1 Samuel 1:19-1 Samuel 2:11 - The Birth Of Samuel

19 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and LORD remembered her. 20 And it came to pass, when the time came about, that Hannah conceived, and bore a son. And she called his name Samuel, [saying], Because I have asked him of LORD.

21 And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer to LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow. 22 But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, [Not] until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before LORD, and abide there forever.

23 And Elkanah her husband said to her, Do what seems good to thee. Remain until thou have weaned him, only LORD establish his word. So the woman remained and gave her son suck, until she weaned him. 24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one ephah of meal, and a bottle of wine, and brought him to the house of LORD in Shiloh, and the child was young. 25 And they killed the bullock, and brought the child to Eli.

26 And she said, Oh, my lord, as thy soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood by thee here, praying to LORD. 27 I prayed for this child, and LORD has given me my petition which I asked of him. 28 Therefore also I have granted him to LORD; as long as he lives he is granted to LORD. And he worshipped LORD there.

1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart exults in LORD. My horn is exalted in LORD. My mouth is enlarged over my enemies because I rejoice in thy salvation. 2 There is none holy as LORD, for there is none besides thee, neither is there any rock like our God. 3 Talk no more so very proudly. Let not arrogancy come out of your mouth, for LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. 4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and those who stumbled are girded with strength. 5 Those who were full have hired out themselves for bread, and those who were hungry have ceased [to hunger]. Yea, the barren has borne seven, and she who has many sons languishes. 6 LORD kills, and makes alive. He brings down to Sheol, and brings up. 7 LORD makes poor, and makes rich. He brings low, he also lifts up. 8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, he lifts up the needy from the dunghill, to make them sit with rulers, and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are LORD's, and he has set the world upon them. 9 He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness, for by strength no man shall prevail. 10 Those who strive with LORD shall be broken to pieces. He will thunder against them in heaven. LORD will judge the ends of the earth, and he will give strength to his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house, and the child ministered to LORD before Eli the priest.