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1 Samuel 2

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one And Anna prayed and said: My heart rejoiced in the Lord; my horn has ascended in my God; my mouth was wide open on my enemies, for I rejoice in thy salvation.
2 There is no [so] holy as the Lord; for there is none other than Thee; and there is no rock like our God.
3 Do not multiply the speeches of the arrogant; bold words do not come out of your mouth; for the Lord is the God of knowledge, and His affairs are balanced.
4 The bow of the strong is refracted, and the weak are girded by force;
5 the well-fed work from bread, and the hungry rest; even the barren gives birth seven times, and the multi-child gives birth to exhaustion.
6 The Lord kills and quickens, brings down to the netherworld and raises;
7 The Lord makes a beggar and enriches, humiliates and exalts.
8 He will lift the poor out of the dust, exalt the beggar out of tribe, planting with the nobles, and he will give them the throne of glory; for the Lord has the foundation of the earth, and He established the universe upon them.
nine He watches the feet of His saints, but the wicked in the darkness disappear; for man is not strong by force.
10 The Lord will destroy the disputes with Him; thunders from heaven upon them. [The Lord] will judge the ends of the earth, and give fortress to his king, and will exalt the horn of his anointed.

eleven and Elkan went to Rama in his house, and the lad remained to serve the Lord under the priest Elijah.
12 The sons of Elijah were worthless people; they did not know the Lord
thirteen and the duty of priests in relation to the people. When someone made a sacrifice, the priestly boy, while cooking meat, came with a fork in his hand
14 and he dipped it in a cauldron, or in a pot, or in a frying pan, or in a pot, and what the plug would take out, then the priest would take for himself. So they did with all the Israelites who came there in Shiloh.
fifteen Even before the fat was burnt, a priestly lad came and said to the one who offered the sacrifice: Give meat to the hot priest; he will not take boiled meat from you, but give him raw.
sixteen And [if] who told him: let them burn the fat first, as it should, and [then] take it as your soul desires, then he said: no, now give, and if not, then I will take it by force.
17 And the sin of these young people was very great before the Lord, for they turned away from sacrifices to the Lord.
eighteen The youth Samuel served before the Lord, putting on a linen ephod.
nineteen His mother made him little outer clothing and brought it to him annually when she came with her husband to make the required sacrifice.
twenty And Eli blessed Yelkan and his wife and said: May the Lord give you children from this wife instead of the one you gave to the Lord! And they went to their place.
21 And the Lord visited Anna, and she conceived and bore three more sons and two daughters; and the child Samuel grew in the Lord.
22 Eli was very old and heard everything how his sons did with all the Israelites, and that they slept with the women gathered at the entrance to the tabernacle of the congregation.
23 And he said to them: Why are you doing such things? for I hear wicked speeches about you from all the people.
24 No, my children, the rumor that I hear is not good: you corrupt the people of the Lord;
25 if a man sins against a man, they will pray to God for him; if a man sins against the Lord, then who will intercede for him? But they did not listen to the voice of their father, for the Lord had already decided to put them to death.
26 The youth Samuel more and more came of age and in favor with the Lord and people.

27 And the man of God came to Elijah and said to him: Thus saith the Lord: Have I not opened myself to the house of your father when they were still in Egypt, in the house of Pharaoh?
28 And didn’t he choose him from among all the tribes of Israel to be a priest to Himself, that he ascend to My altar, burn incense, and carry the ephod before Me? And have I not given your father’s house from all, with the fire, the burning sacrifices of the sons of Israel?
29th Why do you trample on the feet of My sacrifice and My bread offerings, which I commanded for [My] dwelling, and why do you prefer Me to your sons, fatiguing yourself as the firstfruits of all the offerings of My people - Israel?
thirty Therefore, thus says the Lord God of Israel: I said [then]: "your house and the house of your father will go before My face forever." But now the Lord says: May it not be so, for I will glorify those who glorify me, and those who glorify me will be put to shame.
31 Behold, the days are coming in [which] I have cut off your muscle and the muscle of your father’s house, so that there will be no old man in your house;
32 and you will see the calamity of My dwelling, despite the fact that [the Lord] is charitable to Israel and will not be in your house an old man all the days
33 I will not forsake you [all] from My altar, so as to languish your eyes and torment your soul; but all the descendants of your house will die in middle age.
34 And here is the sign that will follow with your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas: both of them will die on the same day.
35 And I will set myself a faithful priest; he will do according to my heart and according to my soul; and I will make his house solid, and he will walk before my anointed one all the days;
36 and everyone who remains from your house will come to bow to him because of a hera of silver and a piece of bread and will say: `` I was assigned to some Levitical position in order to have food. ''

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