Are you sure? Sure, I'm sure!
Previous articleBack to Table of ContentsNext article

FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

Topic: Luke's Perspective of Jesus: Ch. 1 Study Notes

Luke 1:48-49

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Chapter # 1  Paragraph # 4  Study # 7
Lincolnton, NC
May 9, 2004

(069)

AV Translation:

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

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

1901 ASV Translation:

48  For he hath looked upon the low estate of his handmaid: For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49  For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; And holy is his name.

Textual Issues:

There is only one variation between the Textus Receptus and the Nestle/Aland 26.  In verse 49, the Textus Receptus has a word for "great things" that is a derivative of a more basic word and that signifies "the splendid works of God".  It is used only twice in the New Testament. The Nestle/Aland 26 reverts back to that more basic word that signifies a kind of generic "greatness" and that is used 195 times in the New Testament  As the translators acknowledge, there is no discernible difference in meaning in this text since the meaning is derived, not from the word itself, but from what Mary describes [her miraculous pregnancy and its consequent impact on the valuation that others place upon her for being God's chosen instrument for bringing Messiah into the world].

Luke's Record: Notes:

(return to the top of the article)

Previous articleBack to Table of ContentsNext article
This is article #070.
If you wish, you may contact Darrel as darrelcline at this site.