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

  • Irene123
    V. 3 - " ..... most excellent Theophulis; v.4 - "That thou mightiest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed." "excellent" sounds like perhaps he was someone of the Temple, but Luke does not say, so neither can we state it as fact. But, he was a convert to Christianity of Luke's, We can know that much as per Luke's words to him. cont.
  • Irene123
    V. 36 - the angel Gabriel told Mary of Elisabeth's pregnancy. When you think on it, it seems 'odd' because now everybody concerned knows as soon as the couple knows. But then you think of the distance between Mary and Elis. and also their lives were just the same ol' same ol'; AND Elis. was 'old' so ...............
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 1:73 THE OATH WHICH HE SWARE TO OUR FATHER ABRAHAM 1:74 THAT HE WOULD GRANT UNTO US THAT WE BEING DELIVERED OUT OF THE HAND OF OUR ENEMIES MIGHT SERVE HIM WITHOUT FEAR 1:75 IN HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES ***PSALM 119:172 MY TONGUE SHALL SPEAK OF THY WORD FOR ALL THY COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Frank
    John the baptist would then be a cousin to Jesus
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The great King of Heaven-Jesus, is preparing to come down to this lowly, filthy, sins-soaked earth on His mission of redemption. Mary is blessed to be the channel of His birth and Elisabeth to bring forth John, the precursor prophet. All these plans have been in place since the beginning of time. Praise God.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The great King of Heaven-Jesus, is preparing to come down to this lowly, filthy, sins-soaked earth on His mission of redemption. Mary is blessed to be the channel of His birth and Elisabeth to bring forth John, the precursor prophet. All these plans have been in place since the beginning of time. Praise God.

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