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1 Samuel 2 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Hannah’s Song of Thanksgiving

(cf. Luk 1:46–55 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:1 - Then Hannah prayed and said,
“My heart rejoices in the LORD;
My [fn]horn is exalted in the LORD,
My mouth [fn]speaks boldly against my enemies,
Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:2 - “There is no one holy like the LORD,
Indeed, there is no one besides You,
Nor is there any rock like our God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:3 - “Do not go on [fn]boasting so very proudly,
Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth;
For the LORD is a God of knowledge,
And [fn]with Him actions are weighed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:4 - “The bows of the mighty are broken to pieces,
But those who have stumbled strap on strength.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:5 - “Those who were full hire themselves out for bread,
But those who were hungry cease to be hungry.
Even the infertile woman gives birth to seven,
But she who has many children languishes.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:6 - “The LORD puts to death and makes alive;
He brings down to [fn]Sheol and brings up.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:7 - “The LORD makes poor and rich;
He humbles, He also exalts.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:8 - “He raises the poor from the dust,
He lifts the needy from the garbage heap
To seat them with nobles,
And He gives them a seat of honor as an inheritance;
For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S,
And He set the world on them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:9 - “He watches over the feet of His godly ones,
But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness;
For not by might shall a person prevail.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:10 - “Those who contend with the LORD will be terrified;
Against them He will thunder in the heavens,
The LORD will judge the ends of the earth;
And He will give strength to His king,
And will exalt the [fn]horn of His anointed.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:11 - Then Elkanah went to his home at Ramah. But the boy continued to attend to the service of the LORD before Eli the priest.

The Sin of Eli’s Sons

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:12 - Now the sons of Eli were [fn]useless men; they did not know the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:13 - And this was the custom of the priests with the people: when anyone was offering a sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come while the meat was cooking, with a three-pronged fork in his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:14 - And he would thrust it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; everything that the fork brought up, the priest would take for himself. They did so in Shiloh to all the Israelites who came there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:15 - Also, before they [fn]burned the fat, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, “Give the priest meat for roasting, as he will not take cooked meat from you, only raw.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:16 - And if the man said to him, “They must [fn]burn the fat [fn]first, then take as much as [fn]you desire,” then he would say, “No, but you must give it to me now; and if not, I am taking it by force!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:17 - And so the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD, for the men treated the offering of the LORD disrespectfully.

Samuel before the LORD as a Boy

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:18 - Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD, as a boy wearing a linen ephod.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:19 - And his mother would make for him a little robe and bring it up to him from year to year when she would come up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:20 - Then Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, and say, “May the LORD give you [fn]children from this woman in place of the [fn]one she requested of the LORD.” And they went to their own [fn]home.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:21 - [fn]The LORD indeed visited Hannah, and she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew up [fn]before the LORD.

Eli Rebukes His Sons

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:22 - Now Eli was very old; and he heard about everything that his sons were doing to all Israel, and that they slept with the women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:23 - So he said to them, “Why are you doing such things as these, the evil things that I hear from all these people?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:24 - “No, my sons; for the report is not good which I hear the LORD’S people circulating.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:25 - “If one person sins against another, God will mediate for him; but if a person sins against the LORD, who can intercede for him?” But they would not listen to the voice of their father, for the LORD desired to put them to death.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:26 - Now the boy Samuel was continuing to grow and to be in favor both with the LORD and with people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:27 - Then a man of God came to Eli and said to him, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Did I not indeed reveal Myself to the house of your father when they were in Egypt in bondage to Pharaoh’s house?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:28 - ‘Did I not choose them from all the tribes of Israel to be My priests, to go up to My altar, to burn incense, to carry an ephod before Me? And did I not give to the house of your father all the fire offerings of the sons of Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:29 - ‘Why are you [fn]showing contempt for My sacrifice and My offering which I have commanded for My dwelling, and why are you honoring your sons above Me, by making yourselves fat with the [fn]choicest of every offering of My people Israel?’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:30 - “Therefore the LORD God of Israel declares, ‘I did indeed say that your house and the house of your father was to walk before Me forever’; but now the LORD declares, ‘Far be it from Me—for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be insignificant.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:31 - ‘Behold, the days are coming when I will eliminate your [fn]strength and the [fn]strength of your father’s house, so that there will not be an old man in your house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:32 - ‘And you will look at the distress of My dwelling, in spite of all the good that [fn]I do for Israel; and there will never be an old man in your house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:33 - ‘Yet I will not cut off every man of yours from My altar, [fn]so that your eyes will fail from weeping and your soul grieve, and all the [fn]increase of your house will die [fn]in the prime of life.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:34 - ‘And this will be the sign to you which will come in regard to your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas: on the same day both of them will die.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:35 - ‘But I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is in My heart and My soul; and I will build him an enduring house, and he will walk before My anointed always.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:36 - ‘And everyone who is left in your house will come to bow down to him for a [fn]silver coin or a loaf of bread and say, “Please [fn]assign me to one of the priest’s offices so that I may eat a piece of bread.”’”
NASB20 Footnotes
I.e., strength
Lit is enlarged
Lit talk much
Or disgraceful actions have no place
I.e., the netherworld
I.e., strength
Lit sons of Belial
Lit offered up in smoke
Lit offer up in smoke
Lit as the day
Lit your soul desires
Lit seed
Lit request
Lit place
Or When the LORD visited...then she; DSS And the LORD visited
Lit with
Lit giving a kick to
Or first
Lit arm
Lit arm
Lit He does
Lit to make your eyes fail and to grieve your soul
I.e., new children
Lit as men
Or payment
Lit attach

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