Luke 1 :54

Luke 1 :54 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

King James Version (KJV)

He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

American Standard Version (ASV)

He hath given help to Israel his servant, That he might remember mercy

Basic English Translation (BBE)

His help he has given to Israel, his servant, so that he might keep in mind his mercy to Abraham and his seed for ever,

Webster's Revision

He hath sustained his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

World English Bible

He has given help to Israel, his servant, that he might remember mercy,

English Revised Version (ERV)

He hath holpen Israel his servant, That he might remember mercy

Definitions for Luke 1 :54

Holpen - Helped.

Clarke's Commentary on Luke 1 :54

He hath holpen [supported, αντελαβετο] his servant Israel - Israel is here represented as falling, and the Lord comes speedily in and props him up. The house of David was now ready to fall and rise no more; Jesus, being born of the very last branch of the regal line, revived the family, and restored the dominion.

In remembrance of his mercy - By mercy, the covenant which God made with Abraham, Genesis 15:18, is intended; which covenant proceeded from God's eternal mercy, as in it salvation was promised to all the nations of the earth. See Genesis 17:19, and Genesis 22:18, and this promise was, in one form or other, given to all the fathers, Luke 1:55.

This song properly consists of three parts.

1. In the first part Mary praises God for what he had done for herself, Luke 1:46-50.

2. In the second, she praises him for what he had done, and would do, against the oppressors of his people, Luke 1:51-53.

3. In the third, she praises him for what he had done, and would do, for his Church, Luke 1:53-56.

Barnes' Commentary on Luke 1 :54

Hath holpen - Hath helped or assisted. The word rendered "holpen" denotes properly, "to take hold of one, to help him up when he is in danger of falling," and here means that God had succored his people when they were feeble, and were in danger of falling or being overthrown.

His servant Israel - His people the Israelites, or those who truly revered him and kept His commandments. See Isaiah 41:8-9; Hosea 11:1.

In remembrance of his mercy - Or that His mercy may be remembered.

Wesley's Commentary on Luke 1 :54

1:54 He hath helped his servant Israel - By sending the Messiah.
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