At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in Judea's hill country.
There she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby inside her jumped. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
In a loud voice she called out, "God has blessed you more than other women. And blessed is the child you will have!
But why is God so kind to me? Why has the mother of my Lord come to me?
As soon as I heard the sound of your voice, the baby inside me jumped for joy.
You are a woman God has blessed. You have believed that what the Lord has said to you will be done!"