Luke 1:46

“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Marie said, My soule doth magnifie the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Mary said: "My soul exalts the Lord,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Mary said: My soul gives glory to God;
- Basic English Bible

And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord,
- Darby Bible

And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
- Webster's Bible

Then Mary said: "My soul extols the Lord,
- Weymouth Bible

Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord.
- World English Bible

And Marie seide, Mi soule magnyfieth the Lord,
- Wycliffe Bible

And Mary said, `My soul doth magnify the Lord,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:46


1:46 And Mary said - Under a prophetic impulse, several things, which perhaps she herself did not then fully understand.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:46


Lu 1:46-55 Mary said. Mary also is filled with the spirit of prophecy. These two godly women are the first human prophets of the New Testament. Mary's language is in part drawn from the Psalms. This hymn is divisible into three parts: (1) recognition of God's strange grace upon her own humble person and character (Lu 1:46-49); (2) a recognition that it is ever thus that God exalts the humble, and brings low the proud (Lu 1:50-53); (3) the result is that humble Israel is now to be exalted according to God's promise to Abraham (Lu 1:54,55).

Discussion for Luke 1

  • Matt
    Elizabeth and Mary were cousins, meaning their mothers were sisters (and daughters/ descendants of Aaron). Zacharias was a Levitical priest. Mary's father, Heli, was of Judah: a Judahite. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, is of the tribe of Levi and Judah: Lord of Lords (Priest Line/ Levi) and King of Kings (King Line/ Judah).
  • BSP
    In verses 6 and 7 Elizabeth was barren, but this doesn't mean she didn't have God's favor because in verse 6 she is described as righteous. Unfortunate circumstances happen to good people sometimes.
  • MsBsue
    Luke has a remarkable way of telling us the many ways that our God can do amazing and miraculous things. Our faith can only strengthen when we believe in Him.
  • Allison Melton
    Very power scripture, I have been encouraged by my Pastor who preach his sermon today from Luke Chapter 1-20 Revive Me. Awesome message
  • Carol ross
    I have been so blessed by Luke 1. It has brought to me unspeakable joy. Deep in my soul I have such a peace knowing that the God I serve is able today, just as yesterday. I truly pray you receive joy and a peace from this scripture. Knowing my g o d in such a personal way. God truly bless you today.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus.

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