Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat

Luke 1

46 And Mary said,
y "My z soul a magnifies the Lord,
47 b and my z spirit rejoices in c God my Savior,
48 for d he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations e will call me blessed;
49 for f he who is mighty g has done great things for me,
and h holy is his name.
50 And i his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 j He has shown strength with his arm;
k he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
52 j he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
l and exalted those of humble estate;
53 he has filled m the hungry with good things,
and the rich n he has sent away empty.
54 He has o helped p his servant Israel,
q in remembrance of his mercy,
55 r as he spoke to our fathers,
q to Abraham and to his offspring forever."

56 And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.

  1. Cross References
    Luke 1:46 - 53
    And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord.
    1 Samuel 2:1 - 10
    And Hannah prayed and said, "My heart exults in the Lord ; my strength is exalted in the Lord. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.
  2. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 5:23
    Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 34:2 - 3
    My soul makes its boast in the Lord ; let the humble hear and be glad.
    Psalms 69:30
    I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
    Acts 10:46
    For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared.
    Acts 19:17
    And this became known to all the residents of Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks. And fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 35:9
    Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord, exulting in his salvation.
    Isaiah 61:10
    I will greatly rejoice in the Lord ; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
    Habakkuk 3:18
    Yet I will rejoice in the Lord ; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
    Acts 16:34
    Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God.
  5. Cross References
    Luke 1:46
    And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 106:21
    They forgot God, their Savior, who had done gre...
    1 Timothy 1:1
    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of ...
    1 Timothy 2:3
    This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight o...
    Titus 1:3
    And at the proper time manifested in his word t...
    Titus 2:10
    Not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so t...
    Titus 3:4
    But when the goodness and loving kindness of Go...
    Jude 1:25
    To the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Chri...
    2 Timothy 1:9
    Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, n...
  7. Cross References
    1 Samuel 1:11
    And she vowed a vow and said, "O Lord of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head.
    Psalms 138:6
    For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.
    Luke 9:38
    And behold, a man from the crowd cried out, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.
  8. Cross References
    Luke 11:27
    As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!
    Psalms 72:17
    May his name endure forever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May people be blessed in him, all nations call him blessed!
    Malachi 3:12
    Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 89:8
    O Lord God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O Lord, with your faithfulness all around you?
    Zephaniah 3:17
    The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 71:19
    Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?
    Psalms 126:2 - 3
    Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, "The Lord has done great things for them.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 99:3
    Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he!
    Psalms 111:9
    He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name!
    Isaiah 57:15
    For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
  12. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 5:10
    But showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
    Deuteronomy 7:9
    Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.
    Psalms 89:1 - 2
    I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
    Psalms 103:17
    But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 89:10
    You crushed Rahab like a carcass; you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
    Psalms 98:1
    Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.
    Psalms 118:16
    The right hand of the Lord exalts, the right hand of the Lord does valiantly!
    Isaiah 51:9
    Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord ; awake, as in days of old, the generations of long ago. Was it not you who cut Rahab in pieces, who pierced the dragon?
  14. Cross References
    Daniel 4:37
    Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.
    James 4:6
    But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
  15. Cross References
    Luke 1:51
    He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
  16. Cross References
    Job 5:11
    He sets on high those who are lowly, and those ...
    Psalms 75:7
    But it is God who executes judgment, putting do...
    Psalms 107:40 - 41
    He pours contempt on princes and makes them wan...
    Psalms 113:7 - 8
    He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the ...
    Psalms 147:6
    The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wick...
    Ezekiel 21:26
    Thus says the Lord God : Remove the turban and ...
    James 4:10
    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will ...
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 34:10
    The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
    Psalms 107:9
    For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.
    Luke 6:21
    Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
    Luke 6:24 - 25
    But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
  18. Cross References
    Job 22:9
    You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless were crushed.
  19. Cross References
    Isaiah 41:8 - 9
    But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend.
    Hebrews 2:16
    For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham.
  20. Cross References
    Isaiah 44:21
    Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for you are my servant; I formed you; you are my servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me.
    Isaiah 49:3
    And he said to me, "You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
  21. Cross References
    Psalms 98:3
    He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
    Micah 7:20
    You will show faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast love to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.
    Luke 1:72 - 73
    To show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant.
  22. Cross References
    Genesis 17:19
    God said, "No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him.
    Psalms 132:11
    The Lord swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back: "One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne.
    Galatians 3:16
    Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, "And to offsprings," referring to many, but referring to one, "And to your offspring," who is Christ.
  23. Cross References
    Luke 1:54
    He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy.
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