Bible: Luke 1:46-56

Mary’s Hymn of Praise

1:46 And Mary 1  said, 2 

“My soul exalts 3  the Lord, 4 

1:47 and my spirit has begun to rejoice 5  in God my Savior,

1:48 because he has looked upon the humble state of his servant. 6 

For 7  from now on 8  all generations will call me blessed, 9 

1:49 because he who is mighty 10  has done great things for me, and holy is his name;

1:50 from 11  generation to generation he is merciful 12  to those who fear 13  him.

1:51 He has demonstrated power 14  with his arm; he has scattered those whose pride wells up from the sheer arrogance 15  of their hearts.

1:52 He has brought down the mighty 16  from their thrones, and has lifted up those of lowly position; 17 

1:53 he has filled the hungry with good things, 18  and has sent the rich away empty. 19 

1:54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering 20  his mercy, 21 

1:55 as he promised 22  to our ancestors, 23  to Abraham and to his descendants 24  forever.”

1:56 So 25  Mary stayed with Elizabeth 26  about three months 27  and then returned to her home.

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