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ABSTRACT

Of the First Book of

SAMUEL.

CHAP. I.

i Elkana and his two Wives. 9 Hannah's Prayer. 19 Samuel is born, 24 and presented to the Lord.

V'r' |^5»^2^jgjO W there was a certain Man, and his Name was Elkana:

2 And he had two Wives, the Name of the one was Hannah, and the Name of the other Peninnah: She had Children, but Hannah had no Child.

3 And this Man went up yearly to worship in Shiloh; and the two Sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the Priests of the Lord, were there.

4 And when the Time was that Elkanah offered, he gare . .-. to to Peninnah his Wife, and to all her Sons and her Daughters Portions.

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5 But unto Hannah he gave a worthy Portion: for he loved Hannah:

6 And her Adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the Lord had shut up her Womb.

7 And as he did so Year by Year, when she went up to the House of the Lord, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.

8 Then said Elkanah her Husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy Heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten Sons?

9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk: (now Eli the Priest fat upon a Seat by a Post of the Temple of the Lord.)

10 ■» And she was in Bitterness of Soul, and Prayed unto the Lord,

and wept sore.

11 And she vowed a Vow, and said, Olord of Hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the Affliction of thine Handmaid, and remember me, and

- Jtmti v. Ij Is any among you Afflicted i let him Pray. Is any Merry i let him Sing Psalms.

15 And the Prayer of Faith shall save the Sick, and the Loud (hall raise him up; and if he have committed Sins, they stall be forgiven him.

17 Elias was a Man subject to like Passions as we ate, and he piayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the Earth by

not forget thine Handmaid, the Space of three Years, and ten but wilt eive unto thine Hand- Months,

maid a Man-child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the Days of his Life, and there shall no Razor come upon his Head.

i z And it came to pass as Ihe continued Praying before the Lord, that Eli marked her Mouth.

13 Now Hannah, she Spake in her Heart, only her Lips moved, but her Voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.

14 And Eli said unto her,

11 And he prayed again, and the Heaven gave Rain, and the Earth brought forth her Fruit.

Phiiif. iv. 6 Be careful for nothing: but in Every Thing by Prayer and Supplication, with Thanksgiving, let your Requests be Made known unto God.

7 And the Peace of God which.

PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING, (hall

Keep your Hfarts and Minds tfuough Christ Jesus.

1 Jthn v. T4 And this is the ConFidence that we have in Him, that if we Ask any thing accoiding to his Will, he heareth us.

15 And if we Know that he Hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the Petitions that we desited of him.

Ma'k. xi. 24 Therefore I fay unto you, What Things soever ye desire

Yy 2 How How lonR wilt thou be drun- when 7e r*TM> belieTe Te ken? put away thy Wine ad ye lh«U h»e

from thee.

15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my Lord, I am a Woman of a sorrowful Spirit: I have drunk neither Wine nor Strong Drink, but have Poured Out my Soul before the Lord.

16 Count not thine Handmaid for a Daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my Complaint and Grief have I spoken hitherto.

17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in Peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy Petition that thou hail asked of him.

18 And she said, Let thy Handmaid find Grace in thy light. So the Woman went her way, and did eat, and her Countenance was no more fad.

19 And they rose up in the Morning early, and worshipped before the Lord, and returned and came to their House to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his Wife, and the Lord remembred her.

20 Wherefore it came to pass when the Time was come about, after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a Son, and called his Name Samuel, faying, Because I have asked him of the Lord.

ti And the Man Elkanah and all his House went up to offer unto the Lord the yearly Sacrifice, and his Vow.

22 But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her Husband, I will not go up until the Child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the Lord, and there abide for ever.

23 And Elkanah her Husband said unto her, Do what seemeth thee good, tarry until thou have weaned him, only the Lord establish his Word: so the Woman abode, and gave her Son Suck until she weaned him.

24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three Bullocks, and one Ephah of Flour, and a Bottle of Wine, and brought him unto the House of the Lord in Shiloh: and the Child was young.

25 And they brought the Child to Eli.

26 And she said, O my Lord, as thy Soul liveth, my Lord, I am the Woman that stood by thee here, prayirjg unto the Lord.

27 For this Child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my Petition which I asked of him:

28 Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord as long as he liveth, he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there.

CHAP. n.

1 Hannah's Song. 12 The Sin of Eli's. Sons. 18 Samuel's Ministry. 27 A Prophecy against Eli''s House.

Vtr.i. A NDn Hannah prav- , °, *J Elizabeth said, Thus r\ ~A o„J C:a IV/Tir bath the LoRD Dealt with me, in J.X ed, and said, My the Days wherein he Looked on me, Heart REJOYCETH in the to take away my Reproach from »,Lord, mine Horn is exalted mong Men. in the Lord: my Mouth is enlarged over mine Enemies: because I rejoice in thy Salvation.

2 0 There is none Holy as • Hfv. »». 4 who (hall not Tea* the Lord: for there is none ,hee> o Lord, and Glorify thy

, r 1 .l. ••.»_ .1. . Name? for thou only art Holy.

Denae tnee: neitner is mere Pst, lxxxyii} Be

MERCIFUL UntO

any RoCK like our God. me, O Lord: for I Cry unto thee

3 Talk no more so exceed- dailv

ing proudly, let not Arrogancy come out of your Mouth: for the Lord is a God of Knowledge, and by him Actions are weighed.

4 The Bows of the mighty Men are broken, and they that stumbled are girt with Strength.

5 They that were full, have hired out themselves for Bread; and they that were hungry, ceased: so that the Barren hath born seven; and she that hath many Children, is waxed feeble.

6 The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth

down to the Grave, and bringeth up.

8 P He Raiseth up the ... , Tj . „r r*„ . 1 '" ixxv 6 Promotion cometh

Poor out of the Dust, and ncither ffom ,he East> DOI siom lhe

lifteth up the Beggat from Weft, nor from the South,
the Dunqhil, to set them a- 7 But GoD is thc, IUDGE: he

. „D. , _ , T1TH DOWN ONE, and SETTETH UP ANO

mong Princes, and to make THn.

them INHERIT the Throne S I «'H declare for ever; 1 will

of Glory : for the Pillars '^ATrlV?,^ G°? °,f JTM°bu ..

, , _ . . , , 10 All the Horns of the Wicked

OftheEARTH are theLoRD S, also w.U I cut off; but the Horns of

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for by Strength shall no Man 6 who humbieth himself to M

_-_,„ :i Hold the Things that ate in Heavw,

Preva"' and in the Earth.

7 He Raiseth up the Poor out of the Dust, and lifteth the Needy out of the Dunghil:

8 That he may set him with Piinces, even with the Ftinces of his People,

9 He maketh the batten Woman to keep House, and to be a joyful Mother of Children. Praise ye the Lord.

10 *> The Adversaries I «»/«/. jtviii. u The Lord n**

of the LORD shall be BRO- Dred in the Heavens, and the High

Ken to pieces: out of Hea- £«Hf Ftm!*"* """"^ ven shall he Thunder upon

them: the Lord shall judge the Ends of the Earth, and be shall give Strength unto his King, and exalt the Horn of his Anointed.

11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his House; and the Child did minister unto the Lord before Eli the Priest.

12 Now the Sons of En were Sons of Belial, they Knew Not the Lord.

•13 And the Priest's Custom with the People was, that when any Man offered Sacrifice, the Priest's Servant came, while the Flesh was in seething, with a Flesh-hook of three Teeth in his Hand:

14 And he struck it into the Pot; all that the Flesh-hook brought up, the Priest took for himself: so they did in Stolon, unto all the Israelites that came thither.

15 Also before they burnt the Fat, the Priest's Servant came, and said to the Man that sacrificed, Give Flesh to roast for the Priest; for he will not have sodden Flesh of thee, but raw.

16 And if any Man said unto him, Let them not fail to burn the Fat presently, and then take as much as thy Soul desireth: then he would answer him, Nay, but thou shalt give it me now: and if not, I will take it by Force.

17 r Wherefore the Sin of 'V*- 10 Hi* Watchmen m

',. ,, Blind: they are all Ignorant, they

the Young Men was very „rea|, DUMB'DoG5, they aaaotl>lli; great before the Lord: for sleeping, lying down, Loving TosumMen Abhorred the Offer- , _'

f , , ir Yea, they ate Greedy Doss,

mg Ot tne LORD. which can Never have Enoush, ui

18 But Samuel ministred they are Shepherds that Cannot W

before the Lord, being a ^»AND5they all lookto theiroTM

... ... r- Way, Every Ons for his Gain from

Child girded with a linen E- his Quarter.

phod. 19 Moreover,

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