Luke 1:50

ESV And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
NIV His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.
NASB And His mercy is to generation after generation Toward those who fear Him.
CSB His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear him.
NLT He shows mercy from generation to generation to all who fear him.
KJV And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
NKJV And His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation.

What does Luke 1:50 mean?

Elizabeth reacted to the presence of Mary's unborn child (Luke 1:31–33) with Spirit-driven praise, as did her own unborn son (Luke 1:39–42). Mary, in turn, is responding with an extended song of praise (Luke 1:46). This draws from many parts of the Old Testament, whether by quoting verses or referencing broad ideas. Mary has already worshipped God as her Savior (Luke 1:47) and alluded to God's blessing of Hannah, the mother of the prophet Samuel (Luke 1:48; 1 Samuel 1:11; 2:1).

The prior verse noted God's great power (Luke 1:49; Psalm 50:1; 62:7; 106:2) as well as His holy perfection (Exodus 15:11; Leviticus 20:26; Psalm 99:5). The words of this verse resonate with that by declaring this holy, almighty God is also merciful (Psalm 25:6; 86:15), for generation after generation who honor Him. The "fear" she speaks of here is in the typical biblical sense of reverence and awe; this is humble submission, not abject terror.

Her words are probably a paraphrase of Psalm 103:17, as well as an agreement with Deuteronomy 5:10.
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