[B-Greek] Luke 1:28b EULOGHMENH

Oun Kwon kwonbbl at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 15:29:25 EDT 2010

I have to wrestle with Greek words EULOGEW,  MAKARIZW (Lk 1:48), MAKARIOS
(blessed, happy), DOXAZW (to praise, to glorify Luke 4:9), ETAINEW (Lk

The last sentence in Luke 1:28 (in v.l.) which is in KJV, etc.


Usually it is understood that Mary be BLESSED among all women by having been
chosen  and 'favored' by God, which is then simply a reprise of the first
sentence in Gabriel's greeting.

Why not take it as 'Mary be getting PRAISED from all women' (as venerated
much in Catholic tradition)?

[It's beside confusion I have about the expression 'bless' vs 'praise' (in
English) addressed to God, wondering how human can bless God at all, at
least in my oriental thinking.]

Oun Kwon.

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