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Advent Sunday Magnificat – with footnotes for smug self-identifying “Christians”.

November 27, 2016


magnificatFor Advent Sunday –

an Annotated Magnificat.

Clearing up a few unhappy ambiguities in Mary’s statement.

Luke 1:46-55

King James Version (KJV)

46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord[i],

47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.[ii]

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden[iii]: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.[iv]

49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.[v]

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.[vi]

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

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich…

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