(5) Mary Visits Elizabeth
39Now Mary arose in those days and went with haste to the hill country, to a city of Judah, 40where she entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42She spoke out with a loud voice, saying, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. 43But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44For indeed, as soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the babe in my womb leaped with joy. 45And blessed is she who has believed, for those things which were told her from the Lord shall be performed.” 46And Mary said:
My soul magnifies the Lord, 47and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. 48For He has regarded the lowly state of His servant; and yes, from now on all generations will call me blessed! 49For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. 50And His mercy is on those who fear Him, from generation to generation. 51He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud for the imagination of their hearts. 52He has brought down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree. 53He has filled the hungry with good things, but He has sent the rich away empty. 54He has helped His servant Israel, remembering to show His mercy 55to Abraham’s seed forever, just as He promised him and our fathers.
56Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months, and then returned to her own house.
(5) Mary Visits Elizabeth
Luke 1:39-56 (KJV)
39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; 40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: 42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. 46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. 48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. 49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. 51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. 52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. 53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. 54 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; 55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever. 56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
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