1 Fuit vir unus de Ramathaim Suphita de monte Ephraim, et nomen eius Elcana filius Ieroham filii Eliu filii Thohu filii Suph, Ephrathaeus.
2 Et habuit duas uxores: nomen uni Anna et nomen secundae Phenenna. Fueruntque Phenennae filii, Annae autem non erant liberi.
3 Et ascendebat vir ille de civitate sua singulis annis, ut adoraret et sacrificaret Domino exercituum in Silo. Erant autem ibi duo filii Heli, Ophni et Phinees, sacerdotes Domini.
4 Venit ergo dies, et immolavit Elcana dabatque Phenennae uxori suae et cunctis filiis eius et filiabus partes;
5 Annae autem dabat unam partem electam, quia Annam diligebat; Dominus autem concluserat vulvam eius.
6 Affligebat quoque eam aemula eius et vehementer angebat, ut conturbaret eam, quod conclusisset Dominus vulvam eius.
7 Sicque faciebat per singulos annos, cum, redeunte tempore, ascenderent templum Domini, et sic provocabat eam. Porro illa flebat et non capiebat cibum.
8 Dixit ergo ei Elcana vir suus: "Anna, cur fles et quare non comedis? Et quam ob rem affligitur cor tuum? Numquid non ego melior sum tibi quam decem filii?".
9 Surrexit autem Anna, postquam comederant et biberant in Silo, et Heli sacerdote sedente super sellam ante postes templi Domini.
10 Cum esset Anna amaro animo, oravit Dominum flens largiter
11 et votum vovit dicens: "Domine exercituum, si respiciens videris afflictionem famulae tuae et recordatus mei fueris nec oblitus ancillae tuae dederisque servae tuae sexum virilem, dabo eum Domino omnes dies vitae eius, et novacula non ascendet super caput eius".
12 Factum est ergo, cum illa multiplicaret preces coram Domino, ut Heli observaret os eius.
13 Porro Anna loquebatur in corde suo; tantumque labia illius movebantur, et vox penitus non audiebatur. Aestimavit igitur eam Heli temulentam
14 dixitque ei: "Usquequo ebria eris? Digere paulisper vinum, quo mades!".
15 Respondens Anna: "Nequaquam, inquit, domine mi; nam mulier infelix nimis ego sum: vinumque et omne, quod inebriare potest, non bibi, sed effudi animam meam in conspectu Domini.
16 Ne reputes ancillam tuam quasi unam de filiabus Belial, quia ex multitudine doloris et maeroris mei locuta sum usque in praesens".
17 Tunc Heli ait ei: "Vade in pace, et Deus Israel det tibi petitionem, quam rogasti eum".
18 Et illa dixit: "Utinam inveniat ancilla tua gratiam in oculis tuis". Et abiit mulier in viam suam et comedit; vultusque illius non fuerunt amplius sicut prius.
19 Et surrexerunt mane et adoraverunt coram Domino. Reversique sunt et venerunt in domum suam in Rama. Cognovit autem Elcana Annam uxorem suam, et recordatus est eius Dominus.
20 Et factum est post circulum dierum concepit Anna et peperit filium vocavitque nomen eius Samuel, eo quod a Domino postulasset eum.
21 Ascendit autem vir Elcana et omnis domus eius, ut immolaret Domino hostiam annuam et votum suum.
22 Et Anna non ascendit; dixit enim viro suo: "Non vadam, donec ablactetur infans, et ducam eum, et appareat ante conspectum Domini et maneat ibi iugiter".
23 Et ait ei Elcana vir suus: "Fac, quod bonum tibi videtur, et mane, donec ablactes eum; precorque, ut impleat Dominus verbum suum". Mansit ergo mulier et lactavit filium suum, donec amoveret eum a lacte.
24 Et adduxit eum secum, postquam ablactaverat, cum vitulo trium annorum et tribus modiis farinae et utre vini; et adduxit eum ad domum Domini in Silo. Puer autem erat adhuc infantulus.
25 Et immolaverunt vitulum et obtulerunt puerum Heli,
26 et ait Anna: "Obsecro, mi domine; vivit anima tua, domine, ego sum illa mulier, quae steti coram te hic orans Dominum.
27 Pro puero isto oravi, et dedit mihi Dominus petitionem meam, quam postulavi eum.
28 Idcirco et ego commodavi eum Domino; cunctis diebus, quibus vivet, postulatus erit pro Domino". Et adoraverunt ibi Dominum.
King James Version
1 Now 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:
2 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.
3 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.
4 ¶ And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:
5 But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.
6 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.
7 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.
8 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?
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.
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.