Mary got up and hurried to a city in the Judean highlands.
She entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
With a loud voice she blurted out, "God has blessed you above all women, and he has blessed the child you carry.
Why do I have this honor, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
As soon as I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy.
Happy is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill the promises he made to her."