(Cp Lk 1:46–55)
2 Hannah prayed and said,
“My heart exults in the Lord;
my strength is exalted in my God.a
My mouth derides my enemies,
because I rejoice in myb victory.
no one besides you;
there is no Rock like our God.
let not arrogance come from your mouth;
for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
and by him actions are weighed.
but the feeble gird on strength.
but those who were hungry are fat with spoil.
The barren has borne seven,
but she who has many children is forlorn.
he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
he brings low, he also exalts.
he lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes
and inherit a seat of honor.c
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
and on them he has set the world.
but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness;
for not by might does one prevail.
the Most Highd will thunder in heaven.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
he will give strength to his king,
and exalt the power of his anointed.”
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