The New King James Version
Restore columns
Exit Fullscreen

Hannah’s Prayer

2 And Hannah aprayed and said:

b“My heart rejoices in the Lord;

cMy 1horn is exalted in the Lord.

2I smile at my enemies,

Because I drejoice in Your salvation.

2 “No eone is holy like the Lord,

For there is fnone besides You,

Nor is there any grock like our God.

3 “Talk no more so very proudly;

hLet no arrogance come from your mouth,

For the Lord is the God of iknowledge;

And by Him actions are weighed.

4 “The jbows 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 kthe barren has borne seven,

And lshe who has many children has become feeble.

6 “The mLord kills and makes alive;

He brings down to the grave and brings up.

7 The Lord nmakes poor and makes rich;

oHe brings low and lifts up.

8 pHe raises the poor from the dust

And lifts the beggar from the ash heap,

qTo 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 sHe will guard the feet of His saints,

But the twicked shall be silent in darkness.

“For by strength no man shall prevail.

10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be ubroken in pieces;

vFrom heaven He will thunder against them.

wThe Lord will judge the ends of the earth.

x“He will give ystrength to His king,

And zexalt the 3horn of His anointed.”

11 Then Elkanah went to his house at Ramah. But the child 4ministered to the Lord before Eli the priest.


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


New King James Version
Copyright 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

All Rights reserved

The text of the New King James Version (NKJV) may be quoted or reprinted without prior written permission with the following qualifications: (1) up to and including 1,000 verses may be quoted in printed form as long as the verses quoted amount to less than 50% of a complete book of the Bible and make up less than 50% of the total work in which they are quoted; (2) all NKJV quotations must conform accurately to the NKJV text.

Any use of the NKJV text must include a proper acknowledgment as follows:

Scripture taken from the New King James Version.
Copyright 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, inc.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

However, when quotations from the NKJV text are used in church bulletins, orders of service, Sunday School lessons, church newsletters and similar works in the course of religious instruction or services at a place of worship or other religious assembly, the notice "NKJV" may be used at the end of each quotation.

For quotation requests not covered by the above guidelines, write to Thomas Nelson Publishers, Bible Rights and Permissions, P.O. Box 141000, Nashville, TN 37214-1000.

Support Info


Table of Contents