The angel Gabriel told Mary that her cousin Elizabeth was pregnant
and soon to give birth to a baby boy and that he would be named John.
Mary went to the hill country of Judea to visit her cousin. She stayed
there for three months and then returned home. When Elizabeth
greeted Mary she said "Blessed are you among women. Then Mary
replied with the following words which are now known as the Magnificat
or Mary's Song.|
órann m’anam an Tiarna,|
47 agus rinne mo spiorad gairdeas i nDia mo Shlánaitheoir.
48 Óir dhearc sé le fabhar ar ísle a bhanóglaigh; mar féach, déarfaidh na glúine uile feasta gur méanar dom.
49 Óir rinne an Té atá cumhachtach nithe móra dom agus is naofa a ainm,
50 agus tá a thrócaire ó ghlúin go glúin
51 Thaispeáin sé neart a láimhe:
52 Leag sé prionsaí óna gcathaoireacha,
53 Líon sé lucht an ocrais le nithe maithe,
54 D’fhóir sé ar Iosrael a sheirbhíseach,
55 de réir mar gheall sé dar n-aithreacha
46 My soul magnifies the Lord,|
47 And my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.
48 For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden, For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49 For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.
50 And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with His arm:
52 He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He sent empty away.
54 He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy;
55 As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever.