1 SAMUEL 2:1-20
2:1 And Hannah prayed and said: / My heart exults in Jehovah; / My horn is exalted in Jehovah; / My mouth is enlarged against my enemies, / Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
2:2 There is none holy like Jehovah, / For there is none besides You; / Nor is there a rock like our God.
2:3 Talk no more so very proudly; / Do not let arrogance go forth from your mouth; / For Jehovah is a God of knowledge, / And actions are weighed by Him.
2:4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, / And those who stumbled are girded with strength.
2:5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for food, / And those who were hungry are not so any longer. / She who was barren has borne seven, / And she who had many children languishes.
2:6 Jehovah kills and makes alive; / He brings down to Sheol and brings up.
2:7 Jehovah makes poor and makes rich; / He makes low and also lifts up.
2:8 He raises the poor from the dust, / From the ash heap He lifts the needy, / That He may seat them with princes / And cause them to inherit the throne of glory. / For the pillars of the earth are Jehovah’s, / And He has set the world upon them.
2:9 He will keep the feet of His faithful ones, / But the wicked will be silenced in darkness; / For not by strength shall any man prevail.
2:10 Those who strive with Jehovah will be shattered; / Against them He will thunder in heaven. / Jehovah will judge the ends of the earth; / And He will give strength to His king / And exalt the horn of His anointed.
2:11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child ministered to Jehovah before Eli the priest.
2:12 Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know Jehovah,
2:13 Nor did they regard the priests’ rightful due with the people. When any man offered a sacrifice, the priest’s attendant would come with a three-pronged fork in his hand while the flesh was boiling,
2:14 And he would thrust it into the pan or kettle or cauldron or pot; all that the fork brought up, the priest took with it. Thus they did in Shiloh to all the Israelites who came there.
2:15 Indeed before they burned the fat, the priest’s attendant would come and say to the man sacrificing, Give some flesh to roast for the priest, for he will not accept boiled flesh from you, but only raw.
2:16 And if the man said to him, Let them burn up the fat first, then take as much as your soul desires; he would say, No, but you shall give it now; otherwise, I will take it by force.
2:17 And the sin of the young men was very great before Jehovah, for the men despised the offering of Jehovah.
2:18 And Samuel ministered before Jehovah, as a boy wearing a linen ephod.
2:19 And his mother would make him a little robe and bring it up to him yearly when she went up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.
2:20 And Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife and say, May Jehovah give you seed by this woman in place of the one she requested of Jehovah; and they would go back to their place.