1 H259 Now there was a certain H376 man H7436 of Ramathaimzophim, H2022 of mount H669 Ephraim, H8034 and his name H511 was Elkanah, H1121 the son H3395 of Jeroham, H1121 the son H453 of Elihu, H1121 the son H8459 of Tohu, H1121 the son H6689 of Zuph, H673 an Ephrathite:
2 H8147 And he had two H802 wives; H8034 the name H259 of the one H2584 was Hannah, H8034 and the name H8145 of the other H6444 Peninnah: H6444 and Peninnah H3206 had children, H2584 but Hannah H3206 had no children.
3 H1931 And this H376 man H5927 [H8804] went up H5892 from his city H3117 yearly H7812 [H8692] to worship H2076 [H8800] and to sacrifice H3068 to the LORD H6635 of hosts H7887 in Shiloh. H8147 And the two H1121 sons H5941 of Eli, H2652 Hophni H6372 and Phinehas, H3548 the priests H3068 of the LORD, were there.
4 H3117 And when the time H511 was that Elkanah H2076 [H8799] offered, H5414 [H8804] he gave H6444 to Peninnah H802 his wife, H1121 and to all her sons H1323 and her daughters, H4490 portions:
5 H2584 But to Hannah H5414 [H8799] he gave H259 a H639 worthy H4490 portion; H157 [H8804] for he loved H2584 Hannah: H3068 but the LORD H5462 [H8804] had closed up H7358 her womb.
6 H6869 And her adversary H3707 [H8765] also provoked H3708 her greatly, H7481 [H8687] to make her fret, H3068 because the LORD H5462 [H8804] had closed H1157 up H7358 her womb.
7 H6213 [H8799] And as he did H8141 so year H8141 by year, H1767 when H5927 [H8800] she went up H1004 to the house H3068 of the LORD, H3707 [H8686] so she provoked H1058 [H8799] her; therefore she wept, H398 [H8799] and did not eat.
8 H559 [H8799] Then said H511 Elkanah H376 her husband H2584 to her, Hannah, H1058 [H8799] why weepest H398 [H8799] thou? and why eatest H3824 thou not? and why is thy heart H3415 [H8799] grieved? H2896 am not I better H6235 to thee than ten H1121 sons?
9 H2584 So Hannah H6965 [H8799] rose H310 after H398 [H8800] they had eaten H7887 in Shiloh, H310 and after H8354 [H8800] they had drunk. H5941 Now Eli H3548 the priest H3427 [H8802] sat H3678 upon a seat H4201 by a post H1964 of the temple H3068 of the LORD.
10 H4751 And she was in bitterness H5315 of breath, H6419 [H8691] and prayed H3068 to the LORD, H1058 [H8799] and wept H1058 [H8800] bitterly.
11 H5087 [H8799] And she vowed H5088 a vow, H559 [H8799] and said, H3068 O LORD H6635 of hosts, H7200 [H8800] if thou wilt indeed H7200 [H8799] look H6040 on the affliction H519 of thy handmaid, H2142 [H8804] and remember H7911 [H8799] me, and not forget H519 thy handmaid, H5414 [H8804] but wilt give H519 to thy handmaid H582 H2233 a son, H5414 [H8804] then I will give H3068 him to the LORD H3117 all the days H2416 of his life, H4177 and there shall no razor H5927 [H8799] come H7218 upon his head.
12 H7235 [H8689] And it came to pass, as she continued H6419 [H8692] praying H6440 before H3068 the LORD, H5941 that Eli H8104 [H8802] observed H6310 her mouth.
13 H2584 Now Hannah, H1696 [H8764] spoke H3820 in her heart; H8193 only her lips H5128 [H8801] moved, H6963 but her voice H8085 [H8735] was not heard: H5941 therefore Eli H2803 [H8799] thought H7910 she was drunk.
14 H5941 And Eli H559 [H8799] said H7937 [H8691] to her, How long wilt thou be drunk? H5493 [H8685] put away H3196 thy wine from thee.
15 H2584 And Hannah H6030 [H8799] answered H559 [H8799] and said, H113 No, my lord, H802 I am a woman H7186 of a sorrowful H7307 spirit: H8354 [H8804] I have drunk H3196 neither wine H7941 nor strong drink, H8210 [H8799] but have poured out H5315 my breath H6440 before H3068 the LORD.
16 H5414 [H8799] Count H519 not thy handmaid H6440 for H1100 a worthless H1323 woman: H7230 for out of the abundance H7879 of my complaint H3708 and grief H1696 [H8765] have I been speaking.
17 H5941 Then Eli H6030 [H8799] answered H559 [H8799] and said, H3212 [H8798] Go H7965 in peace: H430 and the God H3478 of Israel H5414 [H8799] grant H7596 thee thy petition H7592 [H8804] that thou hast asked of him.
18 H559 [H8799] And she said, H8198 Let thy handmaid H4672 [H8799] find H2580 grace H5869 in thy sight. H802 So the woman H3212 [H8799] went H1870 her way, H398 [H8799] and ate, H6440 and her countenance was no more sad.
19 H7925 0 And they rose H1242 in the morning H7925 [H8686] early, H7812 [H8691] and worshipped H6440 before H3068 the LORD, H7725 [H8799] and returned, H935 [H8799] and came H1004 to their house H7414 to Ramah: H511 and Elkanah H3045 [H8799] knew H2584 Hannah H802 his wife; H3068 and the LORD H2142 [H8799] remembered her.
20 H3117 Therefore it came to pass, when the time H8622 had arrived H2584 after Hannah H2029 [H8799] had conceived, H3205 [H8799] that she bore H1121 a son, H7121 [H8799] and called H8034 his name H8050 Samuel, H7592 [H8804] saying, Because I have asked H3068 him of the LORD.
21 H376 And the man H511 Elkanah, H1004 and all his house, H5927 [H8799] went up H2076 [H8800] to offer H3068 to the LORD H3117 the yearly H2077 sacrifice, H5088 and his vow.
22 H2584 But Hannah H5927 [H8804] went not up; H559 [H8804] for she said H376 to her husband, H5288 I will not go up until the child H1580 [H8735] is weaned, H935 [H8689] and then I will bring H7200 [H8738] him, that he may appear H6440 before H3068 the LORD, H3427 [H8804] and there abide H5704 for H5769 ever.
23 H511 And Elkanah H376 her husband H559 [H8799] said H6213 [H8798] to her, Do H5869 what seemeth H2896 to thee good; H3427 [H8798] tarry H1580 [H8800] until thou hast weaned H3068 him; only the LORD H6965 [H8686] establish H1697 his word. H802 So the woman H3427 [H8799] abode, H3243 [H8686] and nursed H1121 her son H1580 [H8800] until she weaned him.
24 H1580 [H8804] And when she had weaned H5927 [H8686] him, she took him up H7969 with her, with three H6499 bulls, H259 and one H374 ephah H7058 of flour, H5035 and a bottle H3196 of wine, H935 [H8686] and brought H1004 him to the house H3068 of the LORD H7887 in Shiloh: H5288 and the child H5288 was young.
26 H559 [H8799] And she said, H994 O H113 my lord, H5315 as thy breath H2416 liveth, H113 my lord, H802 I am the woman H5324 [H8737] that stood H6419 [H8692] by thee here, praying H3068 to the LORD.
27 H5288 For this child H6419 [H8694] I prayed; H3068 and the LORD H5414 [H8799] hath given H7596 me my petition H7592 [H8804] which I asked of him: