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1 Samuel 1:1–8

*Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim, of amount Ephraim, and his name was bElkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, can Ephrathite: And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but dHannah had no children. And this man went up out of his city eyearly fto worship and to sacrifice unto the Lord of hosts in gShiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the Lord, were there. And when the time was that Elkanah offered, hhe gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions: But unto Hannah he gave ||a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the Lord had shut up her womb. And her adversary also provoked her sore, ifor to make her fret, because the Lord had shut up her womb. And as he did so year by year, ||when she went up to the house of the Lord, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat. Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I jbetter to thee than ten sons?

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