Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat

Luke 1

46 And Mary said:
t "My soul 1 magnifies the Lord,
47 And my spirit has u rejoiced in v God my Savior. 48 For w He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant;
For behold, henceforth x all generations will call me blessed.
49 For He who is mighty y has done great things for me,
And z holy is His name.
50 And a His mercy is on those who fear Him
From generation to generation.
51 b He has shown strength with His arm;
c He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52 d He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly.
53 He has e filled the hungry with good things,
And the rich He has sent away empty.
54 He has helped His f servant Israel,
g In remembrance of His mercy,
55 h As He spoke to our i fathers,
To Abraham and to his j seed forever."

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

  1. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:1 - 10
    And Hannah prayed and said: "My heart rejoices in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
    Psalms 34:2
    My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
    Psalms 34:3
    Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.
    Habakkuk 3:18
    Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 35:9
    And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD; It shall rejoice in His salvation.
    Habakkuk 3:18
    Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
  3. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:1
    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope.
    1 Timothy 2:3
    For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.
    Titus 1:3
    But has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior.
    Titus 2:10
    Not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.
    Titus 3:4
    But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared.
  4. Cross References
    1 Samuel 1:11
    Then she made a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.
    Psalms 138:6
    Though the LORD is on high, Yet He regards the lowly; But the proud He knows from afar.
  5. Cross References
    Luke 11:27
    And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, "Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 71:19
    Also Your righteousness, O God, is very high, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?
    Psalms 126:2
    Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them.
    Psalms 126:3
    The LORD has done great things for us, And we are glad.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 111:9
    He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever: Holy and awesome is His name.
    Revelation 4:8
    The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!
  8. Cross References
    Genesis 17:7
    And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.
    Exodus 20:6
    But showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
    Exodus 34:6
    And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth.
    Exodus 34:7
    "keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children to the third and the fourth generation."
    Psalms 103:17
    But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children.
  9. Cross References
    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 gained Him the victory.
    Psalms 118:15
    The voice of rejoicing and salvation Is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
    Isaiah 40:10
    Behold, the Lord GOD shall come with a strong hand, And His arm shall rule for Him; Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 33:10
    The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.
    1 Peter 5:5
    Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.
  11. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:7
    The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up.
    1 Samuel 2:8
    He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes And make them inherit the throne of glory. "For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, And He has set the world upon them.
  12. Cross References
    Matthew 5:6
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
  13. Cross References
    Isaiah 41:8
    But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, The descendants of Abraham My friend.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 98:3
    He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
    Jeremiah 31:3
    The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
  15. Cross References
    Genesis 17:19
    Then God said: "No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him.
    Psalms 132:11
    The LORD has sworn in truth to David; He will not turn from it: "I will set upon your throne the fruit of your body.
    Galatians 3:16
    Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, "And to seeds," as of many, but as of one, "And to your Seed," who is Christ.
  16. Cross References
    Romans 11:28
    Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers.
  17. Cross References
    Genesis 17:7
    And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.
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