July 7, 2019

Posted on July 7, 2019

July 7, 2019

1 SAMUEL 1:9-28

1:9 Then after the eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah rose up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his seat at the doorpost of the temple of Jehovah.

1:10 And she was bitter in soul and prayed to Jehovah and wept much.

1:11 And she made a vow and said, O Jehovah of hosts, if You will indeed look upon the affliction of Your female servant and remember me and not forget Your female servant, but give to Your female servant a male child, then I will give him to Jehovah for all the days of his life, and no razor will come upon his head.

1:12 And while she continued praying a long time before Jehovah, Eli watched her mouth.

1:13 And Hannah was speaking in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. So Eli thought that she was drunk.

1:14 And Eli said to her, How long will you be drunk? Put away your wine from you.

1:15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord. I am a woman oppressed in spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before Jehovah.

1:16 Do not take your female servant for a worthless woman; for out of the greatness of my anxiety and provocation I have been speaking all this time.

1:17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant your request that you have requested from Him.

1:18 And she said, Let your servant find favor in your sight. And the woman went her way; and she ate, and her countenance was sad no more.

1:19 And they rose up early in the morning and worshipped before Jehovah; and they returned and came to their house in Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and Jehovah remembered her.

1:20 And in due time Hannah conceived and bore a son; and she called his name Samuel, For, she said, I asked for him of Jehovah.

1:21 And the man Elkanah went up with all his house to offer the yearly sacrifice to Jehovah and his vow.

1:22 But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, When the child is weaned, then I will bring him up, so that he may appear before Jehovah and stay there forever.

1:23 And Elkanah her husband said to her, Do what is good in your sight; stay until you have weaned him. Only, may Jehovah establish His word. So the woman stayed and nursed her son until she weaned him.

1:24 And as soon as she weaned him, she brought him up with her, along with three bulls and one ephah of flour and a skin of wine; and she brought him to the house of Jehovah in Shiloh, although the child was young.

1:25 And they slaughtered the bull and brought the child to Eli.

1:26 And she said, Oh, my lord, as your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood here by you, praying to Jehovah.

1:27 It was for this child that I prayed, and Jehovah has granted me my request that I requested from Him.

1:28 Therefore I, for my part, have lent him to Jehovah; all the days that he lives, he is lent to Jehovah. And he worshipped Jehovah there.

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