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Luke 1:39-56

39 And Mary stood·​·up in those days, and went with haste into the hill-country, into a city of Judah,
40 and entered into the house of Zacharias, and greeted Elizabeth.
41 And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
42 And she exclaimed with a great voice and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb!
43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44 For behold, as soon as the voice of thy greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for gladness.
45 And happy is she who has believed that there shall be a performance of those things which were spoken to her from the Lord.
46 And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord;
47 and my spirit has leapt·​·for·​·joy in God my Saviour;
48 for He has looked upon the lowliness of His maidservant; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49 For He who is powerful has done for me great things, and holy is His name.
50 And His mercy is to generations of generations, to those who fear Him.
51 He has made might by His arm; He has scattered the proud in the thought of their heart.
52 He has taken·​·down the powerful from thrones, and has exalted the lowly.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent·​·away empty.
54 He has accepted His servant1 Israel, to remember mercy,
55 as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
56 And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her own house.

1literally, “boy,” here and in verse 69