God's Time and Season - 1st Samuel 1

1 Samuel 1:1 Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim zophim,  of mount Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the  son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of  Zuph, an Ephrathite.

1 Samuel 1:2 And he had two wives; the name  of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other  Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no  children. 

1 Samuel 1:3 And this man went up out of his city yearly  to worship and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts in  Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the  priests of the LORD, were there.  

1 Samuel 1:4 And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he  gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her  daughters, portions: 

1 Samuel 1:5 But unto Hannah he gave a  worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had  shut up her womb. 

1 Samuel 1:6 And her adversary also provoked  her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut  up her womb. 

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1 Samuel 1:7 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. 

1 Samuel 1:8 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?  

1 Samuel 1:9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh,  and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat  by a post of the temple of the LORD. 

1 Samuel 1:10 And she was  in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept  sore. 

1 Samuel 1:11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of  hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on 
the affliction of thine  handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine  handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid 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. 

1 Samuel 1:12 And it  came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD,  that Eli marked her mouth. 

1 Samuel 1:13 Now Hannah, she spake  in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not  heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken. 

1 Samuel 1:14  And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put  away thy wine from thee. 

1 Samuel 1:15 And Hannah answered  and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit:  I have drunken neither wine nor strong drink, but have  poured out my soul before the LORD. 

1 Samuel 1:16 Count not  thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the  abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken  hitherto. 

1 Samuel 1:17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace:  and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast  asked of him. 

1 Samuel 1:18 And she said, Let thine handmaid find  grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat,  and her countenance was no more sad.  

1 Samuel 1:19 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 remembered her. 

1 Samuel 1:20 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,  saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD. 

1 Samuel 1:21  And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer  unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow. 

1 Samuel 1:22  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. 

1 Samuel 1:23 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.   

1 Samuel 1:24 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. 

1 Samuel 1:25 And  they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli. 

1 Samuel 1:26  And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I  am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the  LORD. 

1 Samuel 1:27 For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath  given me my petition which I asked of him: 

1 Samuel 1:28  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.  KJV