New American Standard Bible
O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.
King James Bible
O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
Darby Bible Translation
Magnify Jehovah with me, and let us exalt his name together.
World English Bible
Oh magnify Yahweh with me. Let us exalt his name together.
Young's Literal Translation
Ascribe ye greatness to Jehovah with me, And we exalt His name together.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
O magnify the Lord with me - This seems to be addressed primarily to the "humble," those referred to in the previous verse. As they could appreciate what he would say, as they could understand the nature of his feelings in view of his deliverance, he calls upon them especially to exult with him in the goodness of God. As he and they had common calamities and trials, so might they have common joys; as they were united in danger and sorrow, so it was proper that they should be united in joy and in praise. The word "magnify' means literally "to make great," and then, to make great in the view of the mind, or to regard and treat as great. The idea is, that he wished all, in circumstances similar to those in which he had been placed, to have a just sense of the greatness of God, and of his claims to love and praise. Compare Psalm 35:27; Psalm 40:17; Psalm 69:30; Psalm 70:4; Luke 1:46.
And let us exalt his name together - Let us unite in "lifting up" his name; that is, in raising it above all other things in our own estimation, and in the view of our fellow-men; in so making it known that it shall rise above every other object, that all may see and adore.
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And Mary said: "My soul exalts the Lord,
The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock; And exalted be the God of my salvation,
Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, "The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant."
I will praise the name of God with song And magnify Him with thanksgiving.
Exalt the LORD our God And worship at His footstool; Holy is He.
Let them extol Him also in the congregation of the people, And praise Him at the seat of the elders.
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