Advent Sunday Magnificat – with footnotes for smug self-identifying “Christians”.
For Advent Sunday –
an Annotated Magnificat.
Clearing up a few unhappy ambiguities in Mary’s statement.
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]
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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