1 Samuel 2:6-7

6 “The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.
7 The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.

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1 Samuel 2:6-7 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter the song of Hannah is recorded, 1Sa 2:1-10, and an account is given of the return of Elkanah and Hannah to their own home, and of the care she took yearly to provide a coat for Samuel, and of her being blessed with many other children, and of the growth and ministry of Samuel before the Lord, 1Sa 2:11,18-21,26, and of the wickedness of the sons of Eli, 1Sa 2:12-17, and of Eli's too gentle treatment of them when he reproved them for it, 1Sa 2:22-25 and of a sharp message sent him from the Lord on that account, threatening destruction to his house, of which the death of his two sons would be a sign, 1Sa 2:27-36.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Deuteronomy 32:39
  • 2. Isaiah 26:19; Ezekiel 37:3,12
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 8:18
  • 4. Job 5:11; Job 40:12; Psalms 75:7; Isaiah 2:12; Isaiah 13:11; Isaiah 22:19; Daniel 4:37
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