2 Then Hannah prayed and said:s
“My heart rejoicest in the Lord;
for I delight in your deliverance.
there is no one besides you;
there is no Rockz like our God.
or let your mouth speak such arrogance,a
for the Lord is a God who knows,b
4 “The bows of the warriors are broken,e
but those who stumbled are armed with strength.f
but those who were hungryg are hungry no more.
She who was barrenh has borne seven children,
but she who has had many sons pines away.
6 “The Lord brings death and makes alive;i
he brings down to the grave and raises up.j
7 The Lord sends poverty and wealth;k
he humbles and he exalts.l
and lifts the needyp from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes
and has them inherit a throne of honor.q
“For the foundationsr of the earth are the Lord’s;
on them he has set the world.
but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness.u
“It is not by strengthv that one prevails;
10 those who oppose the Lord will be broken.w
The Most High will thunderx from heaven;
the Lord will judgey the ends of the earth.
“He will give strengthz to his king
and exalt the horna of his anointed.”
Horn here symbolizes strength; also in verse 10.