1 Samuel Chapter 1 (1611 Bible)
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Now there was a certaine man of Ramathaim Zophim, of mount Ephraim, & his name was Elkanah, the sonne of Ieroham, the sonne of Elihu, the sonne of Tohu, the sonne of Zuph, an Ephrathite;
And he had two wiues, the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.
And this man went vp out of his citie yeerely, to worship and to sacrifice vnto the Lord of hostes in Shiloh; and the two sonnes of Eli, Hophni, and Phinehas, the Priests of the Lord, were there.
¶ And when the time was, that Elkanah offered, he gaue to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sonnes, and her daughters, portions.
But vnto Hannah he gaue a worthy portion: (for he loued Hannah, but the Lord had shut vp her wombe.
And her aduersary also prouoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the Lord had shut vp her wombe.)
And as he did so yeere by yeere, when she went vp to the house of the Lord, so she prouoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.
Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieued? Am not I better to thee, then ten sonnes?
¶ So Hannah rose vp after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunke; (now Eli the Priest sate vpon a seat by a poste of the Temple of the Lord. )
And shee was in bitternesse of soule, and prayed vnto the Lord, and wept sore.
And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hostes, if thou wilt indeed looke on the affliction of thine handmayd, and remember me, and not forget thine handmayd, but wilt giue vnto thine handmayd a man childe, then I will giue him vnto the Lord all the dayes of his life, and there shall no rasor come vpon his head.
And it came to passe as she continued praying before the Lord, that Eli marked her mouth.
Now Hannah, shee spake in her heart; onely her lippes mooued, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had beene drunken.
And Eli said vnto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.
And Hannah answered, and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowfull spirit: I haue drunke neither wine nor strong drinke, but haue powred out my soule before the Lord.
Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and griefe, haue I spoken hitherto.
Then Eli answered, and said, Goe in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition, that thou hast asked of him.
And she said, Let thine handmaid finde grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eate, and her countenance was no more sad.
¶ And they rose vp in the morning early, and worshipped before the Lord, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knewe Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembred her.
Wherefore it came to passe when the time was come about, after Hannah had conceiued, that shee bare a sonne, and called his name Samuel, saying; Because I haue asked him of the Lord.
And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went vp to offer vnto the Lord the yeerely sacrifice, and his vowe.
But Hannah went not vp; for shee said vnto her husband, I will not goe vp vntill the childe be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appeare before the Lord, and there abide for euer.
And Elkanah her husband said vnto her, Do what seemeth thee good, tary vntill thou haue weaned him, only the Lord establish his word: so the woman abode, and gaue her sonne sucke vntill she weaned him.
¶ And when shee had weaned him, shee tooke him vp with her, with three bullocks, and one Ephah of floure, and a bottle of wine, and brought him vnto the house of the Lord in Shiloh: and the childe was young.
And they slew a bullocke, and brought the childe to Eli.
And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soule liueth, my lord, I am the woman, that stood by thee heere, praying vnto the Lord.
For this childe I prayed, and the Lord hath giuen me my petition, which I asked of him:
Therefore also I haue lent him to the Lord as long as hee liueth, he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there.
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AhuwaChiamaka Jessica's 1 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 8/23/2015, 11:55am...
God does things to test our faith in him also know if we can hold on to him to the end inspite of our troubles we go through in life.
Anne's 1 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 8/14/2015, 8:57am...
Hanna did not forget the vow she made to the Lord and she gave Samuel back to God.
Dennis achuti's 1 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 7/20/2015, 6:02am...
despite what you are going through,God slowly will work out your situation and all will be fine
Ms.Butler's 1 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 2/22/2015, 10:25pm...
Hannah was tormented and went to the source she knew could help her. She unselfishly gave her blessing back to serve the Lord!!!!
Davis Akullo's 1 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 2/10/2015, 7:12am...
The are situations in our lives that only God can fix. Hannah had peninah, alike, we may also have many peninahs surrounding us but for sure when it is time for God to act he will surely do. There is no need to despair in your situation. Do not give up on God because he will not give up on you
Amy's 1 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 1/24/2015, 11:15am...
Not what I researched but like it
Janine Nthabie's 1 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 1/03/2015, 2:34pm...
I have realized that whenever you pray to God and ask for something. ..don 't just ask but also tell God what is that you will do in return. Just like Hannah do promise God that God if you bless me with the husband that I need right now, my family will serve You all the days if our lives. Lord God of all creations if you can remember me and bless me with the job that I need right now. I will honor you by buying whatever might be needed in my church. I will help and feed the poor and my house will be your house. Make a promise to God, He is faithful enough to bless you with all your needs
Simphiwe Ndima's 1 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 12/02/2014, 5:51am...
As for Hannah didn 't have anything to be thankfull for. But Hannah did not stay at home cry cos she had nothing but Hannah did go to Shilo with those people who had something to thank God for. THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS... even if you got nothing don 't stop praising and praying to the Lord. don 't stop going to church even if they call you names but persist till God bless you with all your awaiting Blessing Good people lets all Go to SHILO AMEN
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