And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies and exalts the Lord,
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
For He has looked [with loving care] on the humble state of His maidservant;
For behold, from now on all generations will count me blessed and happy and favored by God!
For He who is mighty has done great things for me;
And holy is His name [to be worshiped in His purity, majesty, and glory].
AND HIS MERCY IS UPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION
TOWARD THOSE WHO [stand in great awe of God and] FEAR HIM.
He has done mighty deeds with His [powerful] arm;
He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones,
And exalted those who were humble.
HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS;
And sent the rich away empty-handed.
He has helped His servant Israel,
In remembrance of His mercy,
Just as He promised to our fathers,
To Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
And Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months, and then returned to her home.