46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.

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Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat

46 And Mary said,

(A)“My (B)soul (C)magnifies the Lord,
47     (D)and my (E)spirit rejoices in (F)God my Savior,
48 for (G)he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
    For behold, from now on all generations (H)will call me blessed;
49 for (I)he who is mighty (J)has done great things for me,
    and (K)holy is his name.
50 And (L)his mercy is for those who fear him
    from generation to generation.
51 (M)He has shown strength with his arm;
    (N)he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
52 (O)he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
    (P)and exalted those of humble estate;
53 he has filled (Q)the hungry with good things,
    and the rich (R)he has sent away empty.
54 He has (S)helped (T)his servant Israel,
    (U)in remembrance of his mercy,
55 (V)as he spoke to our fathers,
    (W)to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”

56 And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.

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