iFor ver. 46-53, [1 Sam. 2:1-10]
nPs. 106:21; 1 Tim. 1:1; 2:3; Titus 1:3; 2:10; 3:4; Jude 25; [2 Tim. 1:9]
Mary Visits Elizabeth39In those days Mary arose and went with haste into athe hill country, to a town in Judah, 40and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth bwas filled with the Holy Spirit, 42and she exclaimed with a loud cry c“Blessed are you among women, and dblessed is ethe fruit of your womb! 43And why is this granted to me that the mother of fmy Lord should come to me? 44For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45And gblessed is she who believed that there would be ▼
▼Or believed, for there will bea fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
Mary’s Song of Praise: The Magnificat46And Mary said, i“My jsoul kmagnifies the Lord,
47 land my mspirit rejoices in nGod my Savior,
48for ohe has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations pwill call me blessed;
49for qhe who is mighty rhas done great things for me,
and sholy is his name.
50And this mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 uHe has shown strength with his arm;
vhe has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
52 whe has brought down the mighty from their thrones
xand exalted those of humble estate;
53he has filled ythe hungry with good things,
and the rich zhe has sent away empty.
54He has aahelped abhis servant Israel,
acin remembrance of his mercy,
55 adas he spoke to our fathers,
aeto Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
56And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.
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