Parallel Bible results for 1 Samuel 1:4-20

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1 Samuel 1:4-20

CEB 4 Whenever he sacrificed, Elkanah would give parts of the sacrifice to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters. NRS 4 On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters; CEB 5 But he would give only one part of it to Hannah, though he loved her, because the LORD had kept her from conceiving. NRS 5 but to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb. CEB 6 And because the LORD had kept Hannah from conceiving, her rival would make fun of her mercilessly, just to bother her. NRS 6 Her rival used to provoke her severely, to irritate her, because the Lord had closed her womb. CEB 7 So that is what took place year after year. Whenever Hannah went to the Lord's house, Peninnah would make fun of her. Then she would cry and wouldn't eat anything. NRS 7 So it went on year by year; as often as she went up to the house of the Lord, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat. CEB 8 "Hannah, why are you crying?" her husband Elkanah would say to her. "Why won't you eat? Why are you so sad? Aren't I worth more to you than ten sons?" NRS 8 Her husband Elkanah said to her, "Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? Why is your heart sad? Am I not more to you than ten sons?" CEB 9 One time, after eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah got up and presented herself before the LORD. (Now Eli the priest was sitting in the chair by the doorpost of the LORD's temple.) NRS 9 After they had eaten and drunk at Shiloh, Hannah rose and presented herself before the Lord. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the Lord. CEB 10 Hannah was very upset and couldn't stop crying as she prayed to the LORD. NRS 10 She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord, and wept bitterly. CEB 11 Then she made this promise: "LORD of heavenly forces, just look at your servant's pain and remember me! Don't forget your servant! Give her a boy! Then I'll give him to the LORD for his entire life. No razor will ever touch his head." NRS 11 She made this vow: "O Lord of hosts, if only you will look on the misery of your servant, and remember me, and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a male child, then I will set him before you as a nazirite until the day of his death. He shall drink neither wine nor intoxicants, and no razor shall touch his head." CEB 12 As she kept praying before the LORD, Eli watched her mouth. NRS 12 As she continued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. CEB 13 Now Hannah was praying in her heart; her lips were moving, but her voice was silent, so Eli thought she was drunk. NRS 13 Hannah was praying silently; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard; therefore Eli thought she was drunk. CEB 14 "How long will you act like a drunk? Sober up!" Eli told her. NRS 14 So Eli said to her, "How long will you make a drunken spectacle of yourself? Put away your wine." CEB 15 "No sir!" Hannah replied. "I'm just a very sad woman. I haven't had any wine or beer but have been pouring out my heart to the LORD. NRS 15 But Hannah answered, "No, my lord, I am a woman deeply troubled; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord. CEB 16 Don't think your servant is some good-for-nothing woman. This whole time I've been praying out of my great worry and trouble!" NRS 16 Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation all this time." CEB 17 Eli responded, "Then go in peace. And may the God of Israel give you what you've asked from him." NRS 17 Then Eli answered, "Go in peace; the God of Israel grant the petition you have made to him." CEB 18 "Please think well of me, your servant," Hannah said. Then the woman went on her way, ate some food, and wasn't sad any longer. NRS 18 And she said, "Let your servant find favor in your sight." Then the woman went to her quarters, ate and drank with her husband, and her countenance was sad no longer. CEB 19 They got up early the next morning and worshipped the LORD. Then they went back home to Ramah. Elkanah had sex with his wife Hannah, and the LORD remembered her. NRS 19 They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at Ramah. Elkanah knew his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her. CEB 20 So in the course of time, Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, which means "I asked the LORD for him." NRS 20 In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, "I have asked him of the Lord."