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Luke 1:46-56 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

46 And Mary said, My soul magnifieth the Lord,

47 and my spirit hath gladded in God, mine health [mine health-giver].

48 For he hath beheld the meekness of his handmaiden. For lo! of this all generations shall say that I am blessed.[a]

49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things, and his name is holy.

50 And his mercy is from kindred into kindreds [from kindreds into kindreds], to men that dread him.

51 He made might in his arm, he scattered proud men with the thought of his heart.

52 He put down mighty men from their seats, and enhanced meek men.

53 He hath full-filled hungry men with goods [He hath filled hungry men with good things], and he hath left rich men void.

54 He, having mind of his mercy, took Israel, his child;

55 as he hath spoken to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed, into worlds.

56 And Mary dwelled with her, as it were three months [Forsooth Mary dwelled with her as three months], and turned again into her house.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 1:48 For he hath beholden the meekness of his handmaiden/handmaid. Lo! forsooth of this all generations shall say me blessed.

Luke 1:46-56 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

46 And Mary said, My soul does magnify the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my saviour. 48 For he has looked on the poor degree of his handmaiden. Behold, now from henceforth all generations will call me blessed. 49 For he who is mighty has done great things unto me, and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is on them who fear him, throughout all generations. 51 He shows strength with his arm. He scatters those who are proud in the imagination of their hearts. 52 He puts down the mighty from their seats, and exalts those of low degree. 53 He fills the hungry with good things, and sends the rich away empty. 54 He remembers mercy, and helps his servant Israel, 55 even as he promised to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever.

56 And Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months, and returned again to her own house.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Luke 1:46-56 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

46 [a]Then Mary said, My soul magnifieth the Lord,

47 And my spirit rejoiceth in God my Savior.

48 For he hath [b]looked on the [c]poor degree of his servant: for behold, from henceforth shall all ages call me blessed,

49 Because he that is mighty hath done for me great things, and holy is his Name.

50 And his mercy is from generation to generation on them [d]that fear him.

51 He that showed strength with his [e]arm: he hath [f]scattered the proud in the [g]imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath [h]put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of [i]low degree.

53 He hath filled the [j]hungry with good things, and sent away the rich empty.

54 [k]He hath upholden Israel his servant to be mindful of his mercy,

55 (As he hath [l]spoken to our fathers, to wit, to Abraham and his seed) forever.

56 ¶ And Mary abode with her about three months: after, she returned to her own house.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 1:46 Christ the redeemer of the afflicted, and revenger of the proud, of long time promised to the fathers, is now at length exhibited indeed.
  2. Luke 1:48 Hath freely and graciously loved.
  3. Luke 1:48 Word for word, My baseness, that is, my base estate: so that the Virgin vaunteth not her deserts, but the grace of God.
  4. Luke 1:50 To them that live godly and religiously, so speak the Hebrews.
  5. Luke 1:51 That is, an heaping up of words more than needed, which the Hebrews use very much, and the arm is taken for strength.
  6. Luke 1:51 Even as the wind doth the chaff.
  7. Luke 1:51 He hath scattered them, and the imagination of their hearts; or by and through the imagination of their own hearts: so that their wicked counsel turned to their own destruction.
  8. Luke 1:52 The mighty and rich men.
  9. Luke 1:52 Such as none account is made of, and are vile in men’s eyes, which are indeed the poor in spirit, that is, such as challenge nothing to themselves in the sight of God.
  10. Luke 1:53 Them that are brought to extreme poverty.
  11. Luke 1:54 He hath holpen up Israel with his arm, being clean cast down.
  12. Luke 1:55 Promised.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Luke 1:46-56 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

46 And Mary said,

My soul doth magnify the Lord,
47 and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden:
for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things;
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on them that fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He hath shewed strength with his arm;
he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats,
and exalted them of low degree.
53 He hath filled the hungry with good things;
and the rich he hath sent empty away.
54 He hath holpen his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy;
55 as he spake to our fathers,
to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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