Bible: I Sam. 2:1-10
Hannah Exalts the Lord in Prayer
2:1 Hannah prayed, 1
“My heart rejoices in the
my horn 2 is exalted high because of the
I loudly denounce 3 my enemies,
for I am happy that you delivered me. 4
2:2 No one is holy 5 like the
There is no one other than you!
There is no rock 6 like our God!
2:3 Don’t keep speaking so arrogantly, 7
letting proud talk come out of your mouth!
he 8 evaluates what people do.
2:4 The bows of warriors are shattered,
but those who stumble find their strength reinforced.
2:5 Those who are well-fed hire themselves out to earn food,
but the hungry no longer lack.
but the one with many children withers away. 11
he brings down to the grave 12 and raises up.
he humbles and he exalts.
2:8 He lifts the weak 13 from the dust;
he raises 14 the poor from the ash heap
to seat them with princes
and to bestow on them an honored position. 15
The foundations of the earth belong to the
and he has placed the world on them.
but the wicked are made speechless in the darkness,
for it is not by one’s own strength that one prevails.
he thunders against them from 20 the heavens.
He will strengthen 21 his king