1Now 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: 2And 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. 3And 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.1.3 yearly: Heb. from year to year
4¶ And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions: 5But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.1.5 worthy: or, double 6And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.1.6 provoked: Heb. angered 7And 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.1.7 when…: or, from the time that she, etc: Heb. from her going up 8Then 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?
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. 10And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.1.10 in…: Heb. bitter of soul 11And 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.1.11 a man…: Heb. seed of men 12And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth.1.12 continued…: Heb. multiplied to pray 13Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken. 14And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee. 15And 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.1.15 of a sorrowful…: Heb. hard of spirit 16Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.1.16 complaint: or, meditation 17Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him. 18And 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. 20Wherefore 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.1.20 when…: Heb. in revolution of days1.20 Samuel: that is, Asked of God 21And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow. 22But 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. 23And 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. 25And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli. 26And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD. 27For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him: 28Therefore 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.1.28 lent him: or, returned him, whom I have obtained by petition1.28 he shall…: or, he whom I have obtained by petition shall be returned
1Na ɔbarima bi fi Ramataim-Sofim a ɛwɔ Efraim bepɔw asase so a ne din de Elkana. Na Elkana yi yɛ Yeroham babarima ne Elihu nena nso. Na wofi Tohu fi, a ɛwɔ Suf abusua mu. 2Na Elkana wɔ yerenom baanu. Na wɔn din de Hana ne Penina. Na Penina wɔ mma. Hana de, na onni ba.
3Afe biara, na Elkana ne nʼabusuafo kɔ Silo kɔsom, bɔ afɔre ma Asafo Awurade wɔ Awurade fi. Na Eli mmabarima baanu a wɔn din de Hofni ne Pinehas na wɔyɛ Awurade asɔfo wɔ hɔ saa bere no. 4Da biara a Elkana bɛba abɛbɔ afɔre no, ɔde nam no mu nkyɛmu bi ma ne yere Penina ne ne mma no mu biara. 5Nanso Hana de, na ne kyɛfa yɛ sononko, efisɛ na ɔdɔ no yiye. 6Nanso na Awurade ato nʼawode mu nti, na Penina di ne ho fɛw. 7Na saa asɛm yi kɔɔ so afe biara. Bere biara a wɔbɛkɔ Awurade fi no, Penina bɔ Hana akutia. Na eyi ma Hana su na onnidi mpo. 8Ɛba saa a, ne kunu Elkana bisa no se, “Hana, adɛn na woresu? Adɛn nti na wunnidi? Adɛn nti na wo werɛ ahow? So mensom bo mma wo nsen sɛ anka wowɔ mmabarima du mpo?”
Hana Bɔ Mpae Sɛ Ɔpɛ Ɔba
9Da koro bi a na wɔwɔ Silo no, Hana fii adi anwummere bi a wɔadidi awie sɛ ɔrekɔ Awurade fi akɔbɔ mpae. Na ɔsɔfo Eli te baabi a ɔtena daa wɔ Awurade fi pon ano hɔ. 10Hana fi awerɛhow a ano yɛ den mu sui, bere a na ɔrebɔ Awurade mpae. 11Na ɔhyɛɛ bɔ se, “Ao Asafo Awurade, sɛ wobɛhwɛ wo somfo awerɛhowdi so, na woatie me mpaebɔ ama me ɔbabarima a, ɛno de mede no bɛsan ama wo. Ne nna a obedi nyinaa ɔbɛyɛ wo de. Nea ɛbɛyɛ adansedi sɛ wɔde no ama Awurade ne sɛ wɔremfa oyiwan nka ne ti da.”
12Ogu so rebɔ mpae no, na Eli hwɛ no. 13Ohuu sɛ ɔrebesebese nʼano, nanso ɔnte nne biara no, Eli susuw sɛ wanom nsa. 14Obisaa no se, “Ɛsɛ sɛ woba ha bere a woabow nsa ana? Ma wʼani nna hɔ!”
15Na Hana buae se, “Dabi, me wura, memmow nsa, na mmom, me werɛ na ahow nti na mereka mʼahiasɛm akyerɛ Awurade. 16Mesrɛ wo, mfa no sɛ meyɛ ɔbea omumɔyɛfo. Na anibere ne awerɛhow so na merebɔ mpae.”
17Eli buae se, “Fa asomdwoe kɔ! Israel Nyankopɔn nyɛ wʼabisade mma wo.”
18Hana teɛ mu se, “Ma wʼafenaa nya wʼanim anuonyam a, awura” Ɔsan kɔ kodidii, na wanni awerɛhow bio.
Wɔwo Samuel De No Ma Onyankopɔn
19Ade kyee anɔpahema no, ofi no mu nnipa sɔre kɔsom Awurade bio. Afei, wɔsan kɔɔ Rama. Bere a Elkana de ne ho kaa Hana no, Awurade kaee Hana adebisa no, 20na anni da bi, ɔwoo ɔbabarima. Ɔtoo no din Samuel na ɔkae se, “Mibisaa no fii Awurade nkyɛn.”
21Afe akyi no, Elkana, Penina, ne wɔn mma kɔɔ sɛ wɔrekɔbɔ afirihyia afɔre ama Awurade. 22Hana ankɔ bi. Ɔka kyerɛɛ ne kunu se, “Sɛ abofra no twa nufu a, mede no bɛkɔ Awurade fi na makogyaw no wɔ hɔ ama Awurade afebɔɔ.”
23Elkana kae se, “Nea wugye di sɛ eye ma wo biara no, yɛ. Tena ha ansa; na Awurade mmoa wo mma wunni wo bɔhyɛ so.” Enti ɔbea no tenaa fie hwɛɛ ne babarima no.
24Otwaa no nufu wiei no, ɔde no kɔɔ Awurade asɔre fi wɔ Silo. Wɔde nantwinini a wadi mfe abiɛsa ne esiam lita dunsia ne bobesa kakra bae. 25Wɔde nantwinini no bɔɔ afɔre wiee no, wɔde abofra no brɛɛ Eli. 26Hana kae se, “Owura mesrɛ wo. Sɛ wote ase yi, mene ɔbea a obegyinaa wo ho bɔɔ Awurade mpae no. 27Mebɔɔ saa abofra yi ho mpae, na Awurade ayɛ mʼabisade ama me. 28Enti mprempren, mede abofra yi rema Awurade. Ne nkwa nna nyinaa, ɔbɛyɛ Awurade dea.” Na ɔsom Awurade wɔ hɔ.