Luke 1:38
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New International Version
"I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May your word to me be fulfilled." Then the angel left her.

King James Bible
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Darby Bible Translation
And Mary said, Behold the bondmaid of [the] Lord; be it to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

World English Bible
Mary said, "Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to your word." The angel departed from her.

Young's Literal Translation
And Mary said, 'Lo, the maid-servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to thy saying,' and the messenger went away from her.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Behold the handmaid of the Lord - I fully credit what thou sayest, and am perfectly ready to obey thy commands, and to accomplish all the purposes of thy grace concerning me. It appears that at the instant of this act of faith, and purposed obedience, the conception of the immaculate humanity of Jesus took place; and it was Done unto her according to his word. See Luke 1:35.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Behold.

2 Samuel 7:25-29 And now, O LORD God, the word that you have spoken concerning your servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever...

Psalm 116:16 O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds.

Romans 4:20,21 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God...

be.

Psalm 119:38 Establish your word to your servant, who is devoted to your fear.

Library
July 19 Morning
He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.--LUKE 1:49. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?--Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.--Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy.--Hallowed be thy name. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people. Who is this
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

March 24 Morning
Abraham believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.--GEN. 15:6. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him: but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Jesus Born the Son of God.
(Christmas Sermon.) "Glory to God in" the Highest, on earth peace; goodwill towards men. Amen." TEXT: LUKE i. 31, 32. "Behold, . . . thou shalt bring forth a Son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High." THESE were the words of promise spoken by the angel to Mary, that Ho whom she should bear should be called the Son of the Highest; and as this promise is after wards brought into direct connection with the statement that the power of the Highest
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

The Key-Note of a Choice Sonnet
But now, having introduced to you her magnificat, we will dwell upon these words, "My soul doth magnify the Lord," and I do earnestly hope that many of us can adopt the language without being guilty of falsehood: we can as truly say as Mary did, "My soul doth magnify the Lord." If there are any of you present to-night who cannot say it, get to your chambers, fall upon your knees, and cry to the Lord to help you to do so; for as long as a man cannot magnify God he is not fit for heaven, where the
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880

Cross References
Luke 1:37
For no word from God will ever fail."

Luke 1:39
At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea,

Luke 1:48
for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed,

Galatians 4:22
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman.

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