He has helped His servant Israel, In remembrance of His mercy,
As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed forever."
And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her house.
Now Elizabeth's full time came for her to be delivered, and she brought forth a son.
When her neighbors and relatives heard how the Lord had shown great mercy to her, they rejoiced with her.
So it was, on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him by the name of his father, Zacharias.
His mother answered and said, "No; he shall be called John."
But they said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who is called by this name."
So they made signs to his father--what he would have him called.
And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, saying, "His name is John." So they all marveled.
Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, praising God.