Gospel according to Luke

New Testament

Rainbow Missions, Inc. World English Bible. Rainbow Missions, Inc.; revision of the American Standard Version of 1901. http://ebible.org/bible/web.

It happened, when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, that the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

She called out with a loud voice, and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!

Why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

For behold, when the voice of your greeting came into my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy!

Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of the things which have been spoken to her from the Lord!"

Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord.

My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior,

For he has looked at the humble state of his handmaid. For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.

For he who is mighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name.

His mercy is for generations of generations on those who fear him.

He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.

He has put down princes from their thrones. And has exalted the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things. He has sent the rich away empty.

He has given help to Israel, his servant, that he might remember mercy,

As he spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and his seed forever."

Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her house.

Now the time that Elizabeth should give birth was fulfilled, and she brought forth a son.

Her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had magnified his mercy towards her, and they rejoiced with her.

It happened on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of the father.

His mother answered, "Not so; but he will be called John."