Luke 1:39-56 PDF Print E-mail
39Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah, 40and entered into the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41It happened, when Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, that the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42She called out with a loud voice, and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43Why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44For behold, when the voice of your greeting came into my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy! 45Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of the things which have been spoken to her from the Lord!”

46Mary said,

“My soul magnifies the Lord.

47My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior,

48for he has looked at the humble state of his handmaid.

For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.

49For he who is mighty has done great things for me.

Holy is his name.

50His mercy is for generations of generations on those who fear him.

51He has shown strength with his arm.

He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52He has put down princes from their thrones.

And has exalted the lowly.

53He has filled the hungry with good things.

He has sent the rich away empty.

54He has given help to Israel, his servant, that he might remember mercy,

55As he spoke to our fathers,

to Abraham and his seed forever.”

56Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her house.