Luke 1:42

42 Then she exclaimed with a loud cry: You are the most blessed of women, and your child will be blessed![a]

Luke 1:42 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 1:42

And she spake out with a loud voice
So as that all in the house might hear; she spake with great vehemency of soul, and strength of affection, being under a very powerful impression of the Spirit of God: and said,

blessed art thou among women;
the same words that the angel had said to her before, ( Luke 1:28 )

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb:
this is a reason why she is called blessed, because her child was blessed; being in union with a divine person, who is God over all, blessed for ever; and who has all spiritual blessings in him, and is that seed, in which all nations of the earth were to be blessed; and so is both blessed in himself, and the source of all blessedness to others. The Jews say F8, that the six measures of barley, Boaz gave to Ruth, ( Ruth 3:15 ) signified, that six righteous men should spring from her, and among, them the Messiah; who should be blessed with six blessings, and they are these; the spirit of wisdom and understanding, of counsel and of might, the spirit of knowledge, and of the fear of the Lord; see ( Isaiah 11:2 ) .


F8 Targum & R. Sol. Jarchi in loc.

Luke 1:42 In-Context

40 where she entered Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth.
41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped inside her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
42 Then she exclaimed with a loud cry: You are the most blessed of women, and your child will be blessed!
43 How could this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44 For you see, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped for joy inside me!

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Lit and the fruit of your abdomen (or womb) is blessed
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