Luke 1:46

Mary’s Song

46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord

Luke 1:46 in Other Translations

KJV
46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
ESV
46 And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord,
NLT
46 Mary responded, “Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.
MSG
46 And Mary said, I'm bursting with God-news;
CSB
46 And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,

Luke 1:46 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 1:46

And Mary said, my soul doth magnify the Lord.
] Either Jehovah, the Father, or the Son; who, as he was David's Lord, according to his divine nature, though his son after the flesh, was, in the same sense, Mary's Lord, as well as her son: and by "magnifying" him is meant, not making him great, for he cannot be made greater than he is; but ascribing greatness to him, even all the perfections of the Deity, and praising him on account of them; and also declaring and speaking well of his many and mighty works of power, goodness, grace, and mercy, and giving him the glory of them: this Mary did, not in lip and word only, but with her whole heart and, soul, and with all the powers and faculties of it; being filled with the Holy Ghost, and under a more than ordinary influence of his, as her cousin Elisabeth was: and it is to be observed, that she all along speaks in the prophetic style, of things, as if they were done, which were doing, or would shortly be done.

Luke 1:46 In-Context

44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed,

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