Luke 1:46

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Luke 1:46

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 for Luke 1:46

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

  • Buddy Green on Luke 1:46
    Mary 's gift to Christianity is her unique relationship with Jesus Christ. Each christian has a valid relationship but no other christian has such a unique relationship. Only the first Christian, Mary, could give birth to her own savior and nurture her savior into adulthood to save the rest of us. That 's what Mary is telling us. That 's why catholic and orthodox christians venerate Mary. Its the unique relationship that is venerated.
  • Timothy Wayne George on Luke 1:46
    Mary said my soul doth magnify the Lord. Thank God for the humility of Mary. After hearing the news from Gabriel that she will bare the Lord Jesus Christ. She said behold the handmaiden of the Lord, and be it unto me according to thy Word. Mary trusted and obeyed, and John leaped for joy in the womb of Elizabeth at the sixth month. John would be the forerunner of the Lord, and would turn the hearts of the fathers unto their children. Humble thyself under the mighty hand of God, and in due time thou shall be exalted.


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