New American Standard Bible
And Mary said, "Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word." And the angel departed from 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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid ... - This was an expression of resignation to the will of God, and of faith in the promise. To be the "handmaid of the Lord" is to be submissive and obedient, and is the same as saying, "I fully credit all that is said, and am perfectly ready to obey all the commands of the Lord."
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
"For nothing will be impossible with God."
Now at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah,
"For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman.
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