Turn toward me and extend mercy to me, as you typically do to your loyal followers.
Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people! Pay attention to me, when you deliver,
and the people believed. When they heard that the Lord had attended to the Israelites and that he had seen their affliction, they bowed down close to the ground.
She made a vow saying, "O Lord of hosts, if you will look with compassion on the suffering of your female servant, remembering me and not forgetting your servant, and give a male child to your servant, then I will dedicate him to the Lord all the days of his life. His hair will never be cut."
Perhaps the Lord will notice my affliction and this day grant me good in place of his curse."
Turn toward me and have mercy on me, for I am alone and oppressed!
I will tell of the faithful acts of the Lord, of the Lord's praiseworthy deeds. I will tell about all the Lord did for us, the many good things he did for the family of Israel, because of his compassion and great faithfulness.
For it is right for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,