39 In those days Mary set out and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judah 40 where she entered Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped inside her, e and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. f 42 Then she exclaimed with a loud cry:
“You are the most blessed of women,
and your child will be blessed! g
43 How could this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For you see, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped for joy inside me! h 45 She who has believed is blessed because what was spoken to her by the Lord will be fulfilled!”
46 And Mary said:
on the humble condition of His slave.
Surely, from now on all generations
will call me blessed, m
49 because the Mighty One n
has done great things for me, o
and His name p is holy.
50 His mercy is from generation to generation q
on those who fear Him.
51 He has done a mighty deed with His arm; r
He has scattered the proud
because of the thoughts of their hearts; s
and exalted the lowly. t
53 He has satisfied the hungry with good things u
and sent the rich away empty.
mindful of His mercy, v
1:41 * leaped in her abdomen or womb
1:42 * and the fruit of your abdomen (or womb) is blessed
1:44 * in my abdomen or womb
1:46 Or soul magnifies
1:54 Because He remembered His mercy; Ps 98:3
1:55 Or offspring; * seed