Hannah's Prayer

1 Samuel 2

1 And Hannah a prayed and said:
b "My heart rejoices in the LORD;
c My 1 horn 2 is exalted in the LORD.
3 I smile at my enemies,
Because I d rejoice in Your salvation.

2 "No e one is holy like the LORD,
For there is f none besides You,
Nor is there any g rock like our God.
3 "Talk no more so very proudly;
h Let no arrogance come from your mouth,
For the LORD is the God of i knowledge;
And by Him actions are weighed.
4 "The j bows of the mighty men are broken,
And those who stumbled are girded with strength.
5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
And the hungry have ceased to hunger.
Even k the barren has borne seven,
And l she who has many children has become feeble.
6 "The m LORD kills and makes alive;
He brings down to the grave and brings up.
7 The LORD n makes poor and makes rich;
o He brings low and lifts up.
8 p He raises the poor from the dust
And lifts the beggar from the ash heap,
q To set them among princes
And make them inherit the throne of glory.
r "For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's,
And He has set the world upon them.

9 s He will guard the feet of His saints,
But the t wicked shall be silent in darkness.
"For by strength no man shall prevail.
10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be u broken in pieces;
v From heaven He will thunder against them.
w The LORD will judge the ends of the earth.
x "He will give y strength to His king,
And z exalt the 4 horn of His anointed."

11 Then Elkanah went to his house at Ramah. But the child 5 ministered to the LORD before Eli the priest.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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