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly;

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath put down the mighty from their seat and hath exalted the humble.

New Century Version
He has brought down rulers from their thrones and raised up the humble.

James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta
He hath cast down the mighty from their thrones, and hath exalted the lowly.

Weymouth New Testament
He has cast monarchs down from their thrones, And exalted men of low estate.

Good News Translation
He has brought down mighty kings from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly.

Holman Christian Standard
He has toppled the mighty from their thrones and exalted the lowly.

Mace New Testament (1729)
he has cast down princes from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree,

J.P. Green Literal Translation
He put down powerful ones from thrones, and exalted lowly ones.

New King James
He has put down the mighty from their thrones, And exalted the lowly.

New Living Translation
He has taken princes from their thrones and exalted the lowly.

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

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

New Life Version
He has taken rulers down from their thrones. He has put those who are in a place that is not important to a place that is important.

Hebrew Names Version
He has put down princes from their thrones. And has exalted the lowly.

International Standard Version
He pulled powerful rulers from their thrones and lifted up humble people.

John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta
He hath overturned the mighty from their thrones, And hath exalted the humble.

New American Standard Version
"He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble.

The Emphasised Bible
He hath deposed potentates from thrones, and uplifted the lowly;

Revised Standard Version
he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree;

Tyndale Bible
He putteth doune the myghty from their seates and exalteth them of lowe degre.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
He has put down princes from [their] thrones, And has exalted them of low degree.

The Webster Bible
He hath put down the mighty from [their] seats, and exalted them of low degree.

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

Wesley's New Testament (1755)
He hath put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted them of low degree.

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
He sette doun myyti men fro sete, and enhaunside meke men.

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

The Message
He knocked tyrants off their high horses, pulled victims out of the mud.

Lexham English Bible
He has brought down rulers from their thrones,

Contextual Overview

39In those days, Mary rose up, and went hurriedly to a mountain, to a city of Judaea. 40And she entered the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elizabeth. 41And when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42And she cried in a loud voice, and said to Mary, Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. 43How does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44For behold, when the voice of your salutation fell on my ears, the babe in my womb leaped with great joy. 45And blessed is she who believed; for there will be a fulfillment of the things which were spoken to her from the Lord. 46And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord, 47And my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour. 48For he has regarded the meekness of his handmaid; for behold, from henceforth, all generations shall envy me.

Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
put
18:14; 1 Samuel 2:4,6-8; Job 5:11-13; 34:24-28; Psalms 107:40,41; 113:6-8; Ecclesiastes 4:14; Ezekiel 17:24; Amos 9:11; Mark 6:3; James 1:9,10; 4:10

Gill's Notes on the Bible

He hath put down the mighty from their seats,.... As mighty kings and emperors from their thrones, as he often does, in the course of his providence; setting up one, and putting down another: or the mighty angels, from their seats of bliss and happiness in heaven; who rebelling against God, opposing the incarnation of Christ, taking it ill, that the human nature should be advanced above theirs, were cast down to hell; and are reserved in chains of darkness, to the judgment of the great day: or this may have respect to the putting down the monarchies and kingdoms of this world, by the kingdom of the Messiah to be set up; which, though at first was mean and despicable, like a stone cut out of a mountain, will increase, spread, and break in pieces, and destroy all other kingdoms:

and exalted them of low degree; as David to the throne of Israel, from the sheepfold, and following the ewes great with young; and now his house and family, which were sunk very low, by raising of his seed, of a poor virgin in his family, unto Israel, a Saviour Jesus; in whose days the poor had the Gospel preached, and received it: these were chosen and called: the great things of the Gospel were revealed to babes, and hid from the wise and prudent; and beggars were raised from the dunghill, to sit among princes, and to inherit the throne of glory: a method, which God in his infinite wisdom and grace has been pleased to take, more or less, in all ages of time; for not many mighty and noble are called by grace; but usually the foolish, the weak, and the base things of the world.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Hath put down the mighty - The “mighty” here denotes princes, kings, or conquerors. See Isaiah 14:12-14.

Their seats - Their “thrones,” or the places where they sat in pomp and power.

Exalted them - Raised them up, or placed them in the seats of those who had been removed.

Low degree - Low or humble birth and condition in life. This probably has reference to the case of her ancestor David. Mary was celebrating the mercies of God to herself, to her family, and of course to her ancestors. It was natural to allude to that great event in their history when Saul was overcome in battle, and when David was taken from the sheepfold and placed on the throne. The origin of illustrious families is often obscure. People are often raised by industry, talent, and the favor of God, from very humble stations - from the farm or mechanic‘s shop - to places of great trust in the church and state. They who are thus elevated, if imbued with right feelings, will not despise their former employments nor their former companions, nor will they esteem their parents or friends the less because they still remain in the same rank in life. No conduct is more odious and unchristian than to be ashamed of our birth or the humble circumstances of our friends.

Clarke's Notes 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.


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George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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