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Mary’s Song of Praise

46 And Mary[a] said,

“My soul magnifies the Lord,(A)
47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,(B)
48 for he has looked with favor on the lowly state of his servant.
    Surely from now on all generations will call me blessed,(C)
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
    and holy is his name;(D)
50 indeed, his mercy is for those who fear him
    from generation to generation.(E)
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
    he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.(F)
52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones
    and lifted up the lowly;(G)
53 he has filled the hungry with good things
    and sent the rich away empty.(H)
54 He has come to the aid of his child Israel,
    in remembrance of his mercy,(I)
55 according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
    to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”(J)

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

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  1. 1.46 Other ancient authorities read Elizabeth