And standing up in those days Mary traveled
to the hill country with haste to a town of Judah,
and she entered the home of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.
And it happened that as Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting
that the baby leaped in her womb,
and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,
and she cried out with a great shout and said,
"Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
And why is this for me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me?
For look, as the sound of your greeting came into my ears,
the baby leaped in gladness in my womb.
And blessed is she who believed
that what has been spoken to her
from the Lord will be completed."
And Mary said, "My soul magnified the Lord,
and my spirit is glad in God my savior;
for he looked upon the humble state of his servant.
For look, from now on all generations will consider me blessed;
because the powerful one did great things for me.
And holy is his name,
and his mercy is on the generations and generations revering him.
He did a mighty deed with his arm,
scattered the proud in the understanding of their hearts,
brought down the powerful from thrones
and lifted up the humble;
he filled the hungry with good things
and sent the rich away empty.
He took the part of Israel his servant, remembering mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his seed forever."
And Mary stayed with her about three months,
and returned to her home.