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mag'-ni-fi (Hiphil of gadhal; megaluno, "to make great," "extol," "celebrate in praise"): Used especially of exaltation of the name, mercy, and other attributes of God (Ge 19:19; 2Sa 7:26; Ps 35:27; 40:16; 70:4; Lu 1:46; Ac 10:46); of God's "word" (Ps 138:2); or of Christ (Ac 19:17; Php 1:20). Men also can be "magnified" (Jos 4:14; 1Ch 29:25, etc.). In Ro 11:13, "magnify mine office," the word (Greek, doxazo) is changed in the Revised Version (British and American) to "glorify."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3170 Greek: megaluno


"to make great" (megas), is translated "to magnify" in Luk 1:46; in Luk 1:58, RV, "had magnified (His mercy)," AV, "had shewed great (mercy);" Act 5:13; 10:46; 19:17; 2Cr 10:15, RV (AV, "we shall be enlarged"), i.e., by their faith in its practical effect he will be so assisted as to enlarge the scope of his Gospel ministry and carry its message to regions beyond them; in Phl 1:20, of the "magnifying" of Christ by him in his body, i.e., in all his activities and ways. In Mat 23:5, it signifies "to enlarge."

Note: In Rom 11:13, AV, the verb doxazo, "to glorify," is translated "I magnify (my office)," RV, "I glorify (my ministry)."


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