1 Samuel
A Faithful Woman Offers A Faithful Son To A Faithful God
Published August 11th, 2022
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1 Sam. 1:21-2:11
1 Sam. 1:21-2:11
1 Samuel 1:21-2:11
The man Elkanah
and all his house
went up
to offer
to the Lord
the yearly sacrifice
to pay his vow.
Hannah did not go up,
for she said
to her husband,
“As soon as the child is weaned,
I will bring him,
so that he may appear
in the presence
of the Lord
dwell there forever.”
her husband
Elkanah ... said
to her,
“Do what seems best
to you;
wait until you have weaned him;
only, may the Lord establish his word.”
the woman remained
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,
an ephah of flour,
and a skin of wine,
she brought him
to the house
of the Lord
at Shiloh.
the child was young.
they slaughtered the bull,
they brought the child
to Eli.
And she said,
“Oh, my lord!
As you live,
my lord,
I am the woman
who was standing here
in your presence,
to the Lord.
For this child I prayed,
the Lord has granted me my petition
that I made to him.
I have lent him
to the Lord.
As long as he lives,
he is lent
to the Lord.”
he worshiped the Lord there.
Scene 1 Section 4 Summary: Hannah dedicates her son Samuel to the Lord
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.
Stanza 1 Summary: Hannah offers a joyful prayer of gratitude to the Lord
“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;
the Lord is a God of knowledge,
by him actions are weighed.
The bows of the mighty are broken,
the feeble bind on strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.
The barren has borne seven,
she who has many children is forlorn.
The Lord kills and brings to life;
he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
he brings low and he exalts.
He raises up the poor from the dust;
he lifts the needy from the ash heap
to make them sit with princes
inherit a seat of honor.
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
and on them he has set the world.
Stanza 2 Summary: Hannah praises God and warns that He is a just judge who is in sovereign control of the world.
“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
the wicked shall be cut off in darkness,
for not by might shall a man prevail.
The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces;
against them he will thunder in heaven.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
he will give strength to his king
exalt the horn of his anointed.”
Then Elkanah went home to Ramah.
the boy was ministering
to the Lord
in the presence of Eli the priest.
Stanza 3 Summary: The Lord will care for His people and king, but He will judge the wicked
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