King James Version

1 Samuel 1

1Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, 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:

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.

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.

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

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

And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the Lord had shut up her womb.

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.

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?

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.

10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore.

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.

12 And it came to pass, as she 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, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine 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 hast asked of him.

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.

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.

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.

21 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 slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli.

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.

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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

撒母耳記上 1

撒母耳的出生

1有一個以法蓮人名叫以利加拿,住在以法蓮山區的拉瑪·瑣非城。他是蘇弗的玄孫、托戶的曾孫、以利戶的孫子、耶羅罕的兒子。 他有兩個妻子,一個叫哈娜,一個叫毗尼娜。毗尼娜有兒有女,哈娜卻無兒無女。

以利加拿每年都從家鄉到示羅去敬拜萬軍之耶和華,獻上祭物。當時以利的兩個兒子何弗尼和非尼哈在那裡做耶和華的祭司。 每當獻完祭後,以利加拿就會把祭肉分給毗尼娜和她的兒女。 但他會給哈娜雙份祭肉,因為他愛哈娜,雖然耶和華使她不能生育。 毗尼娜見她不能生育,便常常羞辱她、氣她。 每年來到耶和華的殿時,毗尼娜總是惹她傷心哭泣,以致她吃不下飯。 她的丈夫以利加拿對她說:「哈娜,你為什麼哭?為什麼不吃飯?為什麼心裡難過?有我不是比有十個兒子更好嗎?」

一天,他們在示羅吃完飯後,哈娜起來禱告。當時,祭司以利正坐在耶和華殿門口的座位上。 10 哈娜心中愁苦,一邊禱告一邊傷心地哭泣。 11 她向上帝許願說:「萬軍之耶和華啊,如果你眷顧婢女的痛苦,不忘記婢女,賜給婢女一個兒子,我必讓他終生事奉你,永不剃他的頭[a]。」 12 哈娜在耶和華面前禱告,以利注視著她的嘴唇。 13 哈娜在心中默禱,只動嘴唇,不出聲音,以利以為她喝醉了, 14 便對她說:「你要醉到什麼時候呢?醒醒酒吧!」 15 哈娜答道:「我主啊,我沒有喝醉,我淡酒和烈酒都沒有喝。我是心裡非常愁苦,在耶和華面前傾訴心事。 16 請不要以為我是墮落的女人,我心中非常悲傷痛苦,所以一直在禱告。」 17 以利說:「你安心地回去吧,願以色列的上帝答應你的祈求。」 18 哈娜說:「謝謝你恩待婢女。」於是,她就去吃飯,不再愁容滿面了。

19 第二天,以利加拿一家清早起來敬拜耶和華,然後回到自己的家鄉拉瑪。以利加拿與哈娜同房,耶和華顧念哈娜, 20 使她懷孕。她後來生了一個兒子,給孩子取名叫撒母耳,因為她說:「他是我向耶和華求來的。」

21 第二年,以利加拿帶全家人前往示羅,向耶和華獻年祭並還所許的願。 22 哈娜沒有跟他們同去,她告訴丈夫說:「孩子斷奶以後,我會把他帶去獻給耶和華,讓他永遠住在那裡。」 23 以利加拿說:「就依你的意思吧。願耶和華成就祂的應許。」於是,她就留在家中哺養孩子,直到孩子斷奶。 24 孩子斷奶以後,她就把他帶到示羅耶和華的殿,並帶去三頭公牛、十公斤麵粉和一袋酒。 25 他們宰了一頭公牛後,就把孩子帶到以利面前。 26 哈娜說:「我主啊,我敢在你面前起誓,我就是那一次站在你這裡向耶和華祈求的婦人。 27 我求耶和華賜給我一個孩子,祂應允了我的祈求。 28 現在,我將他獻給耶和華,讓他終身事奉耶和華。」

他便在那裡敬拜耶和華。

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