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1 Now there was a certain man from aRamathaim-zophim from the bhill country of Ephraim, and his name was cElkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.
4 When the day came that Elkanah sacrificed, he awould give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and her daughters;
5 but to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, abut the Lord had closed her womb.
6 Her rival, however, awould provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the Lord had closed her womb.
8 Then Elkanah her husband said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep and why do you not eat and why is your heart sad? aAm I not better to you than ten sons?”
9 Then Hannah rose after eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of athe temple of the Lord.
10 She, 1greatly distressed, prayed to the Lord and wept bitterly.
11 She amade a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed blook on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a 1son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and ca razor shall never come on his head.”
12 Now it came about, as she 1continued praying before the Lord, that Eli was watching her mouth.
13 As for Hannah, ashe was speaking in her heart, only her lips were moving, but her voice was not heard. So Eli thought she was drunk.
14 Then Eli said to her, “aHow long will you make yourself drunk? Put away your wine from you.”
21 Then the man Elkanah awent up with all his household to offer to the Lord the yearly sacrifice and pay his vow.
23 aElkanah her husband said to her, “Do what seems best 1to you. Remain until you have weaned him; only bmay the Lord confirm His word.” So the woman remained and nursed her son until she weaned him.
24 Now when she had weaned him, ashe took him up with her, with a three-year-old bull and one ephah of flour and a jug of wine, and brought him to bthe house of the Lord in Shiloh, although the child was young.
26 She said, “Oh, my lord! aAs your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you, praying to the Lord.
27 “aFor this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked of Him.
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