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

King James Bible
For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

Darby Bible Translation
For he has looked upon the low estate of his bondmaid; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

World English Bible
for he has looked at the humble state of his handmaid. For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.

Young's Literal Translation
Because He looked on the lowliness of His maid-servant, For, lo, henceforth call me happy shall all the generations,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He hath regarded - Looked favorably, etc., επεβλεψεν. In the most tender and compassionate manner he has visited me in my humiliation, drawing the reasons of his conduct, not from any excellence in me, but from his own eternal kindness and love.

All generations shall call me blessed - This was the character by which alone she wished to be known; viz. The blessed or happy virgin. What dishonor do those do to this holy woman, who give her names and characters which her pure soul would abhor; and which properly belong to God her Savior! By her votaries she is addressed as Queen of Heaven, Mother of God, etc., titles both absurd and blasphemous.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

regarded.

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 handmaid, and remember me...

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes...

2 Samuel 7:8,18,19 Now therefore so shall you say to my servant David, Thus said the LORD of hosts, I took you from the sheepcote...

Psalm 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Psalm 113:7,8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill...

Psalm 136:23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endures for ever:

Psalm 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect to the lowly: but the proud he knows afar off.

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have been, said the LORD: but to this man will I look...

1 Corinthians 1:26-28 For you see your calling, brothers, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called...

James 2:5,6 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

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Luke 1:28,42 And the angel came in to her, and said, Hail, you that are highly favored, the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women...

Luke 11:27 And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said to him...

Genesis 30:13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.

Malachi 3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a delightsome land, said the LORD of hosts.

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
Genesis 30:13
Then Leah said, "How happy I am! The women will call me happy." So she named him Asher.

Psalm 72:17
May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. Then all nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed.

Psalm 138:6
Though the LORD is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.

Luke 1:45
Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!"

Luke 1:49
for the Mighty One has done great things for me-- holy is his name.

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