World English Bible
1 Samuel 2 (WEBP)
 Hannah prayed, and said, “My heart exults in Yahweh! My horn is exalted in Yahweh. My mouth is enlarged over my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.
 There is no one as holy as Yahweh, for there is no one besides you, nor is there any rock like our God.
 “Don’t keep talking so exceedingly proudly. Don’t let arrogance come out of your mouth, for Yahweh is a God of knowledge. By him actions are weighed.
 “The bows of the mighty men are broken. Those who stumbled are armed with strength.
 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread. Those who were hungry are satisfied. Yes, the barren has borne seven. She who has many children languishes.
 “Yahweh kills and makes alive. He brings down to Sheol° and brings up.
 Yahweh makes poor and makes rich. He brings low, he also lifts up.
 He raises up the poor out of the dust. He lifts up the needy from the dunghill to make them sit with princes and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are Yahweh’s. He has set the world on them.
 He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked will be put to silence in darkness; for no man will prevail by strength.
 Those who strive with Yahweh shall be broken to pieces. He will thunder against them in the sky. “Yahweh will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.”
 Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. The child served Yahweh before Eli the priest.
 Now the sons of Eli were wicked men. They didn’t know Yahweh.
 The custom of the priests with the people was that when anyone offered a sacrifice, the priest’s servant came while the meat was boiling, with a fork of three teeth in his hand;
 and he stabbed it into the pan, or kettle, or cauldron, or pot. The priest took all that the fork brought up for himself. They did this to all the Israelites who came there to Shiloh.
 Yes, before they burned the fat, the priest’s servant came, and said to the man who sacrificed, “Give meat to roast for the priest; for he will not accept boiled meat from you, but raw.”
 If the man said to him, “Let the fat be burned first, and then take as much as your soul desires;” then he would say, “No, but you shall give it to me now; and if not, I will take it by force.”
 The sin of the young men was very great before Yahweh; for the men despised Yahweh’s offering.
 But Samuel ministered before Yahweh, being a child, clothed with a linen ephod.
 Moreover his mother made him a little robe, and brought it to him from year to year when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.
 Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, “May Yahweh give you offspring§ from this woman for the petition which was asked of Yahweh.” Then they went to their own home.
 Yahweh visited Hannah, and she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. The child Samuel grew before Yahweh.
 Now Eli was very old; and he heard all that his sons did to all Israel, and how that they slept with the women who served at the door of the Tent of Meeting.
 He said to them, “Why do you do such things? For I hear of your evil dealings from all these people.
 No, my sons; for it is not a good report that I hear! You make Yahweh’s people disobey.
 If one man sins against another, God will judge him; but if a man sins against Yahweh, who will intercede for him?” Notwithstanding, they didn’t listen to the voice of their father, because Yahweh intended to kill them.
 The child Samuel grew on, and increased in favor both with Yahweh and also with men.
 A man of God came to Eli and said to him, “Yahweh says, ‘Did I reveal myself to the house of your father when they were in Egypt in bondage to Pharaoh’s house?
 Didn’t I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? Didn’t I give to the house of your father all the offerings of the children of Israel made by fire?
 Why do you kick at my sacrifice and at my offering, which I have commanded in my habitation, and honor your sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the best of all the offerings of Israel my people?’
 “Therefore Yahweh, the God of Israel, says, ‘I said indeed that your house and the house of your father should walk before me forever.’ But now Yahweh says, ‘Far be it from me; for those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me will be cursed.
 Behold,§ the days come that I will cut off your arm and the arm of your father’s house, that there will not be an old man in your house.
 You will see the affliction of my habitation, in all the wealth which I will give Israel. There shall not be an old man in your house forever.
 The man of yours whom I don’t cut off from my altar will consume your eyes§ and grieve your heart. All the increase of your house will die in the flower of their age.
 This will be the sign to you that will come on your two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas: in one day they will both die.
 I will raise up a faithful priest for myself who will do according to that which is in my heart and in my mind. I will build him a sure house. He will walk before my anointed forever.
 It will happen that everyone who is left in your house will come and bow down to him for a piece of silver and a loaf of bread, and will say, “Please put me into one of the priests’ offices, that I may eat a morsel of bread.” ’ ”
1 Samuel 2:6 Sheol is the place of the dead.
1 Samuel 2:20 or, seed
1 Samuel 2:31 “Behold”, from “הִנֵּה”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.
1 Samuel 2:33 or, blind your eyes with tears
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 2 (KJVS)
 And Hannah H2584 prayed H6419 (8691), and said H559 (8799), My heart H3820 rejoiceth H5970 (8804) in the LORD H3068, mine horn H7161 is exalted H7311 (8804) in the LORD H3068: my mouth H6310 is enlarged H7337 (8804) over mine enemies H341 (8802); because I rejoice H8055 (8804) in thy salvation H3444.
 [There is] none holy H6918 as the LORD H3068: for [there is] none beside H1115 thee: neither [is there] any rock H6697 like our God H430.
 Talk H1696 (8762) no more H7235 (8686) so exceeding H1364 proudly H1364; let [not] arrogancy H6277 come H3318 (8799) out of your mouth H6310: for the LORD H3068 [is] a God H410 of knowledge H1844, and by him actions H5949 are weighed H8505 (8738).
 The bows H7198 of the mighty men H1368 [are] broken H2844, and they that stumbled H3782 (8737) are girded H247 (8804) with strength H2428.
 [They that were] full H7649 have hired out H7936 (8738) themselves for bread H3899; and [they that were] hungry H7457 ceased H2308 (8804): so that the barren H6135 hath born H3205 (8804) seven H7651; and she that hath many H7227 children H1121 is waxed feeble H535 (8797).
 The LORD H3068 killeth H4191 (8688), and maketh alive H2421 (8764): he bringeth down H3381 (8688) to the grave H7585, and bringeth up H5927 (8686).
 The LORD H3068 maketh poor H3423 (8688), and maketh rich H6238 (8688): he bringeth low H8213 (8688), and H637 lifteth up H7311 (8789).
 He raiseth up H6965 (8688) the poor H1800 out of the dust H6083, [and] lifteth up H7311 (8686) the beggar H34 from the dunghill H830, to set H3427 (8687) [them] among princes H5081, and to make them inherit H5157 (8686) the throne H3678 of glory H3519: for the pillars H4690 of the earth H776 [are] the LORD’S H3068, and he hath set H7896 (8799) the world H8398 upon them.
 He will keep H8104 (8799) the feet H7272 of his saints H2623, and the wicked H7563 shall be silent H1826 (8735) in darkness H2822; for by strength H3581 shall no man H376 prevail H1396 (8799).
 The adversaries H7378 (8688) of the LORD H3068 shall be broken to pieces H2865 (8735); out of heaven H8064 shall he thunder H7481 (8686) upon them: the LORD H3068 shall judge H1777 (8799) the ends H657 of the earth H776; and he shall give H5414 (8799) strength H5797 unto his king H4428, and exalt H7311 (8686) the horn H7161 of his anointed H4899.
 And Elkanah H511 went H3212 (8799) to Ramah H7414 to his house H1004. And the child H5288 did H1961 (8804) minister H8334 (8764) unto the LORD H3068 before H6440 Eli H5941 the priest H3548.
 Now the sons H1121 of Eli H5941 [were] sons H1121 of Belial H1100; they knew H3045 (8804) not the LORD H3068.
 And the priests H3548’ custom H4941 with the people H5971 [was, that], when any man H376 offered H2076 (8802) sacrifice H2077, the priest’s H3548 servant H5288 came H935 (8804), while the flesh H1320 was in seething H1310 (8763), with a fleshhook H4207 of three H7969 teeth H8127 in his hand H3027;
 And he struck H5221 (8689) [it] into the pan H3595, or kettle H1731, or caldron H7037, or pot H6517; all that the fleshhook H4207 brought up H5927 (8686) the priest H3548 took H3947 (8799) for himself. So they did H6213 (8799) in Shiloh H7887 unto all the Israelites H3478 that came H935 (8802) thither.
 Also before they burnt H6999 (8686) the fat H2459, the priest’s H3548 servant H5288 came H935 (8804), and said H559 (8804) to the man H376 that sacrificed H2076 (8802), Give H5414 (8798) flesh H1320 to roast H6740 (8800) for the priest H3548; for he will not have H3947 (8799) sodden H1310 (8794) flesh H1320 of thee, but raw H2416.
 And [if] any man H376 said H559 (8799) unto him, Let them not fail H6999 (8686) to burn H6999 (8763) the fat H2459 presently H3117, and [then] take H3947 (8798) [as much] as thy soul H5315 desireth H183 (8762); then he would answer H559 (8804) him, [Nay]; but thou shalt give H5414 (8799) [it me] now: and if not, I will take H3947 (8804) [it] by force H2394.
 Wherefore the sin H2403 of the young men H5288 was very H3966 great H1419 before H6440 the LORD H3068: for men H582 abhorred H5006 (8765) the offering H4503 of the LORD H3068.
 But Samuel H8050 ministered H8334 (8764) before H6440 the LORD H3068, [being] a child H5288, girded H2296 (8803) with a linen H906 ephod H646.
 Moreover his mother H517 made H6213 (8799) him a little H6996 coat H4598, and brought H5927 (8689) [it] to him from year H3117 to year H3117, when she came up H5927 (8800) with her husband H376 to offer H2076 (8800) the yearly H3117 sacrifice H2077.
 And Eli H5941 blessed H1288 (8765) Elkanah H511 and his wife H802, and said H559 (8804), The LORD H3068 give H7760 (8799) thee seed H2233 of this woman H802 for the loan H7596 which is lent H7592 (8804) to the LORD H3068. And they went H1980 (8804) unto their own home H4725.
 And H3588 the LORD H3068 visited H6485 (8804) Hannah H2584, so that she conceived H2029 (8799), and bare H3205 (8799) three H7969 sons H1121 and two H8147 daughters H1323. And the child H5288 Samuel H8050 grew H1431 (8799) before H5973 the LORD H3068.
 Now Eli H5941 was very H3966 old H2204 (8804), and heard H8085 (8804) all that his sons H1121 did H6213 (8799) unto all Israel H3478; and how they lay H7901 (8799) with the women H802 that assembled H6633 (8802) [at] the door H6607 of the tabernacle H168 of the congregation H4150.
 And he said H559 (8799) unto them, Why do H6213 (8799) ye such things H1697? for I hear H8085 (8802) of your evil H7451 dealings H1697 by all this people H5971.
 Nay, my sons H1121; for [it is] no good H2896 report H8052 that I hear H8085 (8802): ye make the LORD’S H3068 people H5971 to transgress H5674 (8688).
 If one man H376 sin H2398 (8799) against another H376, the judge H430 shall judge H6419 (8765) him: but if a man H376 sin H2398 (8799) against the LORD H3068, who shall intreat H6419 (8691) for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened H8085 (8799) not unto the voice H6963 of their father H1, because the LORD H3068 would H2654 (8804) slay H4191 (8687) them.
 And the child H5288 Samuel H8050 grew H1432 on H1980 (8802), and was in favour H2896 both with the LORD H3068, and also with men H582.
 And there came H935 (8799) a man H376 of God H430 unto Eli H5941, and said H559 (8799) unto him, Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, Did I plainly H1540 (8736) appear H1540 (8738) unto the house H1004 of thy father H1, when they were in Egypt H4714 in Pharaoh’s H6547 house H1004?
 And did I choose H977 (8800) him out of all the tribes H7626 of Israel H3478 [to be] my priest H3548, to offer H5927 (8800) upon mine altar H4196, to burn H6999 (8687) incense H7004, to wear H5375 (8800) an ephod H646 before H6440 me? and did I give H5414 (8799) unto the house H1004 of thy father H1 all the offerings made by fire H801 of the children H1121 of Israel H3478?
 Wherefore kick H1163 (8799) ye at my sacrifice H2077 and at mine offering H4503, which I have commanded H6680 (8765) [in my] habitation H4583; and honourest H3513 (8762) thy sons H1121 above me, to make yourselves fat H1254 (8687) with the chiefest H7225 of all the offerings H4503 of Israel H3478 my people H5971?
 Wherefore the LORD H3068 God H430 of Israel H3478 saith H5002 (8803), I said H559 (8804) indeed H559 (8800) [that] thy house H1004, and the house H1004 of thy father H1, should walk H1980 (8691) before H6440 me for H5704 ever H5769: but now the LORD H3068 saith H5002 (8803), Be it far from me H2486; for them that honour H3513 (8764) me I will honour H3513 (8762), and they that despise H959 (8802) me shall be lightly esteemed H7043 (8799).
 Behold, the days H3117 come H935 (8802), that I will cut off H1438 (8804) thine arm H2220, and the arm H2220 of thy father’s H1 house H1004, that there shall not be an old man H2205 in thine house H1004.
 And thou shalt see H5027 (8689) an enemy H6862 [in my] habitation H4583, in all [the wealth] which [God] shall give H3190 (8686) Israel H3478: and there shall not be an old man H2205 in thine house H1004 for ever H3117.
 And the man H376 of thine, [whom] I shall not cut off H3772 (8686) from mine altar H4196, [shall be] to consume H3615 (8763) thine eyes H5869, and to grieve H109 thine heart H5315: and all the increase H4768 of thine house H1004 shall die H4191 (8799) in the flower of their age H582.
 And this [shall be] a sign H226 unto thee, that shall come H935 (8799) upon thy two H8147 sons H1121, on Hophni H2652 and Phinehas H6372; in one H259 day H3117 they shall die H4191 (8799) both H8147 of them.
 And I will raise me up H6965 (8689) a faithful H539 (8737) priest H3548, [that] shall do H6213 (8799) according to [that] which [is] in mine heart H3824 and in my mind H5315: and I will build H1129 (8804) him a sure H539 (8737) house H1004; and he shall walk H1980 (8694) before H6440 mine anointed H4899 for ever H3117.
 And it shall come to pass, [that] every one that is left H3498 (8737) in thine house H1004 shall come H935 (8799) [and] crouch H7812 (8692) to him for a piece H95 of silver H3701 and a morsel H3603 of bread H3899, and shall say H559 (8804), Put H5596 (8798) me, I pray thee, into one H259 of the priests’ offices H3550, that I may eat H398 (8800) a piece H6595 of bread H3899.
Young’s Literal Translation
1 Samuel 2 (YLT)
 And Hannah prayeth, and saith: ‘My heart hath exulted in Jehovah, My horn hath been high in Jehovah, My mouth hath been large over mine enemies, For I have rejoiced in Thy salvation.
 There is none holy like Jehovah, For there is none save Thee, And there is no rock like our God.
 Ye multiply not-ye speak haughtily- The old saying goeth out from your mouth, For a God of knowledge is Jehovah, And by Him actions are weighed.
 Bows of the mighty are broken, And the stumbling have girded on strength.
 The satiated for bread hired themselves, And the hungry have ceased. While the barren hath borne seven, And she abounding with sons hath languished.
 Jehovah putteth to death, and keepeth alive, He bringeth down to Sheol, and bringeth up.
 Jehovah dispossesseth, and He maketh rich, He maketh low, yea, He maketh high.
 He raiseth from the dust the poor, From a dunghill He lifteth up the needy, To cause them to sit with nobles, Yea, a throne of honour He doth cause them to inherit, For to Jehovah are the fixtures of earth, And He setteth on them the habitable world.
 The feet of His saints He keepeth, And the wicked in darkness are silent, For not by power doth man become mighty.
 Jehovah-broken down are His adversaries, Against them in the heavens He thundereth: Jehovah judgeth the ends of earth, And giveth strength to His king, And exalteth the horn of His anointed.’
 And Elkanah goeth to Ramath, unto his house, and the youth hath been serving Jehovah, in the presence of Eli the priest;
 and the sons of Eli are sons of worthlessness, they have not known Jehovah.
 And the custom of the priests with the people is: any man sacrificing a sacrifice-then hath the servant of the priest come in when the flesh is boiling, and the hook of three teeth in his hand,
 and hath struck it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the hook bringeth up doth the priest take for himself; thus they do to all Israel who are coming in, there, in Shiloh.
 Also before they make perfume with the fat-then hath the priest’s servant come in, and said to the man who is sacrificing, ‘Give flesh to roast for the priest, and he doth not take of thee flesh boiled, but raw;’
 and the man saith unto him, ‘Let them surely make a perfume (as to-day) with the fat, then take to thee as thy soul desireth;’ and he hath said to him, ‘Surely now thou dost give; and if not-I have taken by strength.’
 And the sin of the young men is very great in the presence of Jehovah, for the men have despised the offering of Jehovah.
 And Samuel is ministering in the presence of Jehovah, a youth girt with an ephod of linen;
 and a small upper coat doth his mother make to him, and she hath brought it up to him from time to time, in her coming up with her husband to sacrifice the sacrifice of the time.
 And Eli blessed Elkanah, and his wife, and said, ‘Jehovah doth appoint for thee seed of this woman, for the petition which she asked for Jehovah;’ and they have gone to their place.
 When Jehovah hath looked after Hannah, then she conceiveth and beareth three sons and two daughters; and the youth Samuel groweth up with Jehovah.
 And Eli is very old, and hath heard all that his sons do to all Israel, and how that they lie with the women who are assembling at the opening of the tent of meeting,
 and he saith to them, ‘Why do ye things like these? for I am hearing of your evil words from all the people-these!
 Nay, my sons; for the report which I am hearing is not good causing the people of Jehovah to transgress.-
 If a man sin against a man, then hath God judged him; but if against Jehovah a man sin, who doth pray for him?’ and they hearken not to the voice of their father, though Jehovah hath delighted to put them to death.
 And the youth Samuel is going on and growing up, and is good both with Jehovah, and also with men.
 And there cometh a man of God unto Eli, and saith unto him, ‘Thus said Jehovah, Was I really revealed unto the house of thy father in their being in Egypt, before Pharaoh’s house,
 even to choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to Me for a priest, to go up on Mine altar, to make a perfume, to bear an ephod before Me, and I give to the house of thy father all the fire-offerings of the sons of Israel?
 Why do ye kick at My sacrifice, and at Mine offering which I commanded in My habitation, and dost honour thy sons above Me, to make yourselves fat from the first part of every offering of Israel, of My people?
 ‘Therefore-the affirmation of Jehovah, God of Israel-I certainly said, Thy house and the house of thy father, do walk up and down before Me to the age; and now-the affirmation of Jehovah-Far be it from Me! for he who is honouring Me, I honour, and those despising Me, are lightly esteemed.
 ‘Lo, days are coming, and I have cut off thine arm, and the arm of the house of thy father, that an old man is not in thy house;
 and thou hast beheld an adversary in My habitation, in all that He doth good with Israel, and there is not an old man in thy house all the days.
 ‘And the man I cut not off of thine from Mine altar, is to consume thine eyes, and to grieve thy soul; and all the increase of thy house do die men;
 and this is to thee the sign that cometh unto thy two sons, unto Hophni and Phinehas-in one day they die both of them;
 and I have raised up for Me a stedfast priest; as in My heart and in My soul he doth do; and I have built for him a stedfast house, and he hath walked up and down before Mine anointed all the days;
 and it hath been, every one who is left in thy house doth come in to bow himself to him, for a wage of silver, and a cake of bread, and hath said, Admit me, I pray thee, unto one of the priest’s offices, to eat a morsel of bread.’