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Hannah’s Prayer(A)

And Hannah (B)prayed and said:

(C)“My heart rejoices in the Lord;
(D)My [a]horn is exalted in the Lord.
[b]I smile at my enemies,
Because I (E)rejoice in Your salvation.

“No(F) one is holy like the Lord,
For there is (G)none besides You,
Nor is there any (H)rock like our God.

“Talk no more so very proudly;
(I)Let no arrogance come from your mouth,
For the Lord is the God of (J)knowledge;
And by Him actions are weighed.

“The(K) bows of the mighty men are broken,
And those who stumbled are girded with strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
And the hungry have ceased to hunger.
Even (L)the barren has borne seven,
And (M)she who has many children has become feeble.

“The(N) Lord kills and makes alive;
He brings down to the grave and brings up.
The Lord (O)makes poor and makes rich;
(P)He brings low and lifts up.
(Q)He raises the poor from the dust
And lifts the beggar from the ash heap,
(R)To set them among princes
And make them inherit the throne of glory.

(S)“For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
And He has set the world upon them.
(T)He will guard the feet of His saints,
But the (U)wicked shall be silent in darkness.

“For by strength no man shall prevail.
10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be (V)broken in pieces;
(W)From heaven He will thunder against them.
(X)The Lord will judge the ends of the earth.

(Y)“He will give (Z)strength to His king,
And (AA)exalt the [c]horn of His anointed.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 2:1 Strength
  2. 1 Samuel 2:1 Lit. My mouth is enlarged
  3. 1 Samuel 2:10 Strength

11 (A)Light is sown for the righteous,
And gladness for the upright in heart.

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12 (A)Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous,
(B)And give thanks [a]at the remembrance of [b]His holy name.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 97:12 Or for the memory
  2. Psalm 97:12 Or His holiness

The Song of Mary

46 And Mary said:

(A)“My soul [a]magnifies the Lord,
47 And my spirit has (B)rejoiced in (C)God my Savior.
48 For (D)He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant;
For behold, henceforth (E)all generations will call me blessed.
49 For He who is mighty (F)has done great things for me,
And (G)holy is His name.
50 And (H)His mercy is on those who fear Him
From generation to generation.
51 (I)He has shown strength with His arm;
(J)He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52 (K)He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly.
53 He has (L)filled the hungry with good things,
And the rich He has sent away empty.
54 He has helped His (M)servant Israel,
(N)In remembrance of His mercy,
55 (O)As He spoke to our (P)fathers,
To Abraham and to his (Q)seed forever.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 1:46 Declares the greatness of