Mary’s Praise

International Sunday School December 22, 2019 Winter Quarter #4

Luke 1:39-56 (NIV)

Mary Visits Elizabeth

[39] At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, [40] where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. [41] When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. [42] In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! [43] But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? [44] As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. [45] Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

Mary’s Song

[46] And Mary said:

“My soul glorifies the Lord

[47] and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,[48] for he has been mindful

of the humble state of his servant.From now on all generations will call me blessed,

[49] for the Mighty One has done great things for me—

holy is his name.[50] His mercy extends to those who fear him,

from generation to generation.[51] He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;

he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.[52] He has brought down rulers from their thrones

but has lifted up the humble.[53] He has filled the hungry with good things

but has sent the rich away empty.[54] He has helped his servant Israel,

remembering to be merciful[55] to Abraham and his descendants forever,

just as he promised our ancestors.”[56] Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

 

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