Luke 1:47

47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

Luke 1:47 in Other Translations

KJV
47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
ESV
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
NLT
47 How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!
MSG
47 I'm dancing the song of my Savior God.
CSB
47 and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior,

Luke 1:47 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 1:47

And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
] Which also, may be understood, either of God the Father, who was her Saviour, both as the God of nature and providence; so the Persic version renders it, "in God that gives me life"; and who had supported, maintained, and preserved her life; and as the God of grace, who has contrived the scheme of salvation, fixed upon, and appointed Christ to be the Saviour; and who saves by him, and therefore is sometimes said to be our Saviour. ( Titus 3:4 Titus 3:6 ) or of Christ, the Son of God, who being truly and properly God, was fit to be a Saviour; and is a very suitable, able, and willing one; and which is the great encouragement to sensible sinners, to look up to him, and be saved; and lays a solid foundation for rejoicing in him, since what he did as man, had hereby an infinite virtue and efficacy put into it, as was put into his blood, sacrifice, and righteousness; whereby the purposes designed were answered by them; and since he must be able to keep their immortal souls, which they commit unto him, and must have an interest with his Father, as their advocate, and a fulness, to supply all their wants: the consideration of Christ, by Mary, as God her Saviour, as having an interest in him, as a Saviour, and this her Saviour, God, gave her greater joy, than being the mother of him as man; and this her joy was not carnal, nor merely external, but inward and spiritual: it was a joy in her own spirit, and was excited there by the holy Spirit of God.

Luke 1:47 In-Context

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,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 18:46; Isaiah 17:10; Isaiah 61:10; Habakkuk 3:18; 1 Timothy 1:1; 1 Timothy 2:3; 1 Timothy 4:10