New International Version
to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors."
King James Bible
As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
(as he spoke to our fathers,) to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
World English Bible
As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his seed forever."
Young's Literal Translation
As He spake unto our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed -- to the age.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He hath holpen [supported, αντελαβετο] his servant Israel - Israel is here represented as falling, and the Lord comes speedily in and props him up. The house of David was now ready to fall and rise no more; Jesus, being born of the very last branch of the regal line, revived the family, and restored the dominion.
In remembrance of his mercy - By mercy, the covenant which God made with Abraham, Genesis 15:18, is intended; which covenant proceeded from God's eternal mercy, as in it salvation was promised to all the nations of the earth. See Genesis 17:19, and Genesis 22:18, and this promise was, in one form or other, given to all the fathers, Luke 1:55.
This song properly consists of three parts.
1. In the first part Mary praises God for what he had done for herself, Luke 1:46-50.
2. In the second, she praises him for what he had done, and would do, against the oppressors of his people, Luke 1:51-53.
3. In the third, she praises him for what he had done, and would do, for his Church, Luke 1:53-56.
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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 …
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I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
Then God said, "Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
The LORD swore an oath to David, a sure oath he will not revoke: "One of your own descendants I will place on your throne.
He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful
Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.
The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say "and to seeds," meaning many people, but "and to your seed," meaning one person, who is Christ.
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