1 Samuel 2:1-11 CSB

Hannah's Triumphant Prayer

1 Hannah prayed: My heart rejoices in the Lord; my horn is lifted up by the Lord.a My mouth boasts over my enemies, because I rejoice in Your salvation.

References for 1 Samuel 2:1

    • a 2:1 - Ps 75:4-5,10; 92:10
      2 There is no one holy like the Lord. There is no one besides You! And there is no rock like our God.b

      References for 1 Samuel 2:2

        • b 2:2 - 2 Sm 7:22; Ps 18:31
          3 Do not boast so proudly, or let arrogant [words] come out of your mouth, for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and actions are weighed by Him.
          4 The bows of the warriors are broken, but the feeble are clothed with strength.
          5 Those who are full hire themselves out for food, but those who are starving [hunger] no more. The barren woman gives birth to seven, but the woman with many sons pines away.
          6 The Lord brings death and gives life;c He sends [some] to Sheol, and He raises [others] up.

          References for 1 Samuel 2:6

            • c 2:6 - Dt 32:39
              7 The Lord brings poverty and gives wealth; He humbles and He exalts.
              8 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the garbage pile. He seats them with noblemen and gives them a throne of honor.d For the foundations of the earth are the Lord's; He has set the world on them.

              References for 1 Samuel 2:8

                • d 2:8 - DSS, LXX add He gives the vow of the one who makes a vow and He blesses the years of the just
                  9 He guards the stepse of His faithful ones, but the wicked are silenced in darkness, for a man does not prevail by [his own] strength.

                  References for 1 Samuel 2:9

                    • e 2:9 - Lit feet
                      10 Those who oppose the Lord will be shattered;fg He will thunder in the heavens against them. The Lord will judge the ends of the earth. He will give power to His king; He will lift up the horn of His anointed.

                      References for 1 Samuel 2:10

                        • f 2:10 - DSS, LXX read The Lord shatters those who dispute with Him
                        • g 2:10 - Isa 45:9
                          11 Elkanah went home to Ramah, but the boy served the Lord in the presence of Eli the priest.