He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.
"He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble.
He has taken princes from their thrones and exalted the lowly.
He knocked tyrants off their high horses, pulled victims out of the mud.
He has put down kings from their seats, lifting up on high the men of low degree.
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly;
He has put down the mighty from their thrones, And exalted the lowly.
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1 tn Or “rulers.”
2 tn Or “those of humble position”
sn The contrast between the mighty and those of lowly position is fundamental for Luke. God cares for those that the powerful ignore (Luke 4:18-19).