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47 My spirit bursts with joy over my life-giving God![a]
48 For he set his tender gaze upon me, his lowly servant girl.[b]
    And from here on, everyone will know
    that I have been favored and blessed.
49 The Mighty One has worked a mighty miracle for me;
    holy is his name!

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 1:47 Or “Savior.” The first recorded person to call Jesus Savior was his mother, Mary. She rejoices in God not simply as her Creator, but as Life Giver and Savior.
  2. Luke 1:48 The Aramaic text is “He set his gaze upon the willingness of his mother.”

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