The Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55)

RSV Translation

46. And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47. and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48. for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.  For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; 49. for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.  50. And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation.  51. He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, 52. he has put down the might from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; 53. he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away.  54. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, 55. as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.”

 

Scholars Version Translation

46. And Mary said, “My soul extols the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior, 48. for he has taken notice of the low status of his slave girl.  So behold, from now on every generation will congratulate me.  49. The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50. and his mercy will come to generation after generation of those who fear him.  51. He has shown the strength of his arm, he has routed the arrogant, along with their private schemes; 52. he has pulled the mighty down from their thrones, and exalted the lowly; 53. he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.  54. He has come to the aid of his servant Israel, remembering his mercy, 55. as he spoke to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”

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