Luke 1:48-58 NIV

48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.1 From now on all generations will call me blessed,2

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49 for the Mighty One has done great things3 for me-- holy is his name.4

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50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.5

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51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;6 he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.7

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52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.8

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53 He has filled the hungry with good things9 but has sent the rich away empty.

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54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful10

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55 to Abraham and his descendants11 forever, even as he said to our fathers."

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56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

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57 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son.

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      58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.