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Hannah’s Prayer(A)

And Hannah (B)prayed and said:

(C)“My heart rejoices in the Lord;
(D)My [a]horn is exalted in the Lord.
[b]I smile at my enemies,
Because I (E)rejoice in Your salvation.

“No(F) one is holy like the Lord,
For there is (G)none besides You,
Nor is there any (H)rock like our God.

“Talk no more so very proudly;
(I)Let no arrogance come from your mouth,
For the Lord is the God of (J)knowledge;
And by Him actions are weighed.

“The(K) bows of the mighty men are broken,
And those who stumbled are girded with strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
And the hungry have ceased to hunger.
Even (L)the barren has borne seven,
And (M)she who has many children has become feeble.

“The(N) Lord kills and makes alive;
He brings down to the grave and brings up.
The Lord (O)makes poor and makes rich;
(P)He brings low and lifts up.
(Q)He raises the poor from the dust
And lifts the beggar from the ash heap,
(R)To set them among princes
And make them inherit the throne of glory.

(S)“For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
And He has set the world upon them.
(T)He will guard the feet of His saints,
But the (U)wicked shall be silent in darkness.

“For by strength no man shall prevail.
10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be (V)broken in pieces;
(W)From heaven He will thunder against them.
(X)The Lord will judge the ends of the earth.

(Y)“He will give (Z)strength to His king,
And (AA)exalt the [c]horn of His anointed.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 2:1 Strength
  2. 1 Samuel 2:1 Lit. My mouth is enlarged
  3. 1 Samuel 2:10 Strength

Hannah’s Prayer

Then Hannah prayed and said:(A)

“My heart rejoices(B) in the Lord;
    in the Lord my horn[a](C) is lifted high.
My mouth boasts(D) over my enemies,(E)
    for I delight in your deliverance.

“There is no one holy(F) like(G) the Lord;
    there is no one besides you;
    there is no Rock(H) like our God.

“Do not keep talking so proudly
    or let your mouth speak such arrogance,(I)
for the Lord is a God who knows,(J)
    and by him deeds(K) are weighed.(L)

“The bows of the warriors are broken,(M)
    but those who stumbled are armed with strength.(N)
Those who were full hire themselves out for food,
    but those who were hungry(O) are hungry no more.
She who was barren(P) has borne seven children,
    but she who has had many sons pines away.

“The Lord brings death and makes alive;(Q)
    he brings down to the grave and raises up.(R)
The Lord sends poverty and wealth;(S)
    he humbles and he exalts.(T)
He raises(U) the poor(V) from the dust(W)
    and lifts the needy(X) from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes
    and has them inherit a throne of honor.(Y)

“For the foundations(Z) of the earth are the Lord’s;
    on them he has set the world.
He will guard the feet(AA) of his faithful servants,(AB)
    but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness.(AC)

“It is not by strength(AD) that one prevails;
10     those who oppose the Lord will be broken.(AE)
The Most High will thunder(AF) from heaven;
    the Lord will judge(AG) the ends of the earth.

“He will give strength(AH) to his king
    and exalt the horn(AI) of his anointed.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 2:1 Horn here symbolizes strength; also in verse 10.

My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.

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I will glory(A) in the Lord;
    let the afflicted hear and rejoice.(B)

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Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.

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Glorify the Lord(A) with me;
    let us exalt(B) his name together.

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18 Yet I will (A)rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.

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18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord,(A)
    I will be joyful in God my Savior.(B)

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