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1 Then Hannah aprayed and said,
“My heart exults in the Lord;
My mouth 2speaks boldly against my enemies,
Because cI rejoice in Your salvation.
2 “aThere is no one holy like the Lord,
Indeed, bthere is no one besides You,
cNor is there any rock like our God.
3 “1Boast no more so very proudly,
aDo not let arrogance come out of your mouth;
bFor the Lord is a God of knowledge,
cAnd with Him actions are weighed.
4 “aThe bows of the mighty are shattered,
bBut the feeble gird on strength.
But those who were hungry cease to hunger.
aEven the barren gives birth to seven,
But bshe who has many children languishes.
6 “aThe Lord kills and makes alive;
7 “aThe Lord makes poor and rich;
bHe brings low, He also exalts.
8 “aHe raises the poor from the dust,
bHe lifts the needy from the ash heap
cTo make them sit with nobles,
And inherit a seat of honor;
dFor the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
And He set the world on them.
9 “aHe keeps the feet of His godly ones,
bBut the wicked ones are silenced in darkness;
cFor not by might shall a man prevail.
10 “aThose who contend with the Lord will be shattered;
bAgainst them He will thunder in the heavens,
cThe Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
dAnd He will give strength to His king,
13 aand the custom of the priests with the people. When any man was offering a sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged fork in his hand.
15 Also, before athey burned the fat, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, “Give the priest meat for roasting, as he will not take boiled meat from you, only raw.”
16 If the man said to him, “They must surely 1burn the fat 2first, and then take as much as 3you desire,” then he would say, “No, but you shall give it to me now; and if not, I will take it by force.”
17 Thus the sin of the young men was very great before the Lord, for the men adespised the offering of the Lord.
25 “If one man sins against another, aGod will mediate for him; but bif a man sins against the Lord, who can intercede for him?” But they would not listen to the voice of their father, for the cLord desired to put them to death.
28 ‘aDid I not choose them from all the tribes of Israel to be My priests, to go up to My altar, to burn incense, to carry an ephod before Me; and did I not bgive to the house of your father all the fire offerings of the sons of Israel?
29 ‘Why do you akick at My sacrifice and at My offering bwhich I have commanded in My cdwelling, and dhonor your sons above Me, by making yourselves fat with the 1choicest of every offering of My people Israel?’
30 “Therefore the Lord God of Israel declares, ‘aI did indeed say that your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever’; but now the Lord declares, ‘Far be it from Me—for bthose who honor Me I will honor, and those cwho despise Me will be lightly esteemed.
35 ‘But aI will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is in My heart and in My soul; and bI will build him an enduring house, and he will walk before cMy anointed always.
36 ‘Everyone who is left in your house will come and bow down to him for a 1piece of silver or a loaf of bread and say, “Please 2assign me to one of the priest’s offices so that I may eat a piece of bread.” ’ ”
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