Sunday, October 26, 2008

Blue Letter Bible - Commentaries

Luke 1.47-48 Magnificat

Blue Letter Bible - Commentaries: "He has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden; that is, he has looked upon her with pity, for so the word is commonly used. 'He has chosen me to this honour, notwithstanding my great meanness, poverty, and obscurity.’’ Nay, the expression seems to intimate, not only (to allude to that of Gideon, Jdg. 6:15) that her family was poor in Judah, but that she was the least in her father’s house, as if she were under some particular contempt and disgraced among her relations, was unjustly neglected, and the outcast of the family, and God put this honour upon her, to balance abundantly the contempt."

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