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1 Samuel 1 (WEBP)

[1] Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim Zophim, of the hill country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.
[2] He had two wives. The name of one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.
[3] This man went up out of his city from year to year to worship and to sacrifice to Yahweh° of Armies in Shiloh. The two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, priests to Yahweh, were there.
[4] When the day came that Elkanah sacrificed, he gave portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and her daughters;
[5] but he gave a double portion to Hannah, for he loved Hannah, but Yahweh had shut up her womb.
[6] Her rival provoked her severely, to irritate her, because Yahweh had shut up her womb.
[7] So year by year, when she went up to Yahweh’s house, her rival provoked her. Therefore she wept, and didn’t eat.
[8] Elkanah her husband said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why don’t you eat? Why is your heart grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?”
[9] So Hannah rose up after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his seat by the doorpost of Yahweh’s temple.
[10] She was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to Yahweh, weeping bitterly.
[11] She vowed a vow, and said, “Yahweh of Armies, if you will indeed look at the affliction of your servant and remember me, and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a boy, then I will give him to Yahweh all the days of his life, and no razor shall come on his head.”
[12] As she continued praying before Yahweh, Eli saw her mouth.
[13] Now Hannah spoke in her heart. Only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she was drunk.
[14] Eli said to her, “How long will you be drunk? Get rid of your wine!”
[15] Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit. I have not been drinking wine or strong drink, but I poured out my soul before Yahweh.
[16] Don’t consider your servant a wicked woman; for I have been speaking out of the abundance of my complaint and my provocation.”
[17] Then Eli answered, “Go in peace; and may the God§ of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of him.”
[18] She said, “Let your servant find favor in your sight.” So the woman went her way and ate; and her facial expression wasn’t sad any more.
[19] They rose up in the morning early and worshiped Yahweh, then returned and came to their house to Ramah. Then Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and Yahweh remembered her.
[20] When the time had come, Hannah conceived, and bore a son; and she named him Samuel,° saying, “Because I have asked him of Yahweh.”
[21] The man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer to Yahweh the yearly sacrifice and his vow.
[22] But Hannah didn’t go up, for she said to her husband, “Not until the child is weaned; then I will bring him, that he may appear before Yahweh, and stay there forever.”
[23] Elkanah her husband said to her, “Do what seems good to you. Wait until you have weaned him; only may Yahweh establish his word.” So the woman waited and nursed her son until she weaned him.
[24] When she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bulls, and one ephah° of meal, and a container of wine, and brought him to Yahweh’s house in Shiloh. The child was young.
[25] They killed the bull, and brought the child to Eli.
[26] She said, “Oh, my lord, as your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood by you here, praying to Yahweh.
[27] I prayed for this child, and Yahweh has given me my petition which I asked of him.
[28] Therefore I have also given him to Yahweh. As long as he lives he is given to Yahweh.” He worshiped Yahweh there.

1 Samuel 1:3 “Yahweh” is God’s proper Name, sometimes rendered “LORD” (all caps) in other translations.
1 Samuel 1:17 The Hebrew word rendered “God” is “אֱלֹהִ֑ים” (Elohim).
1 Samuel 1:20 Samuel sounds like the Hebrew for “heard by God.”
1 Samuel 1:24 1 ephah is about 22 liters or about 2/3 of a bushel

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

1 Samuel 1 (KJVS)

[1] Now there was a certain H259 man H376 of Ramathaimzophim H7436, of mount H2022 Ephraim H669, and his name H8034 [was] Elkanah H511, the son H1121 of Jeroham H3395, the son H1121 of Elihu H453, the son H1121 of Tohu H8459, the son H1121 of Zuph H6689, an Ephrathite H673:
[2] And he had two H8147 wives H802; the name H8034 of the one H259 [was] Hannah H2584, and the name H8034 of the other H8145 Peninnah H6444: and Peninnah H6444 had children H3206, but Hannah H2584 had no children H3206.
[3] And this H1931 man H376 went up H5927 (8804) out of his city H5892 yearly H3117 H3117 to worship H7812 (8692) and to sacrifice H2076 (8800) unto the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635 in Shiloh H7887. And the two H8147 sons H1121 of Eli H5941, Hophni H2652 and Phinehas H6372, the priests H3548 of the LORD H3068, [were] there.
[4] And when the time H3117 was that Elkanah H511 offered H2076 (8799), he gave H5414 (8804) to Peninnah H6444 his wife H802, and to all her sons H1121 and her daughters H1323, portions H4490:
[5] But unto Hannah H2584 he gave H5414 (8799) a H259 worthy H639 portion H4490; for he loved H157 (8804) Hannah H2584: but the LORD H3068 had shut up H5462 (8804) her womb H7358.
[6] And her adversary H6869 also provoked H3707 (8765) her sore H3708, for to make her fret H7481 (8687), because the LORD H3068 had shut H5462 (8804) up H1157 her womb H7358.
[7] And [as] he did H6213 (8799) so year H8141 by year H8141, when H1767 she went up H5927 (8800) to the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, so she provoked H3707 (8686) her; therefore she wept H1058 (8799), and did not eat H398 (8799).
[8] Then said H559 (8799) Elkanah H511 her husband H376 to her, Hannah H2584, why weepest H1058 (8799) thou? and why eatest H398 (8799) thou not? and why is thy heart H3824 grieved H3415 (8799)? [am] not I better H2896 to thee than ten H6235 sons H1121?
[9] So Hannah H2584 rose up H6965 (8799) after H310 they had eaten H398 (8800) in Shiloh H7887, and after H310 they had drunk H8354 (8800). Now Eli H5941 the priest H3548 sat H3427 (8802) upon a seat H3678 by a post H4201 of the temple H1964 of the LORD H3068.
[10] And she [was] in bitterness H4751 of soul H5315, and prayed H6419 (8691) unto the LORD H3068, and wept H1058 (8799) sore H1058 (8800).
[11] And she vowed H5087 (8799) a vow H5088, and said H559 (8799), O LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, if thou wilt indeed H7200 (8800) look H7200 (8799) on the affliction H6040 of thine handmaid H519, and remember H2142 (8804) me, and not forget H7911 (8799) thine handmaid H519, but wilt give H5414 (8804) unto thine handmaid H519 a man H582 child H2233, then I will give H5414 (8804) him unto the LORD H3068 all the days H3117 of his life H2416, and there shall no razor H4177 come H5927 (8799) upon his head H7218.
[12] And it came to pass, as she continued H7235 (8689) praying H6419 (8692) before H6440 the LORD H3068, that Eli H5941 marked H8104 (8802) her mouth H6310.
[13] Now Hannah H2584, she spake H1696 (8764) in her heart H3820; only her lips H8193 moved H5128 (8801), but her voice H6963 was not heard H8085 (8735): therefore Eli H5941 thought H2803 (8799) she had been drunken H7910.
[14] And Eli H5941 said H559 (8799) unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken H7937 (8691)? put away H5493 (8685) thy wine H3196 from thee.
[15] And Hannah H2584 answered H6030 (8799) and said H559 (8799), No, my lord H113, I [am] a woman H802 of a sorrowful H7186 spirit H7307: I have drunk H8354 (8804) neither wine H3196 nor strong drink H7941, but have poured out H8210 (8799) my soul H5315 before H6440 the LORD H3068.
[16] Count H5414 (8799) not thine handmaid H519 for H6440 a daughter H1323 of Belial H1100: for out of the abundance H7230 of my complaint H7879 and grief H3708 have I spoken H1696 (8765) hitherto.
[17] Then Eli H5941 answered H6030 (8799) and said H559 (8799), Go H3212 (8798) in peace H7965: and the God H430 of Israel H3478 grant H5414 (8799) [thee] thy petition H7596 that thou hast asked H7592 (8804) of him.
[18] And she said H559 (8799), Let thine handmaid H8198 find H4672 (8799) grace H2580 in thy sight H5869. So the woman H802 went H3212 (8799) her way H1870, and did eat H398 (8799), and her countenance H6440 was no more [sad].
[19] And they rose up H7925 in the morning H1242 early H7925 (8686), and worshipped H7812 (8691) before H6440 the LORD H3068, and returned H7725 (8799), and came H935 (8799) to their house H1004 to Ramah H7414: and Elkanah H511 knew H3045 (8799) Hannah H2584 his wife H802; and the LORD H3068 remembered H2142 (8799) her.
[20] Wherefore it came to pass, when the time H3117 was come H8622 about after Hannah H2584 had conceived H2029 (8799), that she bare H3205 (8799) a son H1121, and called H7121 (8799) his name H8034 Samuel H8050, [saying], Because I have asked H7592 (8804) him of the LORD H3068.
[21] And the man H376 Elkanah H511, and all his house H1004, went up H5927 (8799) to offer H2076 (8800) unto the LORD H3068 the yearly H3117 sacrifice H2077, and his vow H5088.
[22] But Hannah H2584 went not up H5927 (8804); for she said H559 (8804) unto her husband H376, [I will not go up] until the child H5288 be weaned H1580 (8735), and [then] I will bring H935 (8689) him, that he may appear H7200 (8738) before H6440 the LORD H3068, and there abide H3427 (8804) for H5704 ever H5769.
[23] And Elkanah H511 her husband H376 said H559 (8799) unto her, Do H6213 (8798) what seemeth H5869 thee good H2896; tarry H3427 (8798) until thou have weaned H1580 (8800) him; only the LORD H3068 establish H6965 (8686) his word H1697. So the woman H802 abode H3427 (8799), and gave her son H1121 suck H3243 (8686) until she weaned H1580 (8800) him.
[24] And when she had weaned H1580 (8804) him, she took him up H5927 (8686) with her, with three H7969 bullocks H6499, and one H259 ephah H374 of flour H7058, and a bottle H5035 of wine H3196, and brought H935 (8686) him unto the house H1004 of the LORD H3068 in Shiloh H7887: and the child H5288 [was] young H5288.
[25] And they slew H7819 (8799) a bullock H6499, and brought H935 (8686) the child H5288 to Eli H5941.
[26] And she said H559 (8799), Oh H994 my lord H113, [as] thy soul H5315 liveth H2416, my lord H113, I [am] the woman H802 that stood H5324 (8737) by thee here, praying H6419 (8692) unto the LORD H3068.
[27] For this child H5288 I prayed H6419 (8694); and the LORD H3068 hath given H5414 (8799) me my petition H7596 which I asked H7592 (8804) of him:
[28] Therefore also I have lent H7592 (8689) him to the LORD H3068; as long as he liveth H3117 he shall be lent H7592 (8803) to the LORD H3068. And he worshipped H7812 (8691) the LORD H3068 there.

Young’s Literal Translation

1 Samuel 1 (YLT)

[1] And there is a certain man of Ramathaim-Zophim, of the hill-country of Ephraim, and his name is Elkanah, son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, and Ephrathite,
[2] and he hath two wives, the name of the one is Hannah, and the name of the second Peninnah, and Peninnah hath children, and Hannah hath no children.
[3] And that man hath gone up out of his city from time to time, to bow himself, and to sacrifice, before Jehovah of Hosts, in Shiloh, and there are two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, priests to Jehovah.
[4] And the day cometh, and Elkanah sacrificeth, and he hath given to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions,
[5] and to Hannah he giveth a certain portion-double, for he hath loved Hannah, and Jehovah hath shut her womb;
[6] and her adversity hath also provoked her greatly, so as to make her tremble, for Jehovah hath shut up her womb.
[7] And so he doth year by year, from the time of her going up into the house of Jehovah, so it provoketh her, and she weepeth, and doth not eat.
[8] And Elkanah her husband saith to her, ‘Hannah, why weepest thou? and why dost thou not eat? and why is thy heart afflicted? am I not better to thee than ten sons?’
[9] And Hannah riseth after eating in Shiloh, and after drinking, and Eli the priest is sitting on the throne by the side-post of the temple of Jehovah.
[10] And she is bitter in soul, and prayeth unto Jehovah, and weepeth greatly,
[11] and voweth a vow, and saith, ‘Jehovah of Hosts, if Thou dost certainly look on the affliction of Thy handmaid, and hast remembered me, and dost not forget Thy handmaid, and hast given to Thy handmaid seed of men-then I have given him to Jehovah all days of his life, and a razor doth not go up upon his head.’
[12] And it hath been, when she multiplied praying before Jehovah, that Eli is watching her mouth,
[13] and Hannah, she is speaking to her heart, only her lips are moving, and her voice is not heard, and Eli reckoneth her to be drunken.
[14] And Eli saith unto her, ‘Until when are thou drunken? turn aside thy wine from thee.’
[15] And Hannah answereth and saith, ‘No, my lord, A woman sharply pained in spirit I am, and wine and strong drink I have not drunk, and I pour out my soul before Jehovah;
[16] put not thy handmaid before a daughter of worthlessness, for from the abundance of my meditation, and of my provocation, I have spoken hitherto.’
[17] And Eli answereth and saith, ‘Go in peace, and the God of Israel doth give thy petition which thou hast asked of Him.’
[18] And she saith, ‘Let thy handmaid find grace in thine eyes;’ and the woman goeth on her way, and eateth, and her countenance hath not been sad for it any more.
[19] And they rise early in the morning, and bow themselves before Jehovah, and turn back, and come in unto their house in Ramah, and Elkanah knoweth Hannah his wife, and Jehovah remembereth her;
[20] and it cometh to pass, at the revolution of the days, that Hannah conceiveth, and beareth a son, and calleth his name Samuel, ‘for, from Jehovah I have asked him.’
[21] And the man Elkanah goeth up, and all his house, to sacrifice to Jehovah the sacrifice of the days, and his vow.
[22] And Hannah hath not gone up, for she said to her husband, ‘Till the youth is weaned-then I have brought him in, and he hath appeared before the face of Jehovah, and dwelt there-unto the age.’
[23] And Elkanah her husband saith to her, ‘Do that which is good in thine eyes; abide till thy weaning him; only, Jehovah establish His word;’ and the woman abideth and suckleth her son till she hath weaned him,
[24] and she causeth him to go up with her when she hath weaned him, with three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine, and she bringeth him into the house of Jehovah at Shiloh, and the youth is but a youth.
[25] And they slaughter the bullock, and bring in the youth unto Eli,
[26] and she saith, ‘O, my lord, thy soul liveth! my lord, I am the woman who stood with thee in this place, to pray unto Jehovah;
[27] for this youth I prayed, and Jehovah doth give to me my petition which I asked of Him;
[28] and also I have caused him to be asked for Jehovah, all the days that he hath lived-he is asked for Jehovah;’ and he boweth himself there before Jehovah.