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Luke 1:46-56 - The Essential Jesus - 2008
And Mary said:
"My soul greatly honours the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices because of God my Saviour,
for he has taken notice of the humble state of his servant.
For from now on, every generation will call me blessed
because the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name,
and to generation after generation of people, he shows mercy
to those who fear him.
He has shown the strength of his arm, and scattered those
who are arrogant in their hearts;
he has knocked down rulers from their thrones; and he has
lifted up the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things; but the rich he has
sent away empty.
He has taken care of Israel, his son, remembering to be merciful,
just as he promised to our ancestors, to Abrahamk and his
descendants for ever."
Mary remained with her for about three months, and then
k The ancestor of all the Israelites, the grandfather of Jacob (who was later renamed 'Israel').