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1 Samuel 2 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:1 - And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart exulteth in Jehovah, my horn is lifted up in Jehovah; my mouth is opened wide over mine enemies; for I rejoice in thy salvation.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:2 - There is none holy as Jehovah, for there is none beside thee, neither is there any rock like our God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:3 - Do not multiply your words of pride, let not vain-glory come out of your mouth; For Jehovah is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:4 - The bow of the mighty is broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:5 - They that were full have hired themselves out for bread; and the hungry are so no more: Even the barren beareth seven, and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:6 - Jehovah killeth, and maketh alive; he bringeth down to Sheol, and bringeth up.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:7 - Jehovah maketh poor, and maketh rich, he bringeth low, also he lifteth up:

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:8 - He raiseth up the poor out of the dust; from the dung-hill he lifteth up the needy, To set him among nobles; and he maketh them inherit a throne of glory; For the pillars of the earth are Jehovah's, and he hath set the world upon them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:9 - He keepeth the feet of his saints, but the wicked are silenced in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:10 - They that strive with Jehovah shall be broken to pieces; in the heavens will he thunder upon them. Jehovah will judge the ends of the earth; and he will give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:11 - And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the boy ministered to Jehovah in the presence of Eli the priest.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:12 - Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not Jehovah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:13 - And the priests' custom with the people was, when any man sacrificed a sacrifice, the priest's servant came, when the flesh was cooked, with a flesh-hook of three prongs in his hand;

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:14 - and he struck it into the pan, or kettle, or cauldron, or pot; the priest took of it all that the flesh-hook brought up. So they did in Shiloh to all the Israelites that came there.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:15 - Even before they burned the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest, and he will not accept sodden flesh of thee, but raw.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:16 - If the man said to him, They will immediately burn the fat entire, then take as thy soul desires; he would say to him, No, but thou shalt give it now; and if not, I will take it by force.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:17 - And the sin of the young men was very great before Jehovah, for men despised the offering of Jehovah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:18 - And Samuel ministered before Jehovah, a boy girded with a linen ephod.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:19 - And his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to sacrifice the yearly sacrifice.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:20 - And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, Jehovah give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to Jehovah. And they went to their own home.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:21 - So Jehovah visited Hannah, and she conceived, and bore three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew before Jehovah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:22 - And Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons were doing to all Israel, and that they lay with the women that served at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:23 - And he said to them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil deeds from all this people.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:24 - No, my sons, for it is no good report that I hear: ye make Jehovah's people transgress.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:25 - If one man sin against another, God will judge him; but if a man sin against Jehovah, who shall intreat for him? But they hearkened not to the voice of their father, for Jehovah was minded to slay them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:26 - And the boy Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with Jehovah and also with men.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:27 - And there came a man of God to Eli and said to him, Thus saith Jehovah: Did I plainly reveal myself to the house of thy father when they were in Egypt, in Pharaoh's house,

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:28 - and choose him out of all the tribes of Israel, to be my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear the ephod before me? and I gave unto the house of thy father all the offerings by fire of the children of Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:29 - Wherefore do ye trample upon my sacrifice and upon mine oblation which I have commanded in my habitation? And thou honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the primest of all the oblations of Israel my people.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:30 - Wherefore Jehovah the God of Israel saith, I said indeed, Thy house and the house of thy father should walk before me for ever. But now Jehovah saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:31 - Behold, days come, that I will cut off thine arm, and the arm of thy father's house, that there shall not be an old man in thy house.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:32 - And thou shalt see an oppressor in my habitation, amidst all the good that shall be done to Israel; and there shall not be an old man in thy house for ever.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:33 - And the man of thine whom I shall not cut off from mine altar, shall be to cause thine eyes to fail and to grieve thy soul; and all the increase of thy house shall die in their vigour.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:34 - And this shall be the sign to thee, which shall come upon thy two sons, upon Hophni and Phinehas: in one day they shall die, both of them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:35 - And I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who shall do according to what is in my heart and in my mind; and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed continually.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:36 - And it shall come to pass that every one that is left of thy house shall come to crouch to him for a small piece of silver and for a cake of bread, and shall say, Put me, I pray thee, into one of the priestly offices, that I may eat a morsel of bread.

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J. N. Darby translated the bible in 1890. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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