1Samuel 2 - Prayer Tents



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1Samuel 2
New International Version (1984)

Hannah’s Prayer

2Then Hannah prayed and said: "My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance.H2584H6419H559H3820H5970H3068H7161H7311H3068H6310H7337H341H8055H3444 2"There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.H6918H3068H1115H6697H430 3"Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed.H1696H7235H1364H1364H6277H3318H6310H3068H410H1844H5949H8505 4"The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength.H7198H1368H2844H3782H247H2428 5Those who were full hire themselves out for food, but those who were hungry hunger no more. She who was barren has borne seven children, but she who has had many sons pines away.H7649H7936H3899H7457H2308H6135H3205H7651H7227H1121H535 6"The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.H3068H4191H2421H3381H7585H5927 7The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.H3068H3423H6238H8213H637H7311 8He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. "For the foundations of the earth are the LORD'S; upon them he has set the world.H6965H1800H6083H7311H34H830H3427H5081H5157H3678H3519H4690H776H3068H7896H8398 9He will guard the feet of his saints, but the wicked will be silenced in darkness. "It is not by strength that one prevails;H8104H7272H2623H7563H1826H2822H3581H376H1396 10those who oppose the LORD will be shattered. He will thunder against them from heaven; the LORD will judge the ends of the earth. "He will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed."H7378H3068H2865H8064H7481H3068H1777H657H776H5414H5797H4428H7311H7161H4899 11Then Elkanah went home to Ramah, but the boy ministered before the LORD under Eli the priest.H511H3212H7414H1004H5288H1961H8334H3068H6440H5941H3548

Eli’s Wicked Sons

12Eli's sons were wicked men; they had no regard for the LORD.H1121H5941H1121H1100H3045H3068 13Now it was the practice of the priests with the people that whenever anyone offered a sacrifice and while the meat was being boiled, the servant of the priest would come with a three-pronged fork in his hand.H3548H4941H5971H376H2076H2077H3548H5288H935H1320H1310H4207H7969H8127H3027 14He would plunge it into the pan or kettle or caldron or pot, and the priest would take for himself whatever the fork brought up. This is how they treated all the Israelites who came to Shiloh.H5221H3595H1731H7037H6517H4207H5927H3548H3947H6213H7887H3478H935 15But even before the fat was burned, the servant of the priest would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, "Give the priest some meat to roast; he won't accept boiled meat from you, but only raw."H6999H2459H3548H5288H935H559H376H2076H5414H1320H6740H3548H3947H1310H1320H2416 16If the man said to him, "Let the fat be burned up first, and then take whatever you want," the servant would then answer, "No, hand it over now; if you don't, I'll take it by force."H376H559H6999H6999H2459H3117H3947H5315H183H559H5414H3947H2394 17This sin of the young men was very great in the LORD'S sight, for they were treating the LORD'S offering with contempt.H2403H5288H3966H1419H6440H3068H582H5006H4503H3068 18But Samuel was ministering before the LORD--a boy wearing a linen ephod.H8050H8334H6440H3068H5288H2296H906H646 19Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went up with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice.H517H6213H6996H4598H5927H3117H3117H5927H376H2076H3117H2077 20Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, saying, "May the LORD give you children by this woman to take the place of the one she prayed for and gave to the LORD." Then they would go home.H5941H1288H511H802H559H3068H7760H2233H802H7596H7592H3068H1980H4725 21And the LORD was gracious to Hannah; she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the LORD.H3588H3068H6485H2584H2029H3205H7969H1121H8147H1323H5288H8050H1431H5973H3068 22Now Eli, who was very old, heard about everything his sons were doing to all Israel and how they slept with the women who served at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.H5941H3966H2204H8085H1121H6213H3478H7901H802H6633H6607H168H4150 23So he said to them, "Why do you do such things? I hear from all the people about these wicked deeds of yours.H559H6213H1697H8085H7451H1697H5971 24No, my sons; it is not a good report that I hear spreading among the LORD'S people.H1121H2896H8052H8085H3068H5971H5674 25If a man sins against another man, God may mediate for him; but if a man sins against the LORD, who will intercede for him?" His sons, however, did not listen to their father's rebuke, for it was the LORD'S will to put them to death.H376H2398H376H430H6419H376H2398H3068H6419H8085H6963H1H3068H2654H4191 26And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favor with the LORD and with men.H5288H8050H1432H1980H2896H3068H582

Prophecy Against the House of Eli

27Now a man of God came to Eli and said to him, "This is what the LORD says: 'Did I not clearly reveal myself to your father's house when they were in Egypt under Pharaoh?H935H376H430H5941H559H559H3068H1540H1540H1004H1H4714H6547H1004 28I chose your father out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod in my presence. I also gave your father's house all the offerings made with fire by the Israelites.H977H7626H3478H3548H5927H4196H6999H7004H5375H646H6440H5414H1004H1H801H1121H3478 29Why do you scorn my sacrifice and offering that I prescribed for my dwelling? Why do you honor your sons more than me by fattening yourselves on the choice parts of every offering made by my people Israel?'H1163H2077H4503H6680H4583H3513H1121H1254H7225H4503H3478H5971 30"Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: 'I promised that your house and your father's house would minister before me forever.' But now the LORD declares: 'Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.H3068H430H3478H5002H559H559H1004H1004H1H1980H6440H5704H5769H3068H5002H2486H3513H3513H959H7043 31The time is coming when I will cut short your strength and the strength of your father's house, so that there will not be an old man in your family lineH3117H935H1438H2220H2220H1H1004H2205H1004 32and you will see distress in my dwelling. Although good will be done to Israel, in your family line there will never be an old man.H5027H6862H4583H3190H3478H2205H1004H3117 33Every one of you that I do not cut off from my altar will be spared only to blind your eyes with tears and to grieve your heart, and all your descendants will die in the prime of life.H376H3772H4196H3615H5869H109H5315H4768H1004H4191H582 34"'And what happens to your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, will be a sign to you--they will both die on the same day.H226H935H8147H1121H2652H6372H259H3117H4191H8147 35I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who will do according to what is in my heart and mind. I will firmly establish his house, and he will minister before my anointed one always.H6965H539H3548H6213H3824H5315H1129H539H1004H1980H6440H4899H3117 36Then everyone left in your family line will come and bow down before him for a piece of silver and a crust of bread and plead, "Appoint me to some priestly office so I can have food to eat."'"H3498H1004H935H7812H95H3701H3603H3899H559H5596H259H3550H398H6595H3899




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