As she continued praying before the LORD, Eli observed her mouth.
Hannah was speaking in her heart; only her lips moved, and her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli took her to be a drunken woman.
And Eli said to her, "How long will you go on being drunk? Put your wine away from you."
But Hannah answered, "No, my lord, I am a woman troubled in spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but 1I have been pouring out my soul before the LORD.
Do not regard your servant as 2a worthless woman, for all along I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation."
Then Eli answered, 3"Go in peace, and the God of Israel 4grant your petition that you have made to him."
And she said, 5"Let your servant find favor in your eyes." Then the woman 6went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.