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1 Samuel 1:1-28

O Nascimento de Samuel

1Havia certo homem de Ramataim, zufita1.1 Ou de Ramataim-Zofim, dos montes de Efraim, chamado Elcana, filho de Jeroão, neto de Eliú e bisneto de Toú, filho do efraimita Zufe. 2Ele tinha duas mulheres: uma se chamava Ana e a outra Penina. Penina tinha filhos; Ana, porém, não tinha.

3Todos os anos esse homem subia de sua cidade a Siló para adorar e sacrificar ao Senhor dos Exércitos. Lá, Hofni e Fineias, os dois filhos de Eli, eram sacerdotes do Senhor. 4No dia em que Elcana oferecia sacrifícios, dava porções à sua mulher Penina e a todos os filhos e filhas dela. 5Mas a Ana dava uma porção dupla, porque a amava, apesar de o Senhor tê-la deixado estéril. 6E porque o Senhor a tinha deixado estéril, sua rival a provocava continuamente, a fim de irritá-la. 7Isso acontecia ano após ano. Sempre que Ana subia à casa do Senhor, sua rival a provocava, e ela chorava e não comia. 8Elcana, seu marido, lhe perguntava: “Ana, por que você está chorando? Por que não come? Por que está triste? Será que eu não sou melhor para você do que dez filhos?”

9Certa vez quando terminou de comer e beber em Siló, estando o sacerdote Eli sentado numa cadeira junto à entrada do santuário do Senhor, Ana se levantou 10e, com a alma amargurada, chorou muito e orou ao Senhor. 11E fez um voto, dizendo: “Ó Senhor dos Exércitos, se tu deres atenção à humilhação de tua serva, te lembrares de mim e não te esqueceres de tua serva, mas lhe deres um filho, então eu o dedicarei ao Senhor por todos os dias de sua vida, e o seu cabelo e a sua barba nunca serão cortados”.

12Enquanto ela continuava a orar diante do Senhor, Eli observava sua boca. 13Como Ana orava silenciosamente, seus lábios se mexiam, mas não se ouvia sua voz. Então Eli pensou que ela estivesse embriagada 14e lhe disse: “Até quando você continuará embriagada? Abandone o vinho!”

15Ana respondeu: “Não se trata disso, meu senhor. Sou uma mulher muito angustiada. Não bebi vinho nem bebida fermentada; eu estava derramando minha alma diante do Senhor. 16Não julgues tua serva uma mulher vadia; estou orando aqui até agora por causa de minha grande angústia e tristeza”.

17Eli respondeu: “Vá em paz, e que o Deus de Israel conceda a você o que pediu”.

18Ela disse: “Espero que sejas benevolente para com tua serva!” Então ela seguiu seu caminho, comeu, e seu rosto já não estava mais abatido.

19Na manhã seguinte, eles se levantaram e adoraram o Senhor; então voltaram para casa, em Ramá. Elcana teve relações com sua mulher Ana, e o Senhor se lembrou dela. 20Assim Ana engravidou e, no devido tempo, deu à luz um filho. E deu-lhe o nome de Samuel1.20 Samuel assemelha-se à palavra hebraica para ouvido por Deus., dizendo: “Eu o pedi ao Senhor”.

Ana Consagra Samuel

21Quando no ano seguinte Elcana subiu com toda a família para oferecer o sacrifício anual ao Senhor e para cumprir o seu voto, 22Ana não foi e disse a seu marido: “Depois que o menino for desmamado, eu o levarei e o apresentarei ao Senhor, e ele morará ali para sempre”.

23Disse Elcana, seu marido: “Faça o que parecer melhor a você. Fique aqui até desmamá-lo; que o Senhor apenas confirme a palavra1.23 Os manuscritos do mar Morto, a Septuaginta e a Versão Siríaca dizem a palavra que você disse. dele!” Então ela ficou em casa e criou seu filho até que o desmamou.

24Depois de desmamá-lo, levou o menino, ainda pequeno, à casa do Senhor, em Siló, com um novilho de três anos de idade,1.24 Conforme os manuscritos do mar Morto, a Septuaginta e a Versão Siríaca. O Texto Massorético diz com três novilhos. uma arroba1.24 Hebraico: 1 efa. O efa era uma medida de capacidade para secos. As estimativas variam entre 20 e 40 litros. de farinha e uma vasilha de couro cheia de vinho. 25Eles sacrificaram o novilho e levaram o menino a Eli, 26e ela lhe disse: “Meu senhor, juro por tua vida que eu sou a mulher que esteve aqui a teu lado, orando ao Senhor. 27Era este menino que eu pedia, e o Senhor concedeu-me o pedido. 28Por isso, agora, eu o dedico ao Senhor. Por toda a sua vida será dedicado ao Senhor”. E ali adorou o Senhor.

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.