June 1, 2017: Verse of the day

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49 Mary is in awe of the “Mighty One,” whose great power has been exercised in her life. The word “great” (megala, GK 3489) recalls “glorifies” (megalynei, GK 3486) in v. 46. God’s “name” is, according to the common ancient meaning, his whole reputation or character.[1]


1:49 the Mighty One Like Hannah, Mary praises God’s attributes by using names that reflect His character (compare 1 Sam 2:2).[2]


1:49 He who is mighty: God is One who protects and fights for His children (Pss. 45:3; 89:8; Zeph. 3:17). holy is His name: God is unique and set apart from all other beings (Lev. 11:44, 45; Ps. 99:3; Is. 57:15).[3]


[1] Liefeld, W. L., & Pao, D. W. (2007). Luke. In T. Longman III & D. E. Garland (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Luke–Acts (Revised Edition) (Vol. 10, p. 66). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[2] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Lk 1:49). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

[3] Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson’s new illustrated Bible commentary (p. 1251). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

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