"He has performed mighty deeds with his arm, routed the secretly proud,
brought down rulers from their thrones, raised up the humble,
filled the hungry with good things, but sent the rich away empty.
"He has taken the part of his servant Isra'el, mindful of the mercy
which he promised to our fathers, to Avraham and his seed forever."
Miryam stayed with Elisheva for about three months and then returned home.
The time arrived for Elisheva to have her baby, and she gave birth to a son.
Her neighbors and relatives heard how good ADONAI had been to her, and they rejoiced with her.
On the eighth day, they came to do the child's b'rit-milah. They were about to name him Z'kharyah, after his father,
when his mother spoke up and said, "No, he is to be called Yochanan."
They said to her, "None of your relatives has that name,"