Luke 1:46
New International Version
And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord

New Living Translation
Mary responded, "Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.

English Standard Version
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,

Berean Study Bible
Then Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord,

Berean Literal Bible
And Mary said: "My soul magnifies the Lord,

New American Standard Bible
And Mary said: "My soul exalts the Lord,

King James Bible
And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

Christian Standard Bible
And Mary said: My soul praises the greatness of the Lord,

Contemporary English Version
Mary said: With all my heart I praise the Lord,

Good News Translation
Mary said, "My heart praises the Lord;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,

International Standard Version
Then Mary said, "My soul praises the greatness of the Lord!

NET Bible
And Mary said, "My soul exalts the Lord,

New Heart English Bible
Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Maryam said, “My soul exalts THE LORD JEHOVAH”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Mary said, "My soul praises the Lord's greatness!

New American Standard 1977
And Mary said: “My soul exalts the Lord,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord,

King James 2000 Bible
And Mary said, My soul does magnify the Lord,

American King James Version
And Mary said, My soul does magnify the Lord,

American Standard Version
And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord,

English Revised Version
And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

Webster's Bible Translation
And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

Weymouth New Testament
Then Mary said: "My soul extols the Lord,

World English Bible
Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
And Mary said, 'My soul doth magnify the Lord,
Study Bible
Mary's Song
45Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord’s word to her will be fulfilled.” 46Then Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:1
At that time Hannah prayed: "My heart rejoices in the LORD in whom my horn is exalted. My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, for I rejoice in Your salvation.

Psalm 34:2
My soul will boast in the LORD; let the oppressed hear and rejoice.

Psalm 34:3
Magnify the LORD with me; let us exalt His name together.

1 Thessalonians 5:23
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your entire spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Treasury of Scripture

And Mary said, My soul does magnify the Lord,

1 Samuel 2:1
And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

Psalm 34:2,3
My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad…

Psalm 35:9
And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.







Lexicon
Then
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Mary
Μαριάμ (Mariam)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3137: Or Mariam of Hebrew origin; Maria or Mariam, the name of six Christian females.

said:
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

soul
ψυχή (psychē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5590: From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.

magnifies
Μεγαλύνει (Megalynei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3170: (a) I enlarge, lengthen, (b) I increase, magnify, extol. From megas; to make great, i.e. Increase or extol.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord,
Κύριον (Kyrion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.
(46) My soul doth magnify the Lord.--We come to the first of the great canticles recorded by St. Luke, which, since the time of Caesarius of Arles (A.D. 540), who first introduced them into public worship, have formed part of the hymnal treasures of Western Christendom. We may think of the Virgin as having committed to writing at the time, or having remembered afterwards, possibly with some natural modifications, what she then spoke. Here the song of praise is manifestly based upon that of Hannah (1Samuel 2:1-10), both in its opening words and in much of its substance, and is so far significant of the hopes, and, if we may so speak, studies, of the maiden of Nazareth.

Verse 46-56. - The hymn of Mary, commonly called the Magnificat. Verse 46a. - And Mary said. There is a great contrast between the behavior of the two women when they met in Elisabeth's house. The elder was full of a new strange ecstatic joy. "She was filled with the Holy Ghost" (verse 42), and spoke her words of lofty congratulation with "a loud voice" (verse 42). Mary, on the other hand, was not conscious evidently, on this occasion, of any special presence of the Holy Spirit. Since the hour of the annunciation and her own meek faithful acceptance of the Lord's purpose, she had been dwelling, so to speak, under the immediate influence of the Spirit of the Lord. Her cousin's inspiration seems to have been momentary and transitory, while hers, during that strange blessed season which immediately preceded the Incarnation, was enduring. Hence the quiet introduction to her hymn, "And Mary said." It is, of course, possible that she had committed the beautiful thoughts to writing; but perhaps, in giving them to Luke or Paul, she needed no parchment scroll, but softly repeated to the chronicler of the Divine story the old song in which she had first told her deep imaginings to Elisabeth, and afterwards often had murmur the same bright words of joy and faith over the holy Babe as he lay in his cradle at Bethlehem, in Egypt, or in Nazareth. The "Virgin's Hymn" for nearly fourteen centuries has been used in the public liturgies of Christendom. We find it first in the ethics of Lauds in the Rule of St. Caesarius of Aries (A.D. 507). 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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