He has given help to Israel, his servant, that he might remember mercy
(As he spoke to our fathers) Toward Abraham and his seed forever."
Mary stayed with her about three months, and returned to her house.
Now the time that Elizabeth should give birth was fulfilled, and she brought forth a son.
Her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had magnified his mercy towards her; and they rejoiced with her.
It happened on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of the father.
His mother answered, "Not so; but he will be called John."
They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who is called by this name."
They made signs to his father, what he would have him called.
He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is John." They all marveled.
His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing God.