Elizabeth got a visit from Mary

Elizabeth welcomed Mary, her cousin, to her home.

Elizabeth was six months pregnant and her baby leaped for joy at the sound of Mary’s voice.

In Hebrew, Elizabeth means: God is my oath.

Elizabeth was the wife of Zacharias (Zechariah), and both were from the tribe of Levi, the priestly tribe of Israel.

Zechariah in Hebrew means: Jehovah remembers.

Elizabeth was told to call her son John, the shortened form of Jehohanan, which in Hebrew means: Jehovah’s gift or God is gracious.

John would become known as John the Baptist.

Background Reading: – Mary visits Elizabeth

41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby jumped in her womb. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42 and she loudly exclaimed, “How blessed are you among women, and how blessed is the infant in your womb! 43 Why should this happen to me, to have the mother of my Lord visit me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb jumped for joy. 45 How blessed is this woman for believing that what was spoken to her by the Lord would be fulfilled!”
Luke 1:41-45

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