1 Samuel 2

ECB(i) 1
And Hannah prays and says, My heart jumps for joy in Yah Veh; my horn exalts in Yah Veh: my mouth enlarges over my enemies because I cheer in your salvation. 2 None is holy as Yah Veh - none except you: - no rock like our Elohim. 3 Neither abound your word so high and lofty; nor comes impudence from your mouth: for Yah Veh is an El of knowledge and by him are exploits gauged. 4 The bows of the mighty are crushed, and they who stumble gird with valour: 5 the satisfied hire themselves out for bread; and they who famish, cease: so that the sterile births seven; and she with many sons, languishes. 6 Yah Veh deathifies, and enlivens; he descends to sheol, and ascends: 7 Yah Veh dispossesses, and enriches; he abases, and lifts: 8 he raises the poor from the dust; and lifts the needy from the dunghill - to set them among volunteers - to inherit the throne of honor: for the pillars of the earth are unto Yah Veh and on them he set the world. 9 He guards the feet of his mercied and the wicked hush in darkness; for no man prevails mightily by force. 10 Yah Veh - his contenders terrify; from the heavens he thunders on them: Yah Veh rules the finality of the earth; he gives his sovereign strength and exalts the horn of his anointed. 11 And El Qanah goes to his house in Ramah: and the lad ministers to Yah Veh at the face of Eli the priest. 12
And the sons of Eli are sons of Beli Yaal; they know not Yah Veh. 13 And the judgment of the priest with the people is, when any man sacrifices sacrifice, that while the flesh stews, the lad of the priest comes with a fork of three teeth in his hand; 14 and he smites it into the laver or boiler or caldron or skillet; and all that ascends with the fork the priest takes for himself: thus they work to all the Yisra Eliy who come to Shiloh. 15 And ere they incense the fat, the lad of the priest comes and says to the man who sacrifices, Give the priest flesh to roast; and he takes no stewed flesh from you - only, live. 16 And the man says unto him, In incensing, incense the fat, as this day, and take as your soul desires. And he says to him, Give it to me now: and if not, I take it by strength. 17 Wherefore the sin of the lads is mighty great at the face of Yah Veh: because men scorn the offering of Yah Veh. 18
And Shemu El ministers at the face of Yah Veh - a lad, girt with a linen ephod: 19 and his mother works him a little mantle, and ascends it to him days by days, as she ascends with her man to sacrifice the sacrifice of days. 20 And Eli blesses El Qanah and his woman, and says, Yah Veh sets you seed of this woman for the petition she asked of Yah Veh. And they go to their place; 21 and Yah Veh visits Hannah so that she conceives and births three sons and two daughters: and the lad Shemu El grows at the face of Yah Veh. 22 And Eli is mighty old, and hears of all his sons work to all Yisra El; and how they lie down with the women who host at the opening of the tent of the congregation. 23 And he says to them, Why work you according to these words? for I hear of your evil words by all this people. 24 No, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: you cause the people of Yah Veh to trespass. 25 When one man sins against man, Elohim prays for him: but when a man sins against Yah Veh, who prays for him? And they hearken not to the voice of their father, because Yah Veh desires to deathify them. 26 And the lad Shemu El walks on and greatens, and is goodly - both with Yah Veh and also with men. 27
PROPHECY AGAINST THE HOUSEHOLD OF ELI And a man of Elohim comes to Eli, and says to him, Thus says Yah Veh: In exposing, exposed I myself to the house of your father when they were in Misrayim in the house of Paroh? 28 And of all the scions of Yisra El choose I him to be my priest? - to holocaust on my sacrifice altar? To incense incense? - to bear an ephod at my face? - to give the house of your father all the firings of the sons of Yisra El? 29 Why trample you at my sacrifice and at my offering which I misvah in my habitation? - and honor your sons above me to cut the firstlings of all the offerings of Yisra El my people? 30 So - an oracle of Yah Veh Elohim of Yisra El In saying, I say, that your house and the house of your father walk at my face eternally: and now - an oracle of Yah Veh far be it from me; for they who honor me, I honor; and they who despise me, I abase. 31 Behold, the days come, that I cut off your arm and the arm of the house of your father that there not be an old man in your house. 32 And you, look at the tribulation of my habitation, in all that Elohim well-prepares for Yisra El: that there not be an old man in your house all days: 33 and the man of yours, whom I cut not off from my sacrifice altar, finishes off your eyes and lanquishes your soul: and of all the increase of your house, these men die. 34 And this is a sign to you to come on your two sons - on Hophni and Pinechas; in one day they die - both of them: 35 and I raise me a trustworthy priest, to work according to what is in my heart and in my soul: and I build him a permanent house; and he walks at the face of my anointed all days. 36 And so be it, every one who remains in your house comes and prostrates to him for a coin of silver and a round of bread, and says, Scrape me, I beseech you, into one of the priesthoods, that I may eat a morsel of bread.