Luke 1:54
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New International Version
He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful

New Living Translation
He has helped his servant Israel and remembered to be merciful.

English Standard Version
He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,

Berean Study Bible
He has helped His servant Israel, remembering to be merciful,

Berean Literal Bible
He has helped Israel His servant, remembering mercy,

New American Standard Bible
"He has given help to Israel His servant, In remembrance of His mercy,

King James Bible
He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has helped His servant Israel, mindful of His mercy,

International Standard Version
He helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful,

NET Bible
He has helped his servant Israel, remembering his mercy,

New Heart English Bible
He has given help to Israel, his servant, that he might remember mercy,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“He has helped Israel his servant and he has remembered his mercy,”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"He remembered to help his servant Israel forever.

New American Standard 1977
“He has given help to Israel His servant,
            In remembrance of His mercy,

Jubilee Bible 2000
He has received his servant Israel in remembrance of his mercy

King James 2000 Bible
He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

American King James Version
He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

American Standard Version
He hath given help to Israel his servant, That he might remember mercy

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy:

Darby Bible Translation
He has helped Israel his servant, in order to remember mercy,

English Revised Version
He hath holpen Israel his servant, That he might remember mercy

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath sustained his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

Weymouth New Testament
His servant Israel He has helped, Remembering His compassion--

World English Bible
He has given help to Israel, his servant, that he might remember mercy,

Young's Literal Translation
He received again Israel His servant, To remember kindness,
Study Bible
Mary's Song
53He has filled the hungry with good things, but has sent the rich away empty. 54He has helped His servant Israel, remembering to be merciful, 55as He promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his descendants forever.”…
Cross References
Psalm 46:5
God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.

Psalm 98:3
He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Luke 1:53
He has filled the hungry with good things, but has sent the rich away empty.

Luke 1:55
as He promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his descendants forever."
Treasury of Scripture

He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

Luke 1:70-75 As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since …

Psalm 98:3 He has remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: …

Isaiah 44:21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for you are my servant: I have …

Isaiah 46:3,4 Listen to me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house …

Isaiah 49:14-16 But Zion said, The LORD has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me…

Isaiah 54:6-10 For the LORD has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, …

Isaiah 63:7-16 I will mention the loving kindnesses of the LORD, and the praises …

Jeremiah 31:3,20 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you …

Jeremiah 33:24-26 Consider you not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families …

Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which …

Zephaniah 3:14-20 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with …

Zechariah 9:9-11 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: …

(54) He hath holpen his servant Israel.--Up to this point the hymn has been one of personal thanks-giving. Now we find that all the soul of the maiden of Nazareth is with her people. Her joy in the "great things "which God has done for her rests on the fact that they are "great things "for Israel also. The word which she uses for her people is that which expresses their relation to God as "the servant" of Jehovah, who is prominent in the later chapters of Isaiah, and is in Isaiah 41:8 identified with the nation, as elsewhere with the nation's Head (Isaiah 42:1). One may see in the utterance of this hope already seen as realised, an indication of the early date of the hymn. At the time when St. Luke wrote, the rejection, not the restoration of Israel, was the dominant thought in men's minds.

In remembrance.--Literally, in order to remember. He helped Israel, as with the purpose to prove Himself not unmindful of His promised mercy.

Verses 54, 55. - He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; as he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever. Her hymn dies down into a strain of gratitude for the eternal faithfulness to the cause of the chosen people. Had not God in very truth remembered his ancient promise? From one of their daughters, still speaking of the future as of the past, Messiah had been born - a greater Deliverer, too, than the most sanguine Hebrew patriot had ever dreamed of. He hath holpen his servant Israel,.... Meaning, not the natural posterity of Jacob, or Israel in general, but the elect of God among them; for all were not Israel, who were of Israel; and not them only, but also the chosen ones among the Gentiles; who, with the former, make up the whole Israel of God, in a spiritual and mystical sense: these are the Israel, God has chosen, redeemed, and calls by his grace, and are here styled his "servant", as Israel is frequently called, Isaiah 41:8. The word signifies a "child", as well as a "servant": and may design, either the weak and helpless condition God's elect are in by nature, which calls for, and requires divine help and assistance; or the relation they stand in to him, being his adopted children, and which is the reason of his helping them: and which signifies to take them by the hand, and lift them up, and support and uphold them; and supposes them to have been fallen down, and unable to raise themselves up; but God having laid help for them on one that is mighty, sent him to take upon him their nature; and by obeying, suffering, and dying for them, to help them out of their state of sin and misery; and to uphold them with the right hand of his righteousness, and bring them safe to glory; and all this,

in remembrance of his mercy; which he had in his heart towards them, and had promised in his covenant to them: the mercy of God, is the spring and source of redemption; mercy provided a Redeemer, and a ransom; and it is owing to it, that the Redeemer came; and he, in his love and pity, performed the work: and therefore salvation is to be ascribed, not to works of righteousness done by men, but to the abundant mercy of God our Saviour. 54. holpen—Compare Ps 89:19, "I have laid help on One that is mighty."1:39-56 It is very good for those who have the work of grace begun in their souls, to communicate one to another. On Mary's arrival, Elisabeth was conscious of the approach of her who was to be the mother of the great Redeemer. At the same time she was filled with the Holy Ghost, and under his influence declared that Mary and her expected child were most blessed and happy, as peculiarly honoured of and dear to the Most High God. Mary, animated by Elisabeth's address, and being also under the influence of the Holy Ghost, broke out into joy, admiration, and gratitude. She knew herself to be a sinner who needed a Saviour, and that she could no otherwise rejoice in God than as interested in his salvation through the promised Messiah. Those who see their need of Christ, and are desirous of righteousness and life in him, he fills with good things, with the best things; and they are abundantly satisfied with the blessings he gives. He will satisfy the desires of the poor in spirit who long for spiritual blessings, while the self-sufficient shall be sent empty away.
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