1 Samuel 1:9-18 King James Version

9  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. 10  And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore. 11  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 [1] child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head. 12  And it came to pass, as she continued [2] praying before the Lord, that Eli marked her mouth. 13  Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken. 14  And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee. 15  And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful [3] spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord. 16  Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint [4] and grief have I spoken hitherto. 17  Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him. 18  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.


Footnotes

[1] 1:11 a man...: Heb. seed of men

[2] 1:12 continued...: Heb. multiplied to pray

[3] 1:15 of a sorrowful...: Heb. hard of spirit

[4] 1:16 complaint: or, meditation

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