Bible: 1 Sam 1:7-12

1:7 Peninnah 1  would behave this way year after year. Whenever Hannah 2  went up to the Lord’s house, Peninnah 3  would upset her so that she would weep and refuse to eat. 1:8 Finally her husband Elkanah said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep and not eat? Why are you so sad? 4  Am I not better to you than ten 5  sons?

1:9 On one occasion in Shiloh, after they had finished eating and drinking, Hannah got up. 6  (Now at the time Eli the priest was sitting in his chair 7  by the doorpost of the Lord’s temple.) 1:10 She was very upset 8  as she prayed to the Lord, and she was weeping uncontrollably. 9  1:11 She made a vow saying, “O Lord of hosts, if you will look with compassion 10  on the suffering of your female servant, 11  remembering me and not forgetting your servant, and give a male child 12  to your servant, then I will dedicate him to the Lord all the days of his life. His hair will never be cut.” 13 

1:12 As she continued praying to 14  the Lord, Eli was watching her mouth.

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