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41 At the moment she heard Mary’s voice, the baby[a] within Elizabeth’s womb jumped and kicked. And suddenly, Elizabeth was filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit! 42 With a loud voice she prophesied with power:

“Mary! You are a woman given the highest favor
    and privilege above all others.
    For your child[b] is destined to bring God great delight.
43 How did I deserve such a remarkable honor
    to have the mother of my Lord[c] come and visit me?

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 1:41 The Bible calls Elizabeth’s yet-to-be-born son, John, a “baby.”
  2. Luke 1:42 Or “the fruit of your womb.” This is the same word used for the “fruit” of the tree of life in Rev. 22:2. Jesus is “fruit” for us to take in as our life supply.
  3. Luke 1:43 An obvious prophetic revelation was given to Elizabeth from the Holy Spirit about what had happened with Mary.

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