Now there was a certainH259 manH376 of Ramathaimzophim,H7436 of mountH2022 Ephraim,H669 and his nameH8034 was Elkanah,H511 the sonH1121 of Jeroham,H3395 the sonH1121 of Elihu,H453 the sonH1121 of Tohu,H8459 the sonH1121 of Zuph,H6689 an Ephrathite:H673
And he had twoH8147 wives;H802 the nameH8034 of the oneH259 was Hannah,H2584 and the nameH8034 of the otherH8145 Peninnah:H6444 and PeninnahH6444 hadH1961 children,H3206 but HannahH2584 had noH369 children.H3206
And thisH1931 manH376 wentH5927 up out of his cityH5892 yearlyH3117 to worshipH7812 and to sacrificeH2076 to the LORDH3068 of hostsH6635 in Shiloh.H7887 And the twoH8147 sonsH1121 of Eli,H5941 HophniH2652 and Phinehas,H6372 the priestsH3548 of the LORD,H3068 were there.H8033
And when the timeH3117 was that ElkanahH511 offered,H2076 he gaveH5414 to PeninnahH6444 his wife,H802 and to allH3605 her sonsH1121 and her daughters,H1323 portions:H4490
But to HannahH2584 he gaveH5414 a worthyH639 portion;H4490 for he lovedH157 Hannah:H2584 but the LORDH3068 had shutH5462 up her womb.H7358
And her adversaryH6869 alsoH1571 provokedH3707 her sore,H3708 for to make her fret,H7481 becauseH3588 the LORDH3068 had shutH5462 up her womb.H7358
And as he didH6213 soH3651 yearH8141 by year,H8141 whenH1767 she wentH5927 up to the houseH1004 of the LORD,H3068 soH3651 she provokedH3707 her; therefore she wept,H1058 and did not eat.H398
Then saidH559 ElkanahH511 her husbandH376 to her, Hannah,H2584 whyH4100 weepH1058 you? and whyH4100 eatH398 you not? and whyH4100 is your heartH3824 grieved?H7489 am not I betterH2896 to you than tenH6235 sons?H1121
So HannahH2584 roseH6965 up afterH310 they had eatenH398 in Shiloh,H7887 and afterH310 they had drunk.H8354 Now EliH5941 the priestH3548 satH3427 on a seatH3678 by a postH4201 of the templeH1964 of the LORD.H3068
And she was in bitternessH4751 of soul,H5315 and prayedH6419 to the LORD,H3068 and weptH1058 sore.
And she vowedH5087 a vow,H5088 and said,H559 O LORDH3068 of hosts,H6635 ifH518 you will indeed lookH7200 on the afflictionH6040 of your handmaid,H519 and rememberH2142 me, and not forgetH7911 your handmaid,H519 but will giveH5414 to your handmaidH519 a manH582 child,H2233 then I will giveH5414 him to the LORDH3068 allH3605 the daysH3117 of his life,H2416 and there shall noH3808 razorH4177 comeH5927 on his head.H7218
And it cameH1961 to pass, as she continuedH7235 prayingH6419 beforeH6440 the LORD,H3068 that EliH5941 markedH8104 her mouth.H6310
Now Hannah,H2584 she spokeH1696 in her heart;H3820 onlyH7535 her lipsH8193 moved,H5128 but her voiceH6963 was not heard:H8085 therefore EliH5941 thoughtH2803 she had been drunken.H7910
And EliH5941 saidH559 to her, HowH5704 longH5704 will you be drunken?H7937 putH5493 awayH5493 your wineH3196 from you.
And HannahH2584 answeredH6030 and said,H559 No,H3808 my lord,H113 I am a womanH802 of a sorrowfulH7186 spirit:H7307 I have drunkH8354 neitherH3808 wineH3196 nor strong drink,H7941 but have pouredH8210 out my soulH5315 beforeH6440 the LORD.H3068
CountH5414 not your handmaidH519 for a daughterH1323 of Belial:H1100 for out of the abundanceH7230 of my complaintH7879 and griefH3708 have I spokenH1696 till now.H5704 H2008
Then EliH5941 answeredH6030 and said,H559 GoH3212 in peace:H7965 and the GodH430 of IsraelH3478 grantH5414 you your petitionH7596 that you have askedH7592 of him.
And she said,H559 Let your handmaidH8198 findH4672 graceH2580 in your sight.H5869 So the womanH802 wentH3212 her way,H1870 and did eat,H398 and her countenanceH6440 was noH3808 moreH5750 sad.
And they roseH7925 up in the morningH1242 early,H7925 and worshippedH7812 beforeH6440 the LORD,H3068 and returned,H7725 and cameH935 to their houseH1004 to Ramah:H7414 and ElkanahH511 knewH3045 HannahH2584 his wife;H802 and the LORDH3068 rememberedH2142 her.
Why it cameH1961 to pass, when the timeH3117 was comeH8622 about after HannahH2584 had conceived,H2029 that she boreH3205 a son,H1121 and calledH7121 his nameH8034 Samuel,H8050 saying, BecauseH3588 I have askedH7592 him of the LORD.H3068
And the manH376 Elkanah,H511 and allH3605 his house,H1004 wentH5927 up to offerH2076 to the LORDH3068 the yearlyH3117 sacrifice,H2077 and his vow.H5088
But HannahH2584 wentH5927 not up; for she saidH559 to her husband,H376 I will not go up untilH5704 the childH5288 be weaned,H1580 and then I will bringH935 him, that he may appearH7200 beforeH854 H6440 the LORD,H3068 and thereH8033 abideH3427 for ever.H5769
And ElkanahH511 her husbandH376 saidH559 to her, DoH6213 what seemsH5869 you good;H2896 tarryH3427 untilH5704 you have weanedH1580 him; onlyH389 the LORDH3068 establishH6965 his word.H1697 So the womanH802 stayed,H3427 and gave her sonH1121 suckH3243 untilH5704 she weanedH1580 him.
And whenH834 she had weanedH1580 him, she tookH5927 him up with her, with threeH7969 bullocks,H6499 and oneH259 ephahH374 of flour,H7058 and a bottleH5035 of wine,H3196 and broughtH935 him to the houseH1004 of the LORDH3068 in Shiloh:H7887 and the childH5288 was young.H5288
And they slewH7819 a bullock,H6499 and broughtH935 the childH5288 to Eli.H5941
And she said,H559 OhH994 my lord,H113 as your soulH5315 lives,H2416 my lord,H113 I am the womanH802 that stoodH5324 by you here,H2088 prayingH6419 to the LORD.H3068
For thisH2088 childH5288 I prayed;H6419 and the LORDH3068 has givenH5414 me my petitionH7596 whichH834 I askedH7592 of him:
Therefore alsoH1571 I have lentH7592 him to the LORD;H3068 as longH3117 as he livesH3117 he shall be lentH7592 to the LORD.H3068 And he worshippedH7812 the LORDH3068 there.H8033