1 Samuel 2
Hannah's song in thankfulness.
1 Samuel 2:1 And Hanna prayed and sayde: myne herte reioyseth in þe Lord, and myne horne is exalted in the Lorde. My mouth is wyde open ouer myne enemyes, for I reioyse in thy saluacyon. 1 Samuel 2:2 There is none so holye as the Lord, for without the, is nothing. Nether is there any of strength as is oure God. 1 Samuel 2:3 Talke not to moche proudlye let olde thynges depart out of your mouthes, for the lorde is a God of knowledge, and his purposes come to passe. 1 Samuel 2:4 The bowe with the mightye men are broken: and they that were weake, haue girded them selues wt strength. 1 Samuel 2:5 They that were full, haue hired out them selues for breed, & they that were hongrye, ceasse so to be, tyll the baren hath borne seuen: & she þt had many chyldren, is waxed feble. 1 Samuel 2:6 The Lord kylleth, and maketh alyue: bryngeth downe to the graue and fetcheth vp agayne. 1 Samuel 2:7 The Lorde maketh poore, & maketh ryche: bringeth lowe, and heueth vp on hye. 1 Samuel 2:8 He reyseth vp the poore out of the dust, and lyfteth vp þe begger from the dong hyll: to sett them amonge princes, and to enherett them with the seate of glorye. For the pillers of the erth are the lordes, and he hath sett the rounde worlde vpon them. 1 Samuel 2:9 He wyll kepe the fete of hys sayntes, and the wycked shall kepe sylence in darcknesse, & in his awne myght shall no man be stronge. 1 Samuel 2:10 The lordes aduersaries shall be destroyed of hym: and out of heauen shall he thunder vpon euery one of them. The lorde shall iudge the endes of the worlde, & shall gyue myght vnto his kynge, and exalte the horne of his anoynted. 1 Samuel 2:11 And Elkana went to Ramath to his house, & the ladd dyd mynistre vnto the lorde before Eli the preaste.
The sin of Eli's sons.
1 Samuel 2:12 But the sonnes of Eli were chyldren of Belial, and knewe not the lord. 1 Samuel 2:13 And the Preastes made a lawe for þe people, þt whensoeuer any man offered any offerynge, the Preastes ladd came, while the fleshe was in sething, & a fleshoke wyth thre tethe in his hand, 1 Samuel 2:14 and thrust it into the panne: ketle, caldren, or potte. And all that the fleshe hoke brought vp, that the Preaste toke awaye. And so they did vnto all þe Israelites, that came thyther to Silo. 1 Samuel 2:15 Yee & therto, before they burnt þe fatte, the Preastes ladd came and sayd to the man that offered: geue flesh that I maye dresse it for the Preaste, for he wyll not haue sodden fleshe of the, but rawe. 1 Samuel 2:16 And yf any man sayde vnto hym: let them burne the fatt according to the daye, & then take as moche as thine herte desyreth. The ladd wold answere him, yee, þu shalt geue it me now: and yf thou wylt not, I wyll take it with violence. 1 Samuel 2:17 And the synne of þe youngmen was very great before the Lorde. For men abhorred the offeryng of the Lorde.
1 Samuel 2:18 But the child Samuel ministred before the Lorde, girded about wyth a lynen Ephod. 1 Samuel 2:19 Moreouer, hys mother made him a lytle coate, & brought it to him from yere to yere, when she came vp with her husbande to offer the offeringe in the solempne feastes:
By Eli's blessing Hannah is more fruitful.
1 Samuel 2:20 and Eli blessed Elkana & his wyfe, and sayde: the Lorde geue the seede of thys woman, for the peticyon that she asked of the lorde. And they went vnto their awne home. 1 Samuel 2:21 And the lorde visited Hanna, so that she conceaued & bare thre sonnes & two daughters. And the chylde Samuel grewe before the lorde.
Eli reproveth his sons.
1 Samuel 2:22 Eli was very olde, & herde all that his sonnes dyd vnto all Israel, and how they laye with the wemen þt wayted at the dore of the Tabernacle of wytnesse, 1 Samuel 2:23 & he sayde vnto them: why do ye soche thynges? For of all these people I heare euell reportes of you. 1 Samuel 2:24 Oh, naye my sonnes: for it is no good reporte that I heare, how that ye make the lordes people to trespasse. 1 Samuel 2:25 If one man synne agaynst another, daysemen maye be iudges: but yf a man synne agaynst the lorde who will be his dayseman? Notwythstandyng, they herkened not vnto the voyce of their father, because the lorde wolde slaye them. 1 Samuel 2:26 The chylde Samuel profyted and grew, and was in fauoure both with þe lorde, and also with men.
A prophecy against Eli's house.
1 Samuel 2:27 And there cam a man of God vnto Eli, & sayd vnto him: thus sayeth the lorde: dyd not I apeare vnto the house of thy father, when they were in Egipte subiect vnto Pharaos house? 1 Samuel 2:28 And I chose thy father out of all þe trybes of Israel to be my Preaste, for to offer vpon myne aultare, & to burne incense, and to weare an Ephod before me. And I gaue vnto þe house of thy father all the burnt offrynges of the chyldren of Israell. 1 Samuel 2:29 Wherfore treade ye downe my sacrifice and myne offeryng, which I commaunded to be made in the Tabernacle, & honorest thy chyldren aboue me, to make youre selues fatt of the first frutes of all the offerynges of Israel my people? 1 Samuel 2:30 Wherfore the lorde God of Israell sayeth: I sayde, that thy house and the house of thy father shuld walke before me for euer. But now the lorde sayeth: that be farre from me: for them that worshipe me, I will worshipe, & they þt despyse me, shall come to shame. 1 Samuel 2:31 Beholde, the dayes come, þt I will cut of thyne arme, & the arme of thy fathers house, þt there shal not be an elder in thine house. 1 Samuel 2:32 And thou shalt se thyne enemye in the tabernacle of þe lorde, & in all that welthe which God shal giue Israell, & there shall not be an elder in thyne house for euer. 1 Samuel 2:33 Neuerthelesse, I wyll not destroye all the males that come of the fro myne aultare. But to make thyne eyes dase, & to make thyne hert melte. And all they þt be multiplyed in thyne house, shall dye, yf they be men. 1 Samuel 2:34 And this shalbe a signe vnto the, that shall come vpon thy two sonnes Hophny & Phinehes: euen in one daye they shall dye both. 1 Samuel 2:35 And I wyll stere me vp a faythfull preste, þt shall do accordynge to my herte and mynde: And I will buylde him a sure house. And he shall walke before myne anoynted for euer. 1 Samuel 2:36 And they þt are left in thyne house, shall come, and crouch to him for a lytle pece of syluer & a cake of bread, & shall saye: put me (I praye the) in one offyce or other amonge the prestes, that I maye eate a morsell of bread.