Luke 1:39-56 New American Standard Bible

Mary Visits Elisabeth

39  Now [1]at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country , to a city of Judah , 40  and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth . 41  When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting , the baby leaped in her womb ; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit . 42  And she cried out with a loud voice and said , "Blessed are you among women , and blessed is the fruit of your womb ! 43  "And [2]how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? 44  "For behold , when the sound of your greeting reached my ears , the baby leaped in my womb for joy . 45  "And blessed is she who [3]believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her [4]by the Lord ." 46  And Mary said : " My soul [5] exalts the Lord , 47  And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior . 48  "For He has had regard for the humble state of His [6]bondslave ; For behold , from this time on all generations will count me blessed . 49  "For the Mighty One has done great things for me; And holy is His name . 50  " AND HIS MERCY IS [7]UPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM. 51  " He has done [8]mighty deeds with His arm ; He has scattered those who were proud in the [9]thoughts of their heart . 52  "He has brought down rulers from their thrones , And has exalted those who were humble . 53  " HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS ; And sent away the rich empty-handed . 54  "He has given help to Israel His servant , [10]In remembrance of His mercy , 55  As He spoke to our fathers , To Abraham and his [11]descendants forever ." 56  And Mary stayed with her about three months , and then returned to her home .


[1] 1:39 Lit "in these days"

[2] 1:43 Lit "from where this to me"

[3] 1:45 Or "believed, because there will be"

[4] 1:45 Lit "from"

[5] 1:46 Lit "makes great"

[6] 1:48 I.e. female slave

[7] 1:50 Lit "unto generations and generations"

[8] 1:51 Lit "might"

[9] 1:51 Lit "thought, attitude"

[10] 1:54 Lit "So as to remember"

[11] 1:55 Lit "seed"

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