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39 Mary got up and hurried to a city in the Judean highlands.
In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country,
40 She entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth.
where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit
42 With a loud voice she blurted out, "God has blessed you above all women, and he has blessed the child you carry.
and exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
43 Why do I have this honor, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me?
44 As soon as I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy.
For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy.
45 Happy is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill the promises he made to her."
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord."
46 Mary said, "With all my heart I glorify the Lord!
And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior.
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 He has looked with favor on the low status of his servant. Look! From now on, everyone will consider me highly favored
for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 because the mighty one has done great things for me. Holy is his name.
for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
50 He shows mercy to everyone, from one generation to the next, who honors him as God.
His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered those with arrogant thoughts and proud inclinations.
He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
52 He has pulled the powerful down from their thrones and lifted up the lowly.
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly;
53 He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty-handed.
he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.
54 He has come to the aid of his servant Israel, remembering his mercy,
He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,
55 just as he promised to our ancestors, to Abraham and to Abraham's descendants forever."
according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever."
56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months, and then returned to her home.
And Mary remained with her about three months and then returned to her home.
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