And Hannah prayed and said, 1"My heart exults in the LORD; 2my strength is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because 3I rejoice in your salvation.
4"There is none holy like the LORD; there is none besides you; there is 5no rock like our God.
Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
6The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble bind on strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger. 7The barren has borne seven, 8but she who has many children is forlorn.
9The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
10The LORD makes poor and makes rich; 11he brings low and he exalts.
12He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap 13to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. 14For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and on them he has set the world.
15"He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness, for not by might shall a man prevail.
16The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; 17against them he will thunder in heaven. 18The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; he will give strength to his king 19and exalt the power of his anointed."