The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Samuel 2:1–11

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And Hannah prayed, and said: my heart exulteth in YHWH, my horn is exalted in the YHWH; my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in Thy salvation.

My heart is established in the Lord, my horn is exalted in my God; my mouth is enlarged over my enemies, I have rejoiced in thy salvation.

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There is none holy as YHWH, for there is none beside Thee; neither is there any rock like our God.

For there is none holy as the Lord, and there is none righteous as our God; there is none holy besides thee.

Nothing is holy as the Lord is holy. For there is no other beside you. And nothing is strong as our God is strong.

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Multiply not exceeding proud talk; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth; for YHWH is a God of knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed.

Boast not, and utter not high things; let not high-sounding words come out of your mouth, for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and God prepares his own designs.

The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

The bow of the mighty has waxed feeble, and the weak have girded themselves with strength.

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They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry have ceased; while the barren hath borne seven, she that had many children hath languished.

Those who before were filled, have hired themselves out for bread. And the starving have been filled, so that the barren have given birth to many. But she who had borne many sons has become unable.

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YHWH killeth, and maketh alive; He bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

The Lord brings death, and he gives life. He leads away to death, and he brings back again.

It is the LORD who makes men to die and makes alive; he brings down to Sheol and brings up.

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YHWH maketh poor, and maketh rich; He bringeth low, He also lifteth up.

The Lord makes poor, and makes rich; he brings low, and lifts up.

The Lord impoverishes, and he enriches. He humbles, and he lifts up.

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He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, He lifteth up the needy from the dung-hill, to make them sit with princes, and inherit the throne of glory; for the pillars of the earth are YHWH'S, and He hath set the world upon them.

He lifts up the poor from the earth, and raises the needy from the dunghill; to seat him with the princes of the people, and causing them to inherit the throne of glory

He raises up the indigent from the dust, and he lifts up the poor from filth, so that they may sit with princes, and take hold of a throne of glory. For the hinges of the earth belong to the Lord, and he has placed the globe upon them.

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He will keep the feet of His holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for not by strength shall man prevail.

granting his petition to him that prays; and he blesses the years of the righteous, for by strength cannot man prevail.

He will preserve the feet of his holy ones, and the impious will be silenced in darkness. For no man will prevail by his own strength.

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10  They that strive with YHWH shall be broken to pieces; against them will He thunder in heaven; the YHWH will judge the ends of the earth; and He will give strength unto His king, and exalt the horn of His anointed.

10  The Lord will weaken his adversary; the Lord is holy. Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor let the mighty man boast in his strength, and let not the rich man boast in his wealth; but let him that boasts boast in this, to understand and know the Lord, and to execute judgement and justice in the midst of the earth. The Lord has gone up to the heavens, and has thundered: he will judge the extremities of the earth, and he gives strength to our kings, and will exalt the horn of his Christ. And she left him there before the Lord,

11  And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto YHWH before Eli the priest.

11  and departed to Armathaim: and the child ministered in the presence of the Lord before Heli the priest.