New American Standard Bible
Hannahs Song of Thanksgiving
1Then Hannah prayed and said,
My heart exults in the LORD;
My horn is exalted in the LORD,
My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies,
Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
2There is no one holy like the LORD,
3Boast no more so very proudly,
4The bows of the mighty are shattered,
5Those who were full hire themselves out for bread,
6The LORD kills and makes alive;
7The LORD makes poor and rich;
8He raises the poor from the dust,
9He keeps the feet of His godly ones,
10Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered;
11Then Elkanah went to his home at Ramah. But the boy ministered to the LORD before Eli the priest.
21The LORD visited Hannah; and she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew before the LORD.
26Now the boy Samuel was growing in stature and in favor both with the LORD and with men.
27Then a man of God came to Eli and said to him, Thus says the LORD, Did I not indeed reveal Myself to the house of your father when they were in Egypt in bondage to Pharaohs house? 28Did I not choose them from all the tribes of Israel to be My priests, to go up to My altar, to burn incense, to carry an ephod before Me; and did I not give to the house of your father all the fire offerings of the sons of Israel? 29Why do you kick at My sacrifice and at My offering which I have commanded in My dwelling, and honor your sons above Me, by making yourselves fat with the choicest of every offering of My people Israel? 30Therefore the LORD God of Israel declares, I did indeed say that your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever; but now the LORD declares, Far be it from Mefor those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be lightly esteemed. 31Behold, the days are coming when I will break your strength and the strength of your fathers house so that there will not be an old man in your house. 32You will see the distress of My dwelling, in spite of all the good that I do for Israel; and an old man will not be in your house forever. 33Yet I will not cut off every man of yours from My altar so that your eyes will fail from weeping and your soul grieve, and all the increase of your house will die in the prime of life. 34This will be the sign to you which will come concerning your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas: on the same day both of them will die. 35But I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is in My heart and in My soul; and I will build him an enduring house, and he will walk before My anointed always. 36Everyone who is left in your house will come and bow down to him for a piece of silver or a loaf of bread and say, Please assign me to one of the priests offices so that I may eat a piece of bread.