In those days Mary arose and went with haste into 1the hill country, to a town in Judah,
and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth 2was filled with the Holy Spirit,
and she exclaimed with a loud cry, 3"Blessed are you among women, and 4blessed is 5the fruit of your womb!
And why is this granted to me that the mother of 6my Lord should come to me?
For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
And 7blessed is she who believed that there would bea a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord."