Bible: 1 Samuel 1:9-2:11
1:9 On one occasion in Shiloh, after they had finished eating and drinking, Hannah got up. 1 (Now at the time Eli the priest was sitting in his chair 2 by the doorpost of the
1:12 As she continued praying to 9 the
1:15 But Hannah replied, “That’s not the way it is, 11 my lord! I am under a great deal of stress. 12 I have drunk neither wine nor beer. Rather, I have poured out my soul to 13 the
1:17 Eli replied, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant the request that you have asked of him.” 1:18 She said, “May I, your servant, find favor in your sight.” So the woman went her way and got something to eat. 15 Her face no longer looked sad.
1:19 They got up early the next morning and after worshiping the
Hannah Dedicates Samuel to the Lord
1:21 This man Elkanah went up with all his family to make the yearly sacrifice to the
So the woman stayed and nursed her son until she had weaned him. 1:24 Once she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with three bulls, an ephah 22 of flour, and a container 23 of wine. She brought him to the
Hannah Exalts the Lord in Prayer
2:1 Hannah prayed, 26
“My heart rejoices in the
my horn 27 is exalted high because of the
I loudly denounce 28 my enemies,
for I am happy that you delivered me. 29
2:2 No one is holy 30 like the
There is no one other than you!
There is no rock 31 like our God!
2:3 Don’t keep speaking so arrogantly, 32
letting proud talk come out of your mouth!
he 33 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. 36
he brings down to the grave 37 and raises up.
he humbles and he exalts.
2:8 He lifts the weak 38 from the dust;
he raises 39 the poor from the ash heap
to seat them with princes
and to bestow on them an honored position. 40
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 45 the heavens.
He will strengthen 46 his king
2:11 Then Elkanah went back home to Ramah. But the boy was serving the