"And ahow has it happened to me, that the mother of 1my Lord would come to me?
"For behold, when the sound of your greetingreached my ears, the babyleaped in my womb for joy.
"And 2blessed is she who bbelieved that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her cby the Lord."
And Marysaid : "3My sould4exalts the Lord,
And 5my spirit has rejoiced in 6God my Savior.
"For 7He has hadregard for the humblestate of His ebondslave ; For behold, from thistime on allgenerations will count me 8blessed.
"For the MightyOne has donegreatthings for me; And holy is His name.
"9AND HIS MERCY IS fUPON GENERATIONAFTERGENERATION TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.
"10He has donegmightydeeds with His arm ; He has scattered those who were proud in the hthoughts of their heart.
"He has broughtdownrulers from their thrones, And has 11exalted those who were humble.
"12HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOODTHINGS ; And sentaway the richempty-handed.