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

  • Servant of God
    Luke was the best of the biographers of his day, bringing forth progenitors of Jesus and John, who would change the Spiritual landscape of Israel, God sending the High Priests, John and Jesus, being cousins, each having a role to play, each being miraculously born to righteous Jews! For the Jews sought out the Messiah to bring the word of God,to further their understanding of King of Kings, YHWH
  • BSP
    Verse 34: Mary did not have doubt, but she was inquiring how she would become pregnant without having sexual relations. Mary was not ashamed of her virginity.
  • BSP
    Verse 19: Zechariah doubted Gabriel's words. Although this message would have been hard to believe, Zechariah should have thought back to how Jehovah God blessed Abraham and Sarah with a child in their old age and that he still had the power to perform the same miracle.
  • Elizabeth Green
    It sounds like Luke was talking to a special people, maybe even people in the medical profession.....but my most inward parts tells me he is talking to a nation of people....perhaps even his peers....
  • Susan
    Theophillus was not high priest at that time.
  • A disciple
    " But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity." If there is not a true repentance, and verifiable thorough-going conversion; if there is not an absolute and complete ceasing of sinning and turning one's back on the world, the flesh and the devil; all the church and Scripture quoting in the world will not get you into the kingdom of heaven!

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