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The remnant of Benjamin

JUDGES 20

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peace.

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upon the children of Benjamin, and

13 And the whole congregation sen smote them with the edge of the sword, 1 Heb. some I to speak to the children of Ben as well the men of every city, as the and spake jamin that were in the rock Rimmon beast, and all that 2 came to hand: also

and called.
ch. 20. 47

and to 3 call peaceably unto them. they set on fire all the cities that they 2 Heb. 14 And Benjamin came again at that came to.

was found. time, and they gave them wives which

they had saved alive of the women of OHAPTER 21

proclaim

Jabesh-gilead : and yet so they sufficed TOW the men of Israel had sworn

them not.
Cp. Deu. 20.
10.

15 And the people repented them for not any of us give his daughter unto 4 Heb. Benjamin, because that the LORD had Benjamin to wife.

were found. made a breach in the tribes of Israel. 2 And the people came to the house of b ver. 18, 16 Then the elders of the congregation

ch. 20.1. God, and abode there till even before

c ch. 20, 31. said, How shall we do for wives for them God, and lifted up their voices, and

that remain, seeing the women are dewept sore;

stroyed out of Benjamin ? 3 And said, O LORD God of Israel, why

17 And they said, there must be an is this come to pass in Israel, that there

inheritance for them that be escaped of should be to day one tribe lacking in

Benjamin, that a tribe be not destroyed Israel?

out of Israel. 4 And it came to pass on the morrow,

18 Howbeit we may not give them that the people rose early, and d built d ch. 20.26. wives of our daughters: for the chilthere an altar, and offered burnt offerings

2 SA 24. 25.

dren of Israel have sworn, saying, Cursed

e ver. 1. and peace offerings.

C. ch. 11.

be he that giveth a wife to Benjamin. 5 And the children of Israel said, Who

19 Then they said, Behold, there is a is there among all the tribes of Israel 5 Heb. feast of the LORD in Shiloh 5 yearly in that came not up with the congregation

from year a place which is on the north side of unto the LORD For they had made a ch. 20. 31. f Beth-el, 6 on the east side 7 of the highgreat oath concerning him that came not 16 or, toward way that goeth up from Bethel to up to the LORD to Mizpeh, saying, He the men Shechem, and on the south of Leboshall surely be put to death.

rising.

nah. 7 Or, on.

the them for

Benjamin their brother, and 9 Cp. ch. 5. 23. dren of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in said, There is one tribe cut off from

wait in the vineyards; Israel this day.

21 And see, and, behold, if the daughters 7 How shall we do for wives for them h Ex. 15. 20. of Shiloh come out to dance in h dances, that remain, seeing we have sworn by

ch. 11. 31.

then come ye out of the vineyards, and

1 SR. 18. 6 the LORD that we will not give them of

& 21. 11

catch you every man his wife of the our daughters to wives?

& 29. 5. daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land 8f And they said, What one is there of

of Benjamin. the tribes of Israel that came not up to

22 And it shall be, when their fathers or Mizpeh to the LORD? And, behold, there i 1 Sa. 11. 1, their brethren come unto us to complain, came none to the camp from Jabesh

that we will say unto them, 8 Be favour

& 31. 11-13. gilead to the assembly.

2 Sa. 2. 4,5

able unto them for our sakes: because 9 For the people were numbered, and, & 21. 12. we reserved not to each man his wife behold, there were none of the inhabit. i Ch. 10. 11. in the war: for ye did not give unto ants of Jabesh-gilead there,

8 Or, Gratify them at this time, that ye should be

us in them. 10 And the congregation sent thither

; ver. 5.

guilty. twelve thousand men of the valiantest, Cp. 1 Sa.

23 Ånd the children of Benjamin did and commanded them, saying, jGo and

11. 7. so, and took them wives, according to smite the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead k Cp. ch. 20. their number, of them that danced, with the edge of the sword, with the Cp. Nu. 31.

whom they caught: and they went and women and the children.

17.

returned unto their inheritance, and kre11 And this is the thing that ye shall Deu. 7. 2. paired the cities, and dwelt in them. do, 1 Ye shall utterly destroy every male, 9 Heb. 24 And the children of Israel departed

knoweth and every woman that hath lain by man.

thence at that time, every man to his

the lying 12 And they found among the in

with man.

tribe and to his family, and they went habitants of Jabesh-gilead four hundred 10 Heb. young out from thence every man to his in10 young virgins, that had known no man

heritance. by lying with any male: and they

virgins.

25 * In those days there was no king in

m ch, 17. 6. brought them unto the camp to "Shiloh, Jos. 18. 1. Israel: every man did that which was which is in the land of Canaan,

Cp. ver. 2. right in his own eyes.

&c

women

THE BOOK OF RUTH.

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CHAPTER 1

a 2 Ki. 2 2–6. unto her gods: "return thou after thy

sister in law. COW

16 And Ruth said, 1 Intreat me not to when the judges 2 ruled, that there

against me. was a famine in the land. And a cer- 2 Heb.

leave thee, or to return from following b Judg. 2. 16.

after thee: for whither thou goest, I will tain man of d Beth-lehem-judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and jude..._0180; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge:

thy people shall be my people, and thy his wife, and his two sons.

d Judg. 17.8
&c.

God my God: 2 And the name of the man was Elime

ech. 2. 11, 12 17 Where thou diest, will I die, and lech, and the name of his wife Naomi, ri Sa. 3. 17 there will I be buried : f the LORD do so and the name of his two sons Mahlon & 11. 41

to me, and more also, if ought but death and Chilion, 9 Ephrathites of Beth-lehem

& 20. 13.
2 SA. 19. 13.

part thee and me. judah. And they came into the country

2 Ki. 6. 31.

18 h When she saw that she was sted. of Moab, and continued there.

Ge. 35. 19. fastly minded to go with her, then she 3 And Elimelech Naomi's husband died; Cp. Ac. 21. left speaking unto her. and she was left, and her two sons.

14 4 And they took them wives of the

19 [ So they two went until they came 3 Heb.

strengthened women of Moab; the name of the one

to Beth-lehem. And it came to pass, herself

when they were come to Beth-lehem, was Orpah, and the name of the other Heb. were. that i all the city was moved about them, Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten op. Mt. 21. and they said, Is this Naomi?

10. years.

20 And she said unto them, Call me 5 And Mahlon and Chilion died also 5 That is, not 5 Naomi, call me 6 Mara : for the Al. both of them; and the woman was left

Pleasant.

mighty hath dealt very bitterly with me. of her two sons and her husband.

21 I went out full, kand the LORD hath 67 Then she arose with her daughters 6 That is,

26.

brought me home again empty: why in law, that she might return from the Bitter. then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD country of Moab: for she had heard in Job 27, 2. hath testified against me, and the Althe country of Moab how that the LORD 4 So Job 1. 21. mighty hath afflicted me had l visited his people in giving them | Ex. 3. 16. 22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the bread.

m Ps. 132. 15. Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, 7 Wherefore she went forth out of the

wbich returned out of the country of place where she was, and her two daugh- n 2 Sa. 21. 9. Moab: and they came to Beth-lehem "in ters in law with her; and they went on Cy. ch. 2. 23. the beginning of barley harvest. the way to return unto the land of Judah. 8 And Naomi said unto her two daugh

CHAPTER 2 ters in law, Go, return each to her och, 3. 2. AND Naomi had a kinsman of her mother's house: the LORD Pdeal kindly

Pro. 7. 4. with you, as ye have dealt with the Pod 2 12.1 of the family of Elimelech ; and his dead, and with me.

9 ver. 5. name was 7 Boaz. 9 The LORD grant you that ye may find

ch. 2 20. 2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto rest, each of you in the house of her 7 Called,

Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and husband. Then she kissed them; and

Mt. l. 5,
Boos .

glean ears of corn after him in whose they lifted up their voice, and wept. ch. 4. 21. sight I shall find grace. And she said

10 And they said unto her, Surely we + So ch, 3. I. unto her, Go, my daughter. will return with thee unto thy people.

. Deu. 24. 19.

3 And she went, and came, and gleaned 11 And Naomi said, Turn again, my

in the field after the reapers: and her daughters: why will ye go with me? are 8 Heb, hap 8 hap was to light on a part of the field there yet any more sons in my womb,

happened.

belonging unto Boaz, who was of the that they may be your husbands? t Ge. 38. 11.

kindred of Elimelech. 12 Turn again, my daughters, go your

Deu. 25. 5.

41 And, behold, Boaz came from Bethway; for I am too old to have an hus-. Ps. 129. lehem, and said unto the reapers, The hand. If I should say, I have hope, if

7,8

LORD be with you. And they answered I should have an husband also to night, 9 Or, were him, The LORD bless thee. and should also bear sons;

with an 5 Then said Boaz unto his servant that 13 Would ye 20 tarry for them till they 10 Heb. hope.

was set over the reapers, Whose damsel were grown? would ye stay for them

is this? from having husbands? nay, my daugh

6 And the servant that was set over the ters; for 11 ít grieveth me much for your 11 Heb. I reapers answered and said, It is the sakes that the hand of the LORD is have much Moabitish damsel that came back with gone out against me.

bitterness.

Naomi out of the country of Moab:

Job 19. 21. 14 And they lifted up their voice, and

Ps. 32. 4

7 And she said, I pray you, let me glean wept again : and Orpah kissed her mo & 38. 2 and gather after the reapers among the ther in law; but Ruth clave unto her. & 39.9, 10. sheaves : so she came, and hath continued

15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in weh. 1. 10,22 even from the morning until now, that law is gone back unto her people, and

she tarried a little in the house.

Ruth findeth favour

RUTH 2

with her kinsman Boaz

the heart.

that are on.

8 Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest

21 And Ruth the Moabitess said, H thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean

said unto me also, Thou shalt keep fa: in another field, neither go from hence, a Cp. ver. 8. by my young men, until they hay but abide here fast by my maidens:

ended all my harvest. 9 Let thine eyes be on the field that

22 And Naomi said unto Ruth her they do reap, and go thou after them :

daughter in law, It is good, my daugh have I not charged the young men that

ter,

that thou go out with his maidens they shall not touch thee? and when 1 0r, fall that they lmeet thee not in any other thou art athirst, go unto the vessels,

upon thee. field. and drink of that which the young men

23 So she kept fast by the maidens of have drawn.

Boaz to glean unto the end of barles 10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed 6 So 1 Sa. 25. harvest and of wheat harvest ; and dwelt herself to the ground, and said unto him, 23, 41. with her mother in law. Why have I found grace in thine eyes, ch. 1. 14, 16, that thou shouldest take knowledge of d So ch. 1. 9.

CHAPTER 3 me, seeing I am a stranger ?

e ch. 2. 1. 11 And Boaz answered and said unto ch. 2. 8. unto her, My daughter, shall I not her, It hath fully been shewed me, all 22 Sa. 14. 2 seek drest for thee, that it may be well that thou hast done unto thy mother in op. 1 Sa. 24.

with thee? law since the death of thine husband : i Ps. 17. 8 2 And now is not Boaz of our kindred, and how thou hast left thy father and & 36.7 y with whose maidens thou wast? Bethy mother, and the land of thy nativity, & 57. 1 hold, he winnoweth barley to night in

& 63. 7. and art come unto a people which thou

2 Or, I find

the threshingfloor. knewest not heretofore.

CP. I Sa. 1.

3 Wash thyself therefore, and anoint 12 * The LORD recompense thy work, 18.

thee, and put thy raiment upon thee. and a full reward be given thee of the 3 Heb. to and get thee down to the floor : bu LORD God of Israel, i under whose wings

make not thyself known unto the man,

Ge. 31. 3. thou art come to trust.

Judg. 19, 3.

until he shall have done eating and 13 Then she said, 2 Let me find favour So I Sa. 25. drinking. in thy sight, my lord ; for that thou hast 41.

4 And it shall be, when he lieth down. comforted me, and for that thou hast 4 Or, lift up that thon shalt mark the place where

the clothes spoken 3friendly unto thine handmaid,

he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, anu though I be not like unto one of thine k Nu. 6. S.

4uncover his feet, and lay thee down; handmaidens.

Ps. 9. 21. and he will tell thee what thou shalt do. 14 And Boaz said unto her, At meal. ver. 18. 5 And she said unto her, All that thou time come thou hither, and 'eat of the n Judg 19, 6. sayest unto me I will do. bread, and dip thy morsel in k the vine- Heb shame

6 And she went down unto the floor gar. And she sat beside the reapers: her not. and did according to all that her mother and he reached her parched corn, and

So Judg.

in law bade her. she did eat, and I was sufficed, and left.

18. 7.

7 And when Boaz had eaten and drunk,

6 Or, took 15 And when she was risen up to glean,

and his heart was merry, he went to Boaz commanded his young men, saying, . Ex. 16. 36.

down at the end of the heap of corn: Let her glean even among the sheaves, p Ezek. 16. 8. and "she came softly, and uncovered h: and 5 reproach her not:

.Deu. 22 feet, and laid her down. 16 And let fall also some of the handfuls

81 And it came to pass at midnight of purpose for her, and leave them, that

that hath

that the man was afraid, and turnel she may glean them, and rebuke her not. right to himself: and, behold, a woman lay at

17 So she gleaned in the field until even, Yederm his feet. and beat out that she had gleaned and

ch. 2. 20.

9 And he said, Who art thou? And she

9 ch. 2. 20. it was about an ephah of barley.

answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid

r Ver. 14. 18 And she took it up, and went into . ver. 10. P'spread therefore thy skirt over thine the city: and her mother in law saw 8 Heb, gate. handmaid; for thou art 7a near kinsman what she had gleaned : and she brought Pro. 12. 1 10 And he said, Blessed be thou ol forth, and gave to her " that she had re- h. 4. 1.

the LORD, my daughter for thou has served after she was sufficed.

vso Ge. 14. 19. shewed more kindness in the latter en 19 And her mother in law said unto her, Judg. 17. 2

than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou Where hast thou gleaned to day? and ch. 3. 10. followedst not young men, whether pour

2 Sa. 2. 5. where wroughtest thou? blessed be he

or rich.

Ps. 115. 15. that did 'take knowledge of thee. And

Cp. Job 29.

11 And now, my daughter, fear not; she shewed her mother in law with 13.

will do to thee all that thou requirest whom she had wrought, and said, The weh. 1. 8. for all the city of my people doth know man's name with whom I wrought to Deu. 25. 5.

that thou artta virtuous woman.

ch. 4. 5. day is Boaz.

12 And now it is true that I am thy

9 Or, one 20 And Naomi said unto her daughter that hath near kinsman: howbeit there is a kins in law, "Blessed be he of the LORD, who right to

man nearer than 1. hath not left off his kindness

redeem. 13 Tarry this night, and it shall be in

eh 3, 9, 12 living and to the dead. And Naomi

the morning, that if he will perform : unto her, The man is near of kin Cr Lev25. unto thee the part of a kinsman, well: Us, 9 one of our next kinsmen,

let him do the kinsman's part: but if he

hold on

Or, one

to the

He redeemeth the land

RUTH 3

and taketh Ruth to wife.

will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, a Cp: Lev. 27. concerning "changing, for to confirm all

13 then will I do the part of a kinsman to

things; a man plucked off his shoe, and thee, b as the LORD liveth : lie down until 6 Judg. 8. 19. gave it to his neighbour, and this was a the morning

1 Sa. 14. 39. 2 8. 12. 5.

testimony in Israel. 14 And she lay at his feet until the

Jer. 4. 2

8 Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, morning: and she rose up before one & 5. 2. Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe. could know another. And he said, Let e ver. 8. 91 And Boaz said unto the elders, and it not be known that a woman came into

unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this the floor.

day, that I have bought all that was 15 Also he said, Bring the 1 vail that 10r, sheet Elimelech's, and all that was a Chilion's thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And or, apron.

deh. 1. 2,4

and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi.. when she held it, he measured six men.

10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the sures of barley, and laid it on her: and

wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be she went into the city.

e ver. 5. So my wife, to raise up the name of the 16 And when she came to her mother Deu. 25. 6. dead upon his inheritance,

that the name in law, she said, Who art thou, my

of the dead be not cut off from among daughter? And she told her all that the

his brethren, and from the gate of his man had done to her.

place : ye are witnesses this day. 17 And she said, These six measures of f Isa. 30. 7. 11 And all the people that were in the barley gave he me ; for he said to me,

Cp. Ps. 37.

gate, and the elders, said, We are witGo not empty unto thy mother in law.

g Deu. 25. 9.

nesses. The LORD make the woman that 18 Then said she, i sit still, my daugh- 20r, get is come into thine house like Rachel ter, until thou know how the matter the riches, and like Leah, which two did 9 build the will fall: for the man will not be in or, power. house of Israel, and 2 do thou worthily rest, until he have finished the thing Age 36. 19. in Ephratah, and 3 be famous in Beththis day.

proclaim

lehem :

thy name. CHAPTER 4

12 And let thy house be like the house

i Ge. 38. 29. of Pharez, i whom Tamar bare unto THEN went Boaz up to the gate, and

Mt. 1. 3.
ke So ISA 2.

shall give thee of this yonng woman. the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came 20.

131 So Boaz took Ruth, and she was by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! I ch. 3. 12. his wife : and when he went in unto her, turn aside, sit down here. And hem ch. 3. 11. turned aside, and sat down.

* Ge. 33. 5.

* the LORD gave her conception, and she

bare a son. 2 And he took ten men of the elders

o C. 1 Ki.
21. 8.

14 And P the women said unto Naomi, of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. Lk. 1. 58. Blessed be the LORD, which hath not And they sat down.

Heb. 4 left thee this day without a skinsman, 3 And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, caused to

that his name may be famous in Israel. that is come again out of the country of

thee.

15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was 5 Or, of thy life, and 6a nourisher of 7thine our brother Elimelech's:

redeemer. old age: for thy daughter in law, which 4 And I thought to advertise thee, 16 Heb. loveth thee, which is better to thee than

to nourish, saying, "Buy it before the inhabitants,

7 Hob. thy

seven sons, hath born him. and before the elders of my people. If gray hairs.

16 And Naomi took the child, and laid thou wilt redeem it, redeem it: but if 8 Heb. I said, it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it. thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, I will reveal 17 And the women her neighbours that I may know: for there is none to in thine ear. I gave it a name, saying. There is a son redeem it beside thee; and I am after 71 Sa. 1. 8. born to Naomi; and they called his thee. And he said, I will redeem it. Lev. 25. 25. name Obed: he is the father of Jesse,

5 Then said Boaz, What day thou buy-Ge 23. 18. the father of Lavid. est the field of the hand of Naomi, thou1 59 18 I Now these are the generations of

u Ge. 50. 23. must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess,

v1 CA. 24

Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron, the wife of the dead, "to raise up the 15:

19 And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram name of the dead upon his inheritance. Nt. 1.3-6. begat Amminadab, 69 *And the kinsman said, I cannot wver, 10. 20 And Amminadab begat Nahshon,

ch. 3. 13. redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine

See Deu.

and Nahshon begat 9Salmon, own inheritance : redeem thou my right

25. 5.

21 And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz to thyself; for I cannot redeem it.

ch. 3. 12, 13. begat Ohed, 7Now this was the manner in former 9 Or,

22 And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse time in Israel concerning redeeming and

Salmah.
Deu. 25. 7,9.

begat David,

cease into

THE FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL,

OTHERWISE CALLED,

THE FIRST BOOK OF THE KINGS.

NOW

5

Heb.

CHAPTER 1

spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor

a Ps. 42. 4. strong drink, but have "poured out my TOW there was a certain man of Rama So Ps. 62. &

soul before the LORD. thaim-zophim, of mount Ephraim, Jos 24. 33.

Lam. .

16 Count not thine handmaid for a and his name was Elkanah, the son of 1 Ch. 6. 22. daughter of Belial: for out of the abun. Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of

26, 27, 34, 35

dance of my Icomplaint and grief have Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite : 1 Or,

I spoken hitherto. 2 And he had two wives; the name of

meditation.

17 Then Eli answered and said, I Go in the one was Hannah, and the name of a ch. 20. 13, 12.

peace : and the God of Israel grant thee the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had Ps. 20. 4. 5. thy petition that thou hast asked of him. children, but / Hannah had no children. Judg. 13. 2. 18 And she said, "Let thine handmaid 3 And this man went up out of his city

Lk. 1. 7. 2 yearly h to worship and to sacrifice unto 3 Heb. from

g Ge. 33. 15.

find grace in thy sight. So the woman

went her way, and did eat, and her counthe LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the

year to year.

tenance was no more sad. two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, Er. 23. 14. 19 S And they rose up in the morning the priests of the LORD, were there.

2. 4 And when the time was that el a Deu 125_7. early,

and worshipped before the LORD,

and returned, and came to their house to kanah offered, he gave to Peninnah Deu. 12. 17,18 4 Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and to all 'her sons and her & 16. 11. his wife; and I the LORD remembered daughters, portions :

k ver. 1. ber. 5 But unto Hannah he gave a 3 worthy

ch. 2. 11
& 15. 34.

20 Wherefore it came to pass, 4 when portion; for he loved Hannah: but the very the time was come about after Hannah LORD had shut up her womb.

3 Or, double. had conceived, that she bare a son, and 6 And her adversary also 5 provoked her 4 Heb. in called his name 6 Samuel, saying, Besore, " for to make her fret, because the revolution

of days.

cause I have asked him of the LORD. LORD had shut up her womb.

21 And the man Elkanah, and all his 7 And as he did so year by

year, 7 when

angered. house, went up to offer unto the LORD she went up to the house of the LORD, SO So ver.

7.

the yearly sacrifice, and bis vow. she provoked her; therefore she wept,

6 That is, 22 But Hannah went not up; for she and did not eat.

Asked of God. said unto her husband, I will not go up, 8 Then said Elkanah her husband to

m Ex. 18. 4
n Job 24. 21.

until the child be weaned, and then I her, Hannah, why weepest thou and 7 Or, from

will bring him, that he may appear bewhy eatest thou not? and why is thy the time that fore the LORD, and there abide P for ever. heart grieved ? am not I better to thee Heb. from 23 And Elkanah her husband said unto than ten sons?

her going up. her, Do what seemeth thee good; tarry 99 So Hannah rose up after they had

P ver. 11, 28. until thou have weaned him; only the eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. 9 Ru. 4. 15. LORD establish his word. So the woman Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a

r 2 Sa. 7. 25.

abode, and gave her son suck until she post of the temple of the LORD. . ch. 3. 3. weaned him.

10 And she was sin bitterness of soul, 8 Heb. bitter 24 And when she had weaned him, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. of soul. So

she took him up with her, with three Job 7. 11.

bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a O Lord of hosts, it thou

wilt indeed Judea 13.30 bottle of wine, and brought him unto the look on the affliction of thine hand- ver. 3, 9. house of the LORD in Shiloh : and the maid, and remember me, and not forget w Ge. 8. 1.

child was young. thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine 9 Heb. seed 25 And they slew a bullock, and brought handmaid Sa man child, then I will give

of men. Ge. 42 15.

the child to Eli. him unto the LORD all the days of his Judg. 13. 5.

23 And she said, Oh my lord, *as thy life, and there shall no rasor come upon 10 Heb. soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman his head.

multiplied that stood by thee here, praying unto the 12 And it came to pass, as she 10 con

11 Or, returned

LORD. tinued praying before the LORD, that Eli

him, whom I 27 For this child I prayed; and the marked her mouth.

have obtained LORD hath given me my petition which 13 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; by petition, I asked of him : only her lips moved, but her voice was 12 Or, he whom

28 Therefore also I have ll lent him to not heard : therefore Eli thought she had

I have ob
tained by

the LORD; as long as he liveth 12 he shall been drunken.

petition shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped 14 And Eli said unto her, How long be returned. the LORD there. wilt thou be drunken ? put away thy 2 Tover 20, wine from thee.

.

CHAPTER 2 15 And Hannah answered and said, No,

13 Heb, hard
of spirit.

AND Hannah prayed, and said, "My my lord, I am a woman 13 of a sorrowfulla P.89.17, 24. A heart rejoiceth in the LORD, ' mine

over. 3.

to pray.

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