Friday Morning Scripture (Wk3/2022) – 1 Samuel 2:1-11

Hannah’s Song of Thanksgiving

1 Hannah prayed and said,

“My heart rejoices and triumphs in the Lord; my horn (strength) is lifted up in the Lord, my mouth has opened wide [to speak boldly] against my enemies, because I rejoice in Your salvation.

2 “There is no one holy like the Lord, there is no one besides You, there is no Rock like our God.

3 “Do not go on boasting so very proudly, do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed (examined).

4 “The bows of the mighty are [1]broken, but those who have stumbled equip themselves with strength.

5 “Those who were full hire themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry cease [to hunger]. Even the barren [woman] gives birth to seven, but she who has many children withers away.

6 “The Lord puts to death and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol (the grave) and raises up [from the grave].

7 “The Lord makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and He lifts up.

8 “He raises up the poor from the dust, He lifts up the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with nobles, and inherit a seat of honor and glory; for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and He set the land on them.

9 “He guards the feet of His godly (faithful) ones, but the wicked ones are silenced and perish in darkness; for a man shall not prevail by might.

10 “The adversaries of the Lord will be broken to pieces; He will thunder against them in the heavens, The Lord will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His [2]king, and will exalt the horn (strength) of His anointed.”

11 Elkanah [and his wife Hannah] returned to Ramah to his house. But the child [Samuel] served the Lord [3]under the guidance of Eli the priest.

1 Samuel 2:1-11 (AMP)

Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 2:4 Or filled with terror.
  2. 1 Samuel 2:10 This would first apply to Saul, whom Samuel would anoint as king of Israel (10:1), and then to David (16:13) and other earthly kings. Ultimately it can be applied to Christ, who will rule over Israel and the world.
  3. 1 Samuel 2:11 Lit in the presence of.

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