New International Reader's Version

1 Samuel 1:1-28

Samuel Is Born

1A certain man from Ramathaim in the hill country of Ephraim was named Elkanah. He was the son of Jeroham. Jeroham was the son of Elihu. Elihu was the son of Tohu. Tohu was the son of Zuph. Elkanah belonged to the family line of Zuph. Elkanah lived in the territory of Ephraim. 2Elkanah had two wives. One was named Hannah. The other was named Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah didn’t.

3Year after year Elkanah went up from his town to Shiloh. He went there to worship and sacrifice to the Lord who rules over all. Hophni and Phinehas served as priests of the Lord at Shiloh. They were the two sons of Eli. 4Every year at Shiloh, the day would come for Elkanah to offer a sacrifice. On that day, he would give a share of the meat to his wife Peninnah. He would also give a share to each of her sons and daughters. 5But he would give two shares of meat to Hannah. That’s because he loved her. He also gave her two shares because the Lord had kept her from having children. 6Peninnah teased Hannah to make her angry. She did it because the Lord had kept Hannah from having children. 7Peninnah teased Hannah year after year. Every time Hannah would go up to the house of the Lord, Elkanah’s other wife would tease her. She would keep doing it until Hannah cried and wouldn’t eat. 8Her husband Elkanah would say to her, “Hannah, why are you crying? Why don’t you eat? Why are you so unhappy? Don’t I mean more to you than ten sons?”

9One time when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up. Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s house. 10Hannah was very sad. She wept and wept. She prayed to the Lord. 11She made a promise to him. She said, “Lord, you rule over all. Please see how I’m suffering! Show concern for me! Don’t forget about me! Please give me a son! If you do, I’ll give him back to the Lord. Then he will serve the Lord all the days of his life. He’ll never use a razor on his head. He’ll never cut his hair.”

12As Hannah kept on praying to the Lord, Eli watched her lips. 13She was praying in her heart. Her lips were moving. But she wasn’t making a sound. Eli thought Hannah was drunk. 14He said to her, “How long are you going to stay drunk? Stop drinking your wine.”

15“That’s not true, sir,” Hannah replied. “I’m a woman who is deeply troubled. I haven’t been drinking wine or beer. I was telling the Lord all my troubles. 16Don’t think of me as an evil woman. I’ve been praying here because I’m very sad. My pain is so great.”

17Eli answered, “Go in peace. May the God of Israel give you what you have asked him for.”

18She said, “May you be pleased with me.” Then she left and had something to eat. Her face wasn’t sad anymore.

19Early the next morning Elkanah and his family got up. They worshiped the Lord. Then they went back to their home in Ramah. Elkanah slept with his wife Hannah. And the Lord blessed her. 20So after some time, Hannah became pregnant. She had a baby boy. She said, “I asked the Lord for him.” So she named him Samuel.

Hannah Gives Samuel to the Lord

21Elkanah went up to Shiloh to offer the yearly sacrifice to the Lord. He also went there to keep a promise he had made. His whole family went with him. 22But Hannah didn’t go. She said to her husband, “When the boy doesn’t need me to breast-feed him anymore, I’ll take him to the Lord’s house. I’ll give him to the Lord there. He’ll stay there for the rest of his life.”

23Her husband Elkanah told her, “Do what you think is best. Stay here at home until Samuel doesn’t need you to breast-feed him anymore. May the Lord make his promise to you come true.” So Hannah stayed home. She breast-fed her son until he didn’t need her milk anymore.

24When the boy didn’t need her to breast-feed him anymore, she took him with her to Shiloh. She took him there even though he was still very young. She brought him to the Lord’s house. She brought along a bull that was three years old. She brought 36 pounds of flour. She also brought a bottle of wine. The bottle was made out of animal skin. 25After the bull was sacrificed, Elkanah and Hannah brought the boy to Eli. 26Hannah said to Eli, “Pardon me, sir. I’m the woman who stood here beside you praying to the Lord. And that’s just as sure as you are alive. 27I prayed for this child. The Lord has given me what I asked him for. 28So now I’m giving him to the Lord. As long as he lives he’ll be given to the Lord.” And there Eli worshiped the Lord.

Ang Pulong Sa Dios

1 Samuel 1:1-28

Natawo si Samuel

1May usa ka tawong kaliwat ni Zuf nga ang ngalan si Elkana. Nagpuyo siya sa Rama didto sa kabungtoran sa Efraim. Anak siya ni Jeroham nga anak ni Elihu. Si Elihu anak ni Tohu nga anak ni Zuf, nga gikan sa tribo ni Efraim. 2Si Elkana adunay duha ka asawa nga mao sila si Hana ug si Penina. May mga anak si Penina apan si Hana wala.

3Matag tuig, moadto si Elkana ug ang iyang pamilya sa Shilo aron sa pagsimba ug paghalad ngadto sa Ginoo nga Makagagahom. Niadtong panahona ang duha ka anak ni Eli nga si Hofni ug si Finehas mao ang mga pari sa Ginoo didto sa Shilo. 4Sa matag higayon nga maghalad si Elkana, bahinon niya ang iyang ihalad ngadto kang Penina ug sa mga anak niini. 5Apan ang kang Hana doblehon niya kay gihigugma niya kini bisan pa ug gihimo kini sa Ginoo nga baog. 6Ug tungod kay dili siya makaanak, kanunay siyang palaguton ug pakaulawan ni Penina nga iyang karibal. 7Mao kini ang kanunayng mahitabo matag tuig. Matag adto ni Hana sa balay sa Ginoo palaguton siya ni Penina hangtod nga mohilak na lang siya ug dili na mokaon. 8Unya moingon si Elkana kaniya, “Nganong naghilak ka man? Nganong dili ka man mokaon? Nganong nagasubo ka? Dili ba diay ako mas bililhon pa alang kanimo kay sa napulo ka mga anak?”

9-10Usa ka higayon, pagkahuman nilag pangaon didto sa balay sa Ginoo sa Shilo, mitindog si Hana ug nagaampo nga naghilak, kay labihan gayod ang kaguol nga iyang gibati. Nagalingkod niadto ang pari nga si Eli duol sa pultahan sa balay1:9-10 balay: sa Hebreo, templo. sa Ginoo. 11Nanaad si Hana sa Ginoo nga nagaingon, “O Ginoo nga Makagagahom, tan-awa ang akong pag-antos. Hinumdomi ako nga imong sulugoon ug ayaw gayod ako kalimti. Kon hatagan mo akog anak nga lalaki, ihatag ko siya pagbalik kanimo aron mag-alagad siya kanimo sa tibuok niyang kinabuhi, ug dili ko paputlan ang iyang buhok.1:11 dili ko paputlan… buhok: timailhan kini nga mag-alagad na si Samuel sa Ginoo sa hingpit.

12-13Samtang nagpadayon siya sa pag-ampo ngadto sa Ginoo, nakita ni Eli nga nagkibot-kibot ang iyang baba apan dili madungog ang iyang tingog; abi ni Eli nga hubog kini. 14Busa miingon si Eli kaniya, “Hangtod kanus-a pa man ka maghubog-hubog? Undang na niana!” 15Mitubag si Hana, “Sir, dili ako hubog, ug wala ako makainom ug bisan unsang matang sa bino. Gipahungaw ko lang ngadto sa Ginoo ang kasakit nga akong gibati. 16Ayaw akog isipa nga usa ka daotang babaye. Nagaampo ako dinhi tungod sa akong hilabihang kaguol.” 17Mitubag si Eli, “Lakaw ug ayaw na ug kaguol. Hinaut nga ang Dios sa Israel mohatag sa imong gipangayo kaniya.” 18Miingon si Hana, “Sir, salamat sa imong kaayo kanako.” Unya milakaw siya, ug mikaon ug nawala na ang kasubo sa iyang panagway.

19Pagkabuntag, sayo kaayong mibangon si Elkana ug ang iyang pamilya ug misimba sila sa Ginoo. Unya mipauli sila sa ilang balay sa Rama. Midulog si Elkana kang Hana, ug gitubag sa Ginoo ang pag-ampo ni Hana nga hatagan siyag anak. 20Ug wala madugay nagmabdos siya, ug nanganak ug usa ka batang lalaki. Ginganlan niya kinig Samuel,1:20 Samuel: Posible nga ang buot ipasabot niini sa Hebreo, gipamatian sa Dios. kay miingon siya, “Pinangayo ko siya sa Ginoo.”

Gihalad ni Hana si Samuel

21Unya, miabot na usab ang panahon nga si Elkana ug ang iyang tibuok pamilya mohalad ngadto sa Ginoo sumala sa naandan nilang himuon matag tuig. Mao usab kini ang panahon nga mohalad siya aron sa pagtuman sa iyang panaad sa Ginoo. 22Apan si Hana wala mouban. Miingon siya ngadto sa iyang bana, “Unya ra ko moadto human ko malutas ang bata ug dad-on ko siya sa balay sa Ginoo aron ihalad, ug didto na siya mopuyo sa tibuok niyang kinabuhi.” 23Mitubag si Elkana kaniya, “Himoa kon unsay maayo alang kanimo. Pabilin lang dinhi hangtod nga malutas mo na siya. Ug hinaut nga tabangan ka sa Ginoo sa pagtuman sa imong panaad ngadto kaniya.” Busa nagpabilin si Hana ug giatiman niya ang iyang anak.

24Human niya malutas ang bata, gidala niya kini sa balay sa Ginoo didto sa Shilo. Nagdala usab siyag toriyong baka nga nagaedad ug tulo ka tuig, napulo ka kilo nga harina, ug bino nga gisulod ug sudlanan nga panit. 25Human nila maihaw ang baka gidala nila si Samuel ngadto kang Eli. 26Miingon si Hana kang Eli, “Kon mahinumdoman mo pa, sir, ako kadtong babaye nga nagtindog dinhi kaniadto nga nagaampo sa Ginoo. 27Gipangayo ko kining bataa gikan sa Ginoo ug gihatag niya ang akong gipangayo. 28Busa karon ihalad ko siya ngadto sa Ginoo. Moalagad siya sa Ginoo sa tibuok niyang kinabuhi.” Unya gisimba nila1:28 nila: o, niya. didto ang Ginoo.