New American Standard Bible
"For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.
King James Bible
For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Darby Bible Translation
For he has looked upon the low estate of his bondmaid; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
World English Bible
for he has looked at the humble state of his handmaid. For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.
Young's Literal Translation
Because He looked on the lowliness of His maid-servant, For, lo, henceforth call me happy shall all the generations,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He hath regarded the low estate of his handmaid - Literally, he has looked upon the low or humble condition of his handmaid. That is, notwithstanding her humble rank and poverty, he has shown her favor. And this example abundantly teaches what is elsewhere fully taught in the Bible, that God is not a respecter of persons; that he is not influenced, in conferring favors, by wealth, honor, or office, Romans 2:11; Romans 10:11-12. He seeks the humble and the contrite; he imparts his rich blessings to those who feel that they need them, and who will bless him for them, Psalm 138:6; Isaiah 57:15.
From henceforth - Hereafter, or in consequence of this.
All generations - All people. All posterity.
Call me blessed - Pronounce me highly favored or happy in being the mother of the Messiah. It is therefore right to consider her as highly favored or happy; but this certainly does not warrant us to worship her or to pray to her. Abraham was blessed in being the father of the faithful; Paul in being the apostle to the Gentiles; Peter in first preaching the gospel to them; but who would think of worshipping or praying to Abraham, Paul, or Peter?
LibrarySeptember 9 Morning
He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.--LUKE 1:53. Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.--When …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
The Judgment Upon Zacharias
Of Fervent Love and Vehement Desire of Receiving Christ
Then Leah said, "Happy am I! For women will call me happy." So she named him Asher.
May his name endure forever; May his name increase as long as the sun shines; And let men bless themselves by him; Let all nations call him blessed.
For though the LORD is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly, But the haughty He knows from afar.
"And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord."
"For the Mighty One has done great things for me; And holy is His name.
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