1 Samuel 2: 22-26… A father’s warning unheeded.

Now Eli was very old, and he kept hearing all that his sons were doing to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who were serving at the entrance to the tent of meeting. And he said to them, “Why do you do such things? For I hear of your evil dealings fromContinue reading “1 Samuel 2: 22-26… A father’s warning unheeded.”

1 Samuel 2: 12-21….Bad men chastised; Hannah blessed.

Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. They did not know the LORD. The custom of the priests with the people was that when any man offered sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come, while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged fork in his hand, and he would thrust it into the pan orContinue reading “1 Samuel 2: 12-21….Bad men chastised; Hannah blessed.”

1 Samuel 2: 1-11… Hannah’s Prayer

And Hannah prayed and said,“My heart exults in the LORD;my horn is exalted in the LORD.My mouth derides my enemies,because I rejoice in your salvation.“There is none holy like the LORD:for there is none besides you;there is no rock like our God.Talk no more so very proudly,let not arrogance come from your mouth;for the LORDContinue reading “1 Samuel 2: 1-11… Hannah’s Prayer”

1Samuel 1: 22-28… A promise fulfilled

Elkanah her husband said to her, “Do what seems best to you; wait until you have weaned him; only, may the LORD establish his word.” So the woman remained and nursed her son until she weaned him. And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull, anContinue reading “1Samuel 1: 22-28… A promise fulfilled”

1 Samuel 1: 17-22…. An answered prayer.

Then Eli answered, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition that you have made to him.” And she said, “Let your servant find favour in your eyes.” Then the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.They rose early in the morning and worshiped before theContinue reading “1 Samuel 1: 17-22…. An answered prayer.”

1 Samuel 1: 7-16…Hannah resorts to prayer.

So it went on year by year. As often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat. And Elkanah, her husband, said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? And why do you not eat? And why is your heart sad?Continue reading “1 Samuel 1: 7-16…Hannah resorts to prayer.”

1 Samuel 1: 1-6… A childless mother.

There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite. 2. He had two wives. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. And Peninnah had children,Continue reading “1 Samuel 1: 1-6… A childless mother.”