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

  • A disciple
    "And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years." Difficulties and sorrows and being deprived of the natural comforts and good things of this life, did not keep Zechariah and Elizabeth from loving the LORD and walking faithfully with Him; and they found out one day, how God had a special plan for them: to be the parents of John the Baptist!
  • A disciple
    "And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless." God has given us commandments and statutes for living good and holy before Him. The reason He gave us commandments, is for us to do them, that we may live and be blessed. We have all heard the devil's lies, saying that "no one can keep the commandments;" this is to get us to sin!
  • A disciple
    "...most excellent Theophilus," I found out, by reading in Josephus, that Theophilus was the High Priest at the time Luke wrote his books about Jesus coming in the flesh, and the subsequent divine workings begun upon the Disciples after His ascension and glory. The sons of Aaron were charged with keeping of the Holy Things of God for Israel; and it was necessary to give them the Completed Witness.
  • A disciple
    "Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;" When we are really saved and have the Spirit of Christ; then we are made His witnesses by having been exercised in His grace through experience and proving.
  • FINDLAY
    I WAS TRULY BLESS BY YR WORD TODAY.
  • 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.

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