Book 09 1 Samuel Chapter 001
|001:001||Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, of mount|
Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son
of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite:
|001:002||And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the|
name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but
Hannah had no children.
|001:003||And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to|
sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons
of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD, were
|001:004||And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to|
Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters,
|001:005||But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah:|
but the LORD had shut up her womb.
|001:006||And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her|
fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.
|001:007||And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house|
of the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did
|001:008||Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest|
thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved?
am not I better to thee than ten sons?
|001:009||So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after|
they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post
of the temple of the LORD.
|001:010||And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD,|
and wept sore.
|001:011||And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt|
indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember
me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine
handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all
the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his
|001:012||And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD,|
that Eli marked her mouth.
|001:013||Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but|
her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been
|001:014||And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away|
thy wine from thee.
|001:015||And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a|
sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink,
but have poured out my soul before the LORD.
|001:016||Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of|
the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken
|001:017||Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel|
grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.
|001:018||And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So|
the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was
no more sad.
|001:019||And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before|
the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and
Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her.
|001:020||Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after|
Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name
Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.
|001:021||And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto|
the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.
|001:022||But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, I will|
not go up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring
him, that he may appear before the LORD, and there abide for
|001:023||And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Do what seemeth thee|
good; tarry until thou have weaned him; only the LORD
establish his word. So the woman abode, and gave her son suck
until she weaned him.
|001:024||And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with|
three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine,
and brought him unto the house of the LORD in Shiloh: and the
child was young.
|001:025||And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli.|
|001:026||And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am|
the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.
|001:027||For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my|
petition which I asked of him:
|001:028||Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he|
liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the