The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces ; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall givestrength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.11
And Elkanahwent to Ramah to his house. And the childdidminister unto the LORDbeforeEli the priest.12
Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.13
And the priests'custom with the people was, that, when any manofferedsacrifice, the priest'sservantcame , while the flesh was in seething , with a fleshhook of threeteeth in his hand;14
And he struck it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the fleshhook brought up the priesttook for himself. So they did in Shiloh unto all the Israelites that came thither.
Also before they burnt the fat, the priest'sservantcame , and said to the man that sacrificed , Giveflesh to roast for the priest; for he will not havesoddenflesh of thee, but raw.16
And if any mansaid unto him, Let them not fail to burn the fatpresently,a and then take as much as thy souldesireth ; then he would answer him, Nay; but thou shalt give it me now: and if not, I will take it by force.17
Wherefore the sin of the young men was verygreatbefore the LORD: for menabhorred the offering of the LORD.18
But Samuelministeredbefore the LORD, being a child,girded with a linenephod.19
Moreover his mothermade him a littlecoat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearlysacrifice.20
And EliblessedElkanah and his wife, and said , The LORDgive thee seed of this woman for the loanb which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home.