Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55)

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Magnificat refers to a hymn that Mary pronounces before the birth of Jesus Christ. The name "Magnificat" is based on the first word from the first verse in the Latin translation: "Magnificat anima mea Dominum (My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord)" (Luke 1:46).


Word Meaning
θεός, οῦ, ὁ God
σωτήρ, ῆρος, ὁ savior
ἐπιβλέπω look, gaze
ταπείνωσις, εως, ἡ humility, humiliation
δούλη, ης, ἡ female slave
ἰδού behold, look
γάρ for
νῦν now
μακαρίζω call/consider blessed