15 “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled.(A) I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring(B) out my soul to the Lord.

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15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord.

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16 “And now my life ebbs away;(A)
    days of suffering grip me.(B)

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16 And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.

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I am worn out(A) from my groaning.(B)

All night long I flood my bed with weeping(C)
    and drench my couch with tears.(D)

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I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

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14 I am poured out like water,
    and all my bones are out of joint.(A)
My heart has turned to wax;(B)
    it has melted(C) within me.

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14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

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My tears(A) have been my food
    day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
    “Where is your God?”(B)

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My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

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These things I remember
    as I pour out my soul:(A)
how I used to go to the house of God(B)
    under the protection of the Mighty One[a]
with shouts of joy(C) and praise(D)
    among the festive throng.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 42:4 See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
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When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

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You have fed them with the bread of tears;(A)
    you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.(B)

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Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.

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12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,[a](A)
    and he will divide the spoils(B) with the strong,[b]
because he poured out his life unto death,(C)
    and was numbered with the transgressors.(D)
For he bore(E) the sin of many,(F)
    and made intercession(G) for the transgressors.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 53:12 Or many
  2. Isaiah 53:12 Or numerous
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12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

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12 They say to their mothers,
    “Where is bread and wine?”(A)
as they faint like the wounded
    in the streets of the city,
as their lives ebb away(B)
    in their mothers’ arms.(C)

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12 They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? when they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city, when their soul was poured out into their mothers' bosom.

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