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| C H A P. I.
52 He hath put down the
mighty from their seats, and
exalted them of low degree.

53 He hath filled the hun-
gry with good things, and
the rich he hach sent empty
away.

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

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

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

57 Now Elizabeths full time came, that she should be delivered ; and the brought forth a fon.

58 And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy - upon her, and they rejoyced with her.

59 And it came to pass that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him "Zacharias, after the name of his father.

pleases from their Thrones, and makes the poor and Mean fucceed 'em. He heaps Plenty upon the Indigent, and spoils the Rich of the Wealth that made 'em proud. He always defends the Israelites who are devoted to his Worship, and renews to them those former Blessings with which he promis’d to favor Abraham and his Pofterity.

Thus Mary at that time express'd her félf; and continued three months with her Coulin, after which the time of Elizabeth's Travel approaching, she return'd home.

When Elizabeth's time was come, Mhe was deliver'd of a Son, as the Angel had promis'd. Her Neighbors and Kindred hearing how gracious God had been to her, came to congratulate her Happiness, and vifited her especially on the eighth days when the Child was to be circuncis'd according to the Custom of the Feros. This being perform'd, they call'd. him after his Father's name, Zacharias; and

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