1 Samuel 2

CLV(i) 1 And Hannah prays, and said:`My heart has exulted in Yahweh, My horn has been high in Yahweh, My mouth has been large over mine enemies, For I have rejoiced in Your salvation. 2 There is none holy like Yahweh, For there is none save You, And there is no rock like our Elohim. 3 You multiply not--you speak haughtily--The old saying goes out from your mouth, For a El of knowledge [is] Yahweh, And by Him actions are weighed. 4 Bows of the mighty are broken, And the stumbling have girded on strength. 5 The satiated for bread hired themselves, And the hungry have ceased. While the barren has borne seven, And she abounding with sons has languished. 6 Yahweh puts to death, and keeps alive, He brings down to Sheol, and brings up. 7 Yahweh dispossesses, and He makes rich, He makes low, yea, He makes high. 8 He raises from the dust the poor, From a dunghill He lifts up the needy, To cause [them] to sit with nobles, Yea, a throne of honor He does cause them to inherit, For to Yahweh [are] the fixtures of earth, And He sets on them the habitable world. 9 The feet of His saints He keeps, And the wicked in darkness are silent, For not by power does man become mighty. 10 Yahweh--broken down are His adversaries, Against them in the heavens He thunders:Yahweh judges the ends of earth, And gives strength to His king, And exalts the horn of His anointed.. 11 And Elkanah goes to Ramath, unto his house, and the youth has been serving Yahweh, [in] the presence of Eli the priest;" 12 and the sons of Eli [are] sons of worthlessness, they have not known Yahweh. 13 And the custom of the priests with the people [is]:any man sacrificing a sacrifice--then has the servant of the priest come in when the flesh is boiling, and the hook of three teeth in his hand, 14 and has struck [it] into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the hook brings up does the priest take for himself; thus they do to all Israel who are coming in, there, in Shiloh. 15 Also before they make perfume with the fat--then has the priest's servant come in, and said to the man who is sacrificing, `Give flesh to roast for the priest, and he does not take of you flesh boiled, but raw;. 16 and the man said unto him, `Let them surely make a perfume (as to-day) with the fat, then take to you as your soul desires;' and he has said to him, `Surely now you do give; and if not--I have taken by strength.. 17 And the sin of the young men is very great [in] the presence of Yahweh, for the men have despised the offering of Yahweh. 18 And Samuel is ministering [in] the presence of Yahweh, a youth girt [with] an ephod of linen;" 19 and a small upper coat does his mother make to him, and she has brought it up to him from time to time, in her coming up with her husband to sacrifice the sacrifice of the time. 20 And Eli blessed Elkanah, and his wife, and said, `Yahweh does appoint for you seed of this woman, for the petition which she asked for Yahweh;' and they have gone to their place. 21 When Yahweh has looked after Hannah, then she conceives and bears three sons and two daughters; and the youth Samuel grows up with Yahweh. 22 And Eli [is] very old, and has heard all that his sons do to all Israel, and how that they lie with the women who are assembling [at] the opening of the tent of meeting, 23 and he said to them, `Why do you things like these? for I am hearing of your evil words from all the people--these!" 24 Nay, my sons; for the report which I am hearing is not good causing the people of Yahweh to transgress. -. 25 If a man sin against a man, then has Elohim judged him; but if against Yahweh a man sin, who does pray for him?' and they hearken not to the voice of their father, though Yahweh has delighted to put them to death. 26 And the youth Samuel is going on and growing up, and [is] good both with Yahweh, and also with men. 27 And there comes a man of Elohim unto Eli, and said unto him, `Thus said Yahweh, Was I really revealed unto the house of your father in their being in Egypt, before Pharaoh's house, 28 even to choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to Me for a priest, to go up on Mine altar, to make a perfume, to bear an ephod before Me, and I give to the house of your father all the fire-offerings of the sons of Israel? 29 Why do you kick at My sacrifice, and at Mine offering which I commanded [in] My habitation, and do honor your sons above Me, to make yourselves fat from the first part of every offering of Israel, of My people? 30 `Therefore--the affirmation of Yahweh, Elohim of Israel--I certainly said, Your house and the house of your father, do walk up and down before Me to the eon; and now--the affirmation of Yahweh--Far be it from Me! for he who is honoring Me, I honor, and those despising Me, are lightly esteemed. 31 `Lo, days [are] coming, and I have cut off your arm, and the arm of the house of your father, that an old man is not in your house;" 32 and you have beheld an adversary [in My] habitation, in all that He does good with Israel, and there is not an old man in your house all the days. 33 `And the man I cut not off of your from Mine altar, [is] to consume your eyes, and to grieve your soul; and all the increase of your house do die men;" 34 and this [is] to you the sign that comes unto your two sons, unto Hophni and Phinehas--in one day they die both of them;" 35 and I have raised up for Me a stedfast priest; as in My heart and in My soul he does do; and I have built for him a stedfast house, and he has walked up and down before Mine anointed all the days;" 36 and it has been, every one who is left in your house does come in to bow himself to him, for a wage of silver, and a cake of bread, and has said, Admit me, I pray you, unto one of the priest's offices, to eat a morsel of bread..