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VER. 42.

VER. 46.
Και ανεφώνησε φωνή μεγάλη, και είπεν: Και είπε Μαριάμ Μεγαλύνει η ψυχή
Ευλογημένη συ εν γυναιξί, και ευλογημένος μου τον Κύριον
ο καρπός της κοιλίας σου.

And Mary said, a My soul doth mag-
And she spake out with a loud voice, nify the Lord,
and said, Blessed art thou among wo-
men ; a and blessed is the fruit of thy My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine

a And Hannah prayed, and said, womb.

horn is exalted in the LORD, my mouth a Saying, Blessed be the King that is enlarged over mine enemies ; be

; cometh in the name of the Lord :

cause I rejoice in thy salvation, 1. peace in heaven, and glory in the Sam. ii. 1. highest, xix. 38. His name shall en

VER. 47 dure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men

Και ήγαλλίασε το πνεύμα μου επί τω
shall be blessed in him: all nations ec toutñpí prou,
shall call him blessed, Psal. lxxij. 17. And my spirit hath rejoiced in a God

VER. 43.
Και πόθεν μοι τούτο, ένα έλθη ή μήτηρ

a Behold, God is my salvation; I του Κυρίου μου πρός με;

will trust, and not be afraid : for the

LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and And whence is this to me, that the mother of amy Lord should come to me? I my song; he also is become my salva

tion, Isa. xii. 2. There is no God else a And David himself saith in the book beside me; a just God and a Saviour ; of Psalms, The LORD said unto my there is none beside me, xlv. 21. Paul Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till an apostle of Jesus Christ by the I make thine enemies thy footstool. commandment of God our Saviour, David therefore calleth bim Lord, how and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our is he then his son ? xx. 42–44. The hope, 1 Tim. i. 1. Not purloining, but LORD said unto my Lord, sit thou at shewing all good fidelity; that they my right hand, until I make thine ene

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adorn the doctrine of God our mies thy footstool, Psal. cx. 1. And Saviour in all things, Tit. ii. 10. But Thomas angwered and said unto him, after that the kindness and love of My Lord and my God, John xx. 28. God our Saviour toward man apYea doubtless, and I count all things peared, iii. 4. See also on Matt. i. but loss, for the excellency of the ver. 21. clause 3. knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of

VER. 48. all things, and do count them but

“Οτι επέβλεψεν επί την ταπείνωσιν της dung, that I may win Christ, Phil. douans autoõo ideò gàg, åtò toữ vữv paaraiii. 8.

ριούσί με πάσαι αι γενεαί, VER. 44. Ιδού γαρ, ως εγένετο η φωνή του ασπα

a For he hath regarded the low'estate quo cou sic te word, mw. cxipancev šv of his handmaiden : for, behold, from αγαλλιάσει το βρέφος εν τη κοιλία μου.

henceforth alt bgenerations shall call me

blessed. For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the baher

a He will regard the prayer of the

destitute, and not despise their prayleaped in my womb for joy.

er, Psal. cii. 17. He raiseth up the VER. 45.

poor out of the dust, and lifteth the Και μακαρία και πιστεύσασα· ότι έσται needy out of the dunghil; that he τελείωσις τοϊς λελάλημένους, αυτή παρά | may set him with princes, even with Κυρίου.

the princes of his people, cxiii: 7, 8. And blessed is she *that believed : for For ye see your calling, brethren, how there shall be a performance of those that not many wise men after the things which were told her from the flesh, not many mighty, not many Lord.

noble, are called : But God hath choc * Or, which believed that there shull sen the foolish things of the world, be, &c.

vo confound the wise; and God hath

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chosen the weak things of the world, | his covenant for ever : holy and reveto confound the things which are rend is his name, cxi. 9. mighty; And base things of the world, cried unto another, and said, Holy, and things which are despised, hath boly, holy, is the LORD of Hosts : the God chosen, yea, and things which whole earth is full of his glory, Isa. are not, to bring to nought things that vi. 3. For thus saith the high and are; That no flesh should glory in his lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, presence, 1 Cor. i. 26—29. Hearken, whose name is Holy, lvii. 15. And my beloved brethren, Hath not God they rest not day and night, saying, chosen the poor of this world, rich in Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, faith, and heirs of the kingdom which which was, and is, and is to come, he hath promised to them that love Rev. iv. 8. Who shall not fear thee, bim? James ii, 5.

O Lord, and glorify thy name? for And it came to pass, as he spake thou only art holy, xv. 4. these things, a certain woman of the

VER. 50. company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that Και το έλεος αυτού εις γενεάς γενεών τους bare thee, and the paps which thou doboupévous aútáv. hast sucked, Luke xi. 27.

a And his mercy is on them that fear VER. 49.

him from generation to generation. “Ότι εποίησέ μοι μεγαλεία και δυνατός, a And shewing mercy unto thousands και άγιον το όνομα αυτού.

of them that love me, and keep my For ahe that is mighty hath done to commandments, Exod. xx. 6. ` And me great things ; band holy is his name.

the LORD passed by before him, 'and

proclaimed, The LORD, The Lord * Who is this King of glory? The God, merciful and gracious, longsufLORD strong and mighty, the LORD fering, and abundant in goodness and mighty in battle, Psal. xxiv. 8. Then truth, keeping mercy for thousands, thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, forgiving iniquity and transgression and saidst, I have laid help upon one and sin, and that will by no means that is mighty ; I have exalted one clear the guilty, xxxiv. 6, 7. Oh how chosen out of the people, lxxxix. 19. great is thy goodness, which thou Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD hast laid up for them that fear thee; of Hosts, the mighty One of Israel, which thou hast wrought for them Ah, I will ease me of mine adversa- that trust in thee before the sons of ries, and avenge me of mine enemies, men, Psal. xxxi. 19. Surely his salvaIsa. i. 24. Who is this that cometh tion is nigb them that fear him; that from Edom, with dyed garments from glory may dwell in our land, lxxxv. Bozrah? this that is glorious in his 9. For as the heaven is high above apparel, travelling in the greatness of the earth, so great is his mercy toward his strength? I that speak in righ- them that fear him, ciii. 11. But the teousness, mighty to save, Ixiii. 1. mercy of the LORD is from everlastForasmuch as there is none like untoing to everlasting upon them that thee, O LORD; thou art great, and fear him, and his righteousness unto thy name is great in might, Jer. x. 6. children's children, 17. He will bless

b Who is like unto thee, O LORD, them that fear the LORD, both small among the gods? who is like thee, and great, cxv. 13. Let them now glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, that fear the LORD say, that his doing wonders, Exod. xv. 11. There mercy endureth for ever, cxviii. 4. is none holy as the LORD: for there is He will fulfil the desire of them that none beside thee: neither is there any fear him: he also will hear their cry; rock like our God, 1 Sam. ii. 2. Let and will save them, cxlv. 19. The them praise thy great and terrible Lord taketh pleasure in them that name ; for it is boly, Psal. xcix. 3. Ex- fear him, in those that hope in his alt the Lord our God, and worship mercy, cxlvii. 11. Then they that at his holy hill; for the LORD our feared the LORD spake often one to God is holy, 9. He sent redemption another : and the LORD hearkened, unto his people: he hath commanded l and heard it, and a book of remem:

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brance was written before him for kings of the earth set themselves, them that feared the Lord, and that and the rulers take counsel together, thought upon his name. And they against the LORD, and against his shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, anointed, saying, Let us break their in that day when I make up my jew- bands asunder, and cast away their els; and I will spare them, as a man cords from us. He that sitteth in the spareth his own son that serveth him, heavens shall laugh : the LORD shall Mal. iii. 16, 17.

have them in derision. Then shall VER. 51.

he speak unto them in his wrath : and

vex them in his sore displeasure, 'Εποίησε κράτος εν βραχίονι αυτού· διε

Psal. ii. 1-5. Wherefore it shall σκόρπισεν υπερηφάνους διανοία καρδίας αυτων.

come to pass, that when the Lord

hath performed his whole work upon a He hath shewed strength with his arm ; bhe hath scattered the proud in the punish the fruit of the stout heart of

mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will imagination of their hearts.

the king of Assyria, and the glory of a Thy right hand, O LORD, is be- his high looks. For he saith, By the come glorious in power: thy right strength of my hand I have done it, hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: the enemy,

Exod. xv. 6. Thou stretch- and I have removed the bounds of the edst out thy right hand, the earth people, and have robbed their treaswallowed them, 12. Or hath God sures, and I have put down the inhaassayed to go and take him a nation bitants like a valiant man: and my from the midst of another nation, hand hath found as a nest the riches by temptations, by signs, and by of the people: and as one gathereth wonders, and by war, and by a mighty eggs that are left, have I gathered all hand, and by a stretched out arm, the earth; and there was none that and by great terrors, according to moved the wing, or opened the mouth, all that the LORD your God did or peeped. Shall the axe boast itself for you in Egypt before your eyes ? against him that heweth therewith? Deut. iv. 34. Thou hast a mighty or shall the saw magnify itself against arm : strong is thy hand, and high is him that shaketh it? as if the rod thy right hand, Psal. lxxxix. 13. O should shake itself against them that sing unto the Lord a new song; for lift it up, or as if the staff should lift ne hath done marvellous things : his up itself, as if it were no wood. Thereright hand, and his holy arm, hath fore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, gotten him the victory, xcviii. 1. The send among his fat ones leanness; right hand of the LORD doeth va- and under his glory he shall kindle a liantly. The right hand of the LORD burning like the burning of a fire. And is exalted : the right hand of the the light of Israel shall be for å fire, LORD doeth valiantly, cxviii. 15, 16. and his Holy One for a flame: and it Behold, the LORD God will come with shall burn and devour his thorns and strong hand, and his arm shall rule for his briers in one day; and shall conhim, Isa. xl. 10. Awake, awake, put sume the glory of his forest, and of on thy strength, O arm of the LORD; his fruitful field, both soul and body: awake, as in the ancient days, in the and they shall be as when a standardgenerations of old, li. 9. The LORD bearer fainteth. And the rest of the hath made bare his holy arm in the trees of his forest shall be few, that a eyes of all the nations, lii. 10. That child may write them, Isa. x. 12——19. led them by the right hand of Moses Likewise, ye younger, submit yourwith his glorious arm, dividing the selves unto the elder: yea, all of you water before them, to make himself be subject one to another, and be an everlasting name, lxiii. 12. clothed with humility: for God re

b Now I know that the LORD is sisteth the proud, and giveih grace to greater than all gods: for in the the humble, 1 Pet. v. 5. thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them, Exod. xviii. 11.

VER. 52. Why do the heathen rage, and the Καθείλε δυνάστας από θρόνων, και ύψωσε people imagine a vain thing? The Tatevous.

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a He hath put down the mighty from | things; bund the rich he hath sent empty their seats, band exalted them of low away. degree.

a See on Matt. v. ver. 6. clause 2. a The bows of the mighty men are

b See on chap. vi. ver. 24. broken, and they that stumbled are

VER. 54. girded with strength, 1 Sam. ii. 4. 'Αντελάβετο Ισραήλ παιδός αυτού, μνηHe shall break in pieces mighty men

σθήναι ελέους, without number, and set others in a He hath holpen his serrant Israel, in their stead, Job xxxiv. 24. Thus saith remembrance of his mercy; the Lord God; I will also take of the a And hath raised up an horn of highest branch of the high cedar, and salvation for us in the house of his will set it; I will crop off from the servant David; as he spake by the top of his young twigs a tender one, mouth of his holy prophets, which and will plant it upon an high moun

have been since the world began. tain and eminent : in the mountain of That we should be saved from our the height of Israel will I plant it: enemies, and from the hand of all that and it shall bring forth boughs, and hate us; to perform the mercy probear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: mised to our fathers, and to remember and under it shall dwell all fowl of his holy covenant, the oath which he every wing; in the shadow of the sware to our father Abraham, That branches thereof sball they dwell. he would grant unto us, that we, being And all the trees of the field shall delivered out of the hand of our eneknow that I the Lord have brought mies, might serve him without fear, down the high tree, have exalted the in holiness and righteousness before low tree, have dried up the green tree, him, all the days of our life, ver. 69% and have made the drytree to flourish : 75.

He hath remembered his mercy I the Lord have spoken and have and his truth toward the house of done it, Ezek. xvii. 22--24.

Israel: all the ends of the earth have b The LORD maketh poor, and seen the salvation of our God, Psal. maketh rich : he bringeth low, and xcviii. 3. Remember these, O Jacob lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor and Israel; for thou art my servant: out of the dust, and lifteth up the I have formed thee; thou art my serbeggar from the dunghill, to set them vant: 0 Israel, thou shalt not be foramong princes, and to make them in- gotten of me, Isa. xliv. 21. Hearken herit the throne of glory, 1 Sam. ii. unto me, O house of Jacob, and all 7,8. Who giveth rain upon the earth, the remnant of the house of Israel, and sendeth waters upon the fields : which are borne by me from the belly, to set up on high those that be low; which are carried from the womb : that those which mourn may be exalted and even to your

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I am he; and to safety, Job v. 10, 11. Yet setteth even to hoary hairs will I carry you: he the poor on high from affliction, I have made, and I will bear; even and maketh him families like a flock, I will carry, and will deliver you, Psal. cvii. 41. He raiseth up the poor xlvi. 3, 4. But Zion said, The LORD out of the dust, and lifteth the needy hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath out of the dunghill ; that he may set forgotten me, Can a woman forget him with princes, even with the princes her sucking child, that she should not of his people, cxiii. 7, 8. Let the have compassion on the son of her brother of low degree rejoice in that womb?

yea, they may forget, yet will he is exalted : but the rich, in that he I not forget thee. "Behold, I have is made low: because as the flower graven thee upon the palms of my of the grass he shall pass away, James hands; thy walls are continually bei. 9, 10. Humble yourselves in the fore me. Thy children shall make sight of the Lord, and he shall lift haste; thy destroyers, and they that iv. 10.

made thee waste, shall go forth of

thee, Isa. xlix.1417. Sing, O barren, VER. 53.

thou that didst not bear; break forth Teivārtas évétanovy åyatão, nai Trhov- into singing, and cry aloud, thou that τούντας εξαπέστειλε κενούς.

didst not travail with child : for more a He hath filled the hungry with good I are the children of the desolate than

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the children of the married wife, saith the coals in the fire, and that bringeth the Lord. Enlarge the place of thy forth an instrument for his work; and tent, and let them stretch forth the I have created the waster to destroy. curtains of thine habitations: spare No weapon that is formed against thee not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen shall prosper ; and every tongue that thy stakes : for thou shalt break forth shall rise against thee in judgment on the right hand and on the left; thou shalt condemn. This is the heand thy seed shall inherit the Gen- ritage of the servants of the LORD; tiles, and make the desolate cities to and their righteousness is of me, saith be inhabited. Fear not; for thou shalt the Lord, liv. For Zion's sake will I not be ashamed; neither be thou con- not hold my peace, and for Jerusafounded; for thou shalt not be put lem's sake I will not rest, until the to shame: for thou shalt forget the righteousness thereof go forth as shame of thy youth, and shalt not brightness, and the salvation thereof remember the reproach of thy widow- as a lamp that burneth. And the hood any more. For thy Maker is Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, thine husband; the LORD of hosts is and all kings thy glory: and thou his name ; and thy Redeemer, the shalt be called by a new name, which Holy One of Israel; The God of the the mouth of the LORD shall name. whole earth shall he be called. For Thou shalt also be a crown of glory the Lord hath called thee as a wo- in the hand of the LORD, and a royal man forsaken and grieved in spirit, diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou and a wife of youth, when thou wast shalt no more be termed Forsaken; refused, saith thy God. For a small neither shall thy land any more be moment have I forsaken thee; but termed Desolate : but thou shalt be with great mercies will I gather thee. called Hepbzi-bah, and thy land BeuIn a little wrath I hid my face from lah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, thee for a moment; but with everlast- and thy land shall be married. For ing kindness will I have mercy on as a young man marrieth a virgin, so thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. shall thy sons marry thee: and as the For this is as the waters of Noah unto bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, me: for as I have sworn that the waters so shall thy God rejoice over thee. of Noah should no more go over the I have set watchmen upon thy walls, earth; so have I sworn that I would 0 Jerusalem, which shall never hold not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke their peace day nor night: ye that thee. For the mountains shall de- make mention of the LORD, keep not part, and the hills be removed; but silence, and give him no rest, till he my kindness shall not depart from establish, and till he make Jerusalem thee, neither shall the covenant of a praise in the earth. The Lord hath my peace be removed, saith the LORD sworn by his right hand, and by the that hath mercy on thee. O'thou af. arm of his strength, Surely I will no flicted, tossed with tempest, and not more give thy corn to be meat for thine comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones enemies; and the sons of the stranger with fair colours, and lay thy foun- shall not drink thy wine, for the which dations with sapphires. And I will thou hast laboured: But they that have make thy windows of agates, and thy gathered it shall eat it, and praise the gates of carbuncles, and all thy bor- LORD; and they that have brought it ders of pleasant stones. And all thy together shall drink it in the courts of children shall be taught of the Lord'; my holiness. Go through, go through and great shall be the peace of thy the gates ; prepare ye the way of the ebildren. In righteousness shalt thou people ; cast up, cast up the highway; be established: thou shalt be far from gather out the stones ; lift up a standoppression ; for thou shalt not fear: ard for the people. Behold, the LORD and from terror; for it shall not come hath proclaimed unto the end of the near thee. Behold, they shall surely world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, gather together, but not by me: who- Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, soever shall gather together against his reward is with him, and his work thee shall fall for thy sake. Behold, before him. And they shall call them, I have created the smith that bloweth | The holy people, The redeemed of

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