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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
1:47 My spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour - She seems to turn her thoughts here to Christ himself, who was to be born of her, as the angel had told her, he should be the Son of the Highest, whose name should be Jesus, the Saviour. And she rejoiced in hope of salvation through faith in him, which is a blessing common to all true believers, more than in being his mother after the flesh, which was an honour peculiar to her. And certainly she had the same reason to rejoice in God her Saviour hat we have: because he had regarded the low estate of his handmaid, in like manner as he regarded our low estate; and vouchsafed to come and save her and us, when we were reduced to the lowest estate of sin and misery.
Lu 1:47 My Saviour. Mary, by this word, reckons herself among that which was lost. She obtained salvation, not from herself, but from Jesus. (Bengel).
Wes's comment on 2012-11-01 20:34:05:
This verse could be indicating that Mary is actually referring to God the father as Her Savior. Jews, before Jesus, Had to believe that God was going to save them. This was through strict adherence to the Law and sacrificing for their sins not through faith in Jesus the Christ who had not yet died for their sins. So in effect, God the Father would have been known as their Savior.
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