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.
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