And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;
And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled
And she spake out with a loud voice, and
said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For, lo, as soon as the
voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
And my spirit
hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden:
for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty
hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
And his mercy is on them that fear
him from generation to generation.
He hath showed strength with his arm; he hath scattered
the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their
seats, and exalted them of low degree.
He hath filled the hungry with good things; and
the rich he hath sent empty away.
He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of
As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
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