“For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.”
King James Version (KJV)
1:46 And Mary said - Under a prophetic impulse, several things, which perhaps she herself did not then fully understand.
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 1:48 Call me blessed. Pronounce me highly favored, or happy in being the mother of the Messiah. Abraham was blessed in being the father of the faithful; Paul in being the apostle to the Gentiles; Peter in first preaching the gospel to them; but who would think of worshiping or praying to Abraham, Paul, or Peter?
For hee hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for behold, from hencefoorth all generations shall call me blessed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
For he hath looked upon the low estate of his handmaid: For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
- American Standard Version (1901)
For he has had pity on his servant, though she is poor and lowly placed: and from this hour will all generations give witness to the blessing which has come to me.
- Basic English Bible
For he has looked upon the low estate of his bondmaid; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
- Darby Bible
For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for behold, from henceforth all generations will call me blessed.
- Webster's Bible
Because He has not turned from His maidservant in her lowly position; For from this time forward all generations will account me happy,
- Weymouth Bible
for he has looked at the humble state of his handmaid. For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.
- World English Bible
For he hath biholdun the mekenesse of his handmaidun.
- Wycliffe Bible
Because He looked on the lowliness of His maid-servant, For, lo, henceforth call me happy shall all the generations,
- Youngs Literal Bible