for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.1 From now on all generations will call me blessed,249
for the Mighty One has done great things3 for me-- holy is his name.450
His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.551
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;6 he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.752
He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.853
He has filled the hungry with good things9 but has sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful1055
to Abraham and his descendants11 forever, even as he said to our fathers."
Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.