And there was [2
one] from Ramathaim Zophim of mount Ephraim, and his name was
Elkanah, son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son Zuph from mount Ephraim.
And to this one was
two wives; the
name to the one was
Hannah, and the
name to the second was
Peninnah. And there was to Peninnah a child, and to Hannah there was no child.
that] from days to days from out of his city of Ramathaim to do obeisance and to sacrifice to the LORD
of Hosts in Shiloh. And [2
was] Eli and [2
his], Hophni and Phinehas, priests of the LORD
And came to pass a day that Elkanah sacrificed, and he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons, and to
her daughters, portions.
And to Hannah he gave [2
one], for there was no child to her; except that [2
loved Hannah 1
Elkanah] above Peninnah. But the LORD
locked the matter
concerning her womb.
provoked her to anger 1
her rival], and even a provocation to anger because of the treating her with contempt, for the LORD
closed up the matters
concerning her womb to not give to her a child.
Thus she did year by year in her ascending unto the
house of the LORD
; and she was depressed, and she wept, and did not eat.
to her 1
her husband], Hannah, what is it to you that you weep? And why do you not eat? And why does [2
your heart]? [2
Am I] to you over ten children?
And Hannah rose up after their eating in Shiloh, and after drinking. And Eli the priest sat upon the chair at the doorposts of the
temple of the LORD
And she was in severe pain of soul, and she prayed to the LORD
, and with weeping she wept.
And she vowed a vow, saying, O LORD
of hosts, if looking you should look upon the humiliation of your maidservant, and should remember me, and should not forget your maidservant, and should give to
your maidservant seed of a male, then I will put him before you, dedicated until the
day of his death. And an iron razor
shall not ascend upon his head.
And it came to pass when she multiplied praying before the LORD
, that Eli the priest watched her mouth.
And she spoke in her heart, and her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. And [2
Eli] to be intoxicated.
to her 1
Eli], Until when shall you be intoxicated? Remove your wine!
And Hannah answered and said, No, O master, [3
a woman 4
a hard 6
am], and wine and strong drink I have not drunk, and I pour out my soul before the LORD
You should not grant your maidservant for [2
mischievous]. For from the
amount of my meditation, and from the
amount of my depression, I have been stretched out until the present.
And Eli answered and said to her, Go in peace! The God of Israel will give to you all your request which you asked of him.
And she said, [2
Your maidservant] favor in your eyes. And [3
woman] her way, and ate with her husband, and drank, and her face was not downcast any longer.
And they rose early in the morning, and did obeisance to the LORD
, and they went their way. And Elkanah entered unto his house in Ramah, and he knew Hannah his wife; and [2
her 1the LORD
], and she conceived.
The Birth of Samuel
And it came to pass in the time of the days, that Hannah bore a son, and she called his name Samuel, saying that, From the LORD
almighty I asked him.
Elkanah], and all his house, to sacrifice in Shiloh, for the sacrifice of the days, and his vows.
And Hannah did not ascend with him, for she said to her husband, I will wait
until the ascending of
the boy, whenever I should have weaned it, and he shall appear in front of the LORD
, and he shall settle there unto the
to her 1
her husband], You do the good thing
in your eyes, sit until whenever you should wean it! Only may the LORD
establish the thing
coming forth from out of your mouth. And [3
woman], and nursed her son until whenever she weaned him.
And she ascended with him unto Shiloh with a calf being three years old, and an ephah of fine flour, and a skin flask of wine. And she entered into the
house of the LORD
in Shiloh, and the boy with them.
And they led him
before the LORD
, and they slew the calf. And [6
brought it 1
of the 5
boy] to Eli.
And she said, By me, O master, [2
should live 1
your soul]; I am
the woman standing before you with you while praying to the LORD
Over this boy I prayed, and [2
to me 1the LORD
] my request which I asked of him.
And I lend him to the LORD
all the days which he should live for use by the LORD