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| C H A P, I. i Elkana and his two Wives. 9 Hannah's Prayer. 19 Samuel is born, 24 and presented to the LORD.

Ver. 1.

o w there was a certain Man, and his

Name was Elkana :
NS 2 And he had two Wives, the

Name of the one was Hannah, and the
Name of the other Peninnah: She had

Children, but Hannah had no Child. 3. And this Man went up yearly to worship in Shiloh; and the two Sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the Priests of the LORD, were there.

4 And when the Time was that Elkanah offered, he gave

to Peninnah his Wife, and to all her Sons and her Daughters Portions.

5. But unto Hannah he gave a worthy Portion : for he loved Hannah :

6 And her Adversary also provoked her fore, for to make her fret, because the Lord had shut up her Womb.

7 And as he did so Year by Year, when she went up to the House of the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore the wept, and did not eat.

8 Then said Elkanah her Husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou ? and why eatest thou not ? and why is thy Heart grieved ? am not s better to thee than ten Sons?

9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk : (now Eli the Priest sat upon a Seat by a Post of the Temple of the LORD.)

10 m And she was in a James v. 13 Is any among you BITTERNESS of Soul, and AFFLICTED ? let him PRAY. Is any PRAYED unto the LORD. MERRY ? let him SING PSALMS.

15 And the PRAYER of Faith shall and wept fore.

save the Sick, and the LORD shall 1 And she vowed a Vow, raise him up; and if he have comand said, O LORD of Hosts,

oses mited Sins, they shall be forgiven if thou wilt indeed look on 17 Elias was a Man subje&t to like the Afriction of thine Hand. Passions as we are, and he prayed

earnestly that it might not rain : maid, and remember me, and

and it rained not on the Earth by not forget thine Handmaid, the Space of three Years, and ten but wilt give unto thine Hand- Months. maid a Man-child, then I will Heaven gave Rain, and the Earth

18 And he prayed again, and the give him unto the Lord all broughe forth her Fruit. the Days of his Life, and , Philip. iv. 6 Be careful for nothing: there shall no Razor come SUPPLICATION, with THANKSGIVING,

but in EVERY THING by PRAYER and upon his Head.

let your REQUESTS be made known 12 And it came to pass as

unto God. The continued PRAYING be- PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING. shall

7. And the Peace of God which fore the LORD, that ELI KEEP Your Hearts and Minds through marked her Mouth,


i John v. 14 And this is the Con13 Now Hannah, she SPAKE FIDENCE that we have in HIM, that in her Heart, only her Lips if we ask any thing according to his

Will, he heareth us. moved, but her Voice was

Is and if we know that he hEAR not heard : therefore ELI us, whatsoever we ask, we know that thought he had been drun- we have the PETITIONS that we de

fired of him.

Mark xi. 24 Therefore I say unto 14 And Eli said unto her, you, What THINGS foever ye delire



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“How long wilt thou be drun- when ye Pray, believe that ye ar Lon? nur way thy Wine CEIVE THEM, and ye shall have THEM. ken? put away thy Wine CELY from thee.

15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my Lord, I am a Woman of a sorrowful Spirit : I have drunk neither Wine nor Strong Drink, but have POURED OUT my Soul before the LORD.

16 Count not thine Handmaid for a Daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my Complaint and Grief have I spoken hitherto..

17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in Peace: and the God of ISRAEL grant thee thy Petition that thou hast alked of him.

18 And she said, Let thy Handmaid find Grace in thy fight. So the Woman went her way, and did eat, and her Countenance was no more sad.

19 And they rose up in the Morning early, and worshipped before the Lord, and returned and came to their House to Ramah : and Elkanah knew Hannah his Wife, and the LORD remembred her. •20 Wherefore it came to pass when the Time was come about, after Hannah had conceived, that the bare a Son, and called his Name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.

21 And the Man Elkanah and all his House went up to

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22 But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her Hufband, I will not go up until the Child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the Lord, and there abide for ever.

23 And Elkanah her Husband said unto her, Do what seemeth thee good, tarry until thou have weaned him, only the LORD establish his Word : so the Woman abode, 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 Flour, and a Bottle of Wine, and brought him unto the House of the LORD in Shiloh: and the Child was young.

25 And they brought the Child to Eli.

26 And she said, O my Lord, as thy Soul liveth, my Lord, I am the Woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.

27 For this Child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my Petition which I asked of him :

28 Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord as long as he liveth, he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.

CH A P. II. 1 Hannah's Song. 12 The Sin of Eli's. Sons. 18 Samuel's Ministry. 27. A Prophecy against Eli's House.

Heart Reloe Horn is exalne is enlarge

Ver.1. AND Hannah pray

Luke i. 25 Elizabeth said, Thus

.. hath the LORD DEALT with me, in ed, and said, My the Days wherein he looked on me, Heart REJOYCETH in the to take away my REPROACH from a LORD, mine Horn is exalted mong Men. in the LORD: my Mouth is enlarged over mine Enemies : because I rejoice in thy SALVATION.

2 0 There is none HOLY as Rev. xv. 4 Who shall not FEAR the LORD : for there is none thee, O LORD, and GLORIFY thy

NAME? for thou only art HOLY. beside thee: neither is there Plal. Ixxxvi. 3 Be MERCIFUL unto any Rock like our God. me, O Lord: for I Cry unco thee

3 Talk no more so exceed- daily. ing proudly, let not Arrogancy come out of your Mouth : for the Lord is a God of Knowledge, and by him Actions are weighed.

4 The Bows of the mighty Men are broken, and they that stumbled are girt with Strength.

5 They that were full, have hired out themselves for Bread ; and they that were hungry, ceased : so that the Barren hath born seven ; and she that hath many Children, is waxed feeble.

6 The LORD killeth, and maketh alive : he bringeth down to the Grave, and bringeth up. 8 P He RAISETH up the

Pfal. 1xxv. 6 PROMOTION cometh Poor out of the Dust, and neither from the East, por from the lifteth up the Beggar from Weft, nor from the South. the Dunobil. to set them a- 7 But God is the Judge: he PUT.

TETH DOWN ONE, and SETTETH UP ANOmong Princes, and to make THER. them INHERIT the Throne 9 I will declare for ever ; I will of GLORY: for the PILLARS S

. SING PRAISES to the God of Jacob.

10 All the Horps of the wicked of the Earth are the LORD's, also will I cut off ; but the Horns of and he hath fet the World the Righteous shall be exalred.

Pjalcxiii, 4 The LORD is HIGH upon them,

prevai, Strength ina Darka

child did m the SOORD. custom

. He will keep the Feet of above all Nations, and his GLORY his SAINT3, and the Wicked AB


s Who is Like unto the LORD Our shall be filent in Darkness ; God, who DWELLETH ON HIGH for by Strength shall no Man6 Who humbleth himself to br

HOLD the Things that are in HEAVIN, prevail.

and in the EARTH. 7 HE RAISETH up the Poor out of the Dust, and liftech the Needy out of the Dunghil :

8 That he may set him with Princes, even with the Princes of his people.

9 He maketh the barren Woman to keep House, and to be a joyful Mother of Children. Praise ye the LORD.

10. The ADVERSARIES ? Psal. xviii. 13 The LORD THUNof the LORD shall be BRO- Dred in the Heavens, and the HIGH

EST gave his VOICE; HAIL STONES and KEN to pieces : out of Hea- EST

Coals of FIRE. ven shall he THUNDER upon them : the LORD shall judge the Ends of the Earth, and he shall give Strength unto his King, and exalt the Horn of his Anointed.

11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his House ; and the Child did minister unto the LORD before Eli the Priest.

12 Now the Sons of Eli were Sons of BELIAL, they KNEW not the LORD.

13 And the Priest's Custom with the People was, that when any Man offered Sacrifice, the Priest's Servant came, while the Flesh was in seething, with a Flesh-hook of three Teeth in his Hand :

14. And he struck it into the Pot; all that the Flesh-hook brought up, the Priest took for himself: so they did in Shiloh, unto all the Israelites that came thither.

15 Also before they burnt the Fat, the Priest's Servant came, and said to the Man that sacrificed, Give Flesh to roast for the Priest ; for he will not have sodden Flesh of thee, but raw. . 16 And if any Man said unto him, Let them not fail to burn the Fat presently, and then take as much as thy Soul desireth : then he would answer him, Nay, but thou shalt give it me now : and if not, I will take it by Force.

17 "Wherefore the Sin of 'Ifa. lvi. 10 His WATCHMEN are the Young Men was very are all DUMB Dogs, they cannot bark;

BLIND : they are all IGNORANT, they great before the LORD: for Neeping, lying down, LOVING TO SLUM: Men ABHORRED the Offer- BER.

II Yea, they are GREEDY Doss, ing of the Lord.

which can NEVER have ENOUGH, and 18 But Samuel ministred they are SHEPHERDS that CANNOT UN• before the Lord, being a DERSTAND; they all look to their own Child girded with a linen E. his QUARTER,

Way, EVERY ONE for his GAN from phod.

19 Moreover,

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