Hannah's Prayer

1 Samuel 2

1 And Hannah a prayed and said:
b "My heart rejoices in the LORD;
c My 1 horn 2 is exalted in the LORD.
3 I smile at my enemies,
Because I d rejoice in Your salvation.

2 "No e one is holy like the LORD,
For there is f none besides You,
Nor is there any g rock like our God.
3 "Talk no more so very proudly;
h Let no arrogance come from your mouth,
For the LORD is the God of i knowledge;
And by Him actions are weighed.
4 "The j bows of the mighty men are broken,
And those who stumbled are girded with strength.
5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
And the hungry have ceased to hunger.
Even k the barren has borne seven,
And l she who has many children has become feeble.
6 "The m LORD kills and makes alive;
He brings down to the grave and brings up.
7 The LORD n makes poor and makes rich;
o He brings low and lifts up.
8 p He raises the poor from the dust
And lifts the beggar from the ash heap,
q To set them among princes
And make them inherit the throne of glory.
r "For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's,
And He has set the world upon them.

9 s He will guard the feet of His saints,
But the t wicked shall be silent in darkness.
"For by strength no man shall prevail.
10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be u broken in pieces;
v From heaven He will thunder against them.
w The LORD will judge the ends of the earth.
x "He will give y strength to His king,
And z exalt the 4 horn of His anointed."

11 Then Elkanah went to his house at Ramah. But the child 5 ministered to the LORD before Eli the priest.

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 24:26
    Then the man bowed down his head and worshiped the LORD.
    Genesis 24:52
    And it came to pass, when Abraham's servant heard their words, that he worshiped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.
  2. Cross References
    Philippians 4:6
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
  3. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:1 - 10
    And Hannah prayed and said: "My heart rejoices in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
    Psalms 97:11
    Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.
    Psalms 97:12
    Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
    Luke 1:46 - 55
    And Mary said: "My soul magnifies the Lord.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 75:10
    "All the horns of the wicked I will also cut off, But the horns of the righteous shall be exalted."
    Psalms 89:17
    For You are the glory of their strength, And in Your favor our horn is exalted.
    Psalms 89:24
    But My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him, And in My name his horn shall be exalted.
    Psalms 92:10
    But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.
    Psalms 112:9
    He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted with honor.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 9:14
    That I may tell of all Your praise In the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will rejoice in Your salvation.
    Psalms 13:5
    But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
    Psalms 35:9
    And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD; It shall rejoice in His salvation.
    Isaiah 12:2
    Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; 'For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.'
    Isaiah 12:3
    Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation.
  6. Cross References
    Exodus 15:11
    Who is like You, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders?
    Psalms 86:8
    Among the gods there is none like You, O Lord; Nor are there any works like Your works.
    Revelation 15:4
    Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, For Your judgments have been manifested.
  7. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:35
    To you it was shown, that you might know that the LORD Himself is God; there is none other besides Him.
  8. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:4
    He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.
    Deuteronomy 32:30
    How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had surrendered them?
    Deuteronomy 32:31
    For their rock is not like our Rock, Even our enemies themselves being judges.
    2 Samuel 22:32
    For who is God, except the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?
    Psalms 18:2
    The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 94:4
    They utter speech, and speak insolent things; All the workers of iniquity boast in themselves.
  10. Cross References
    1 Samuel 16:7
    But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 37:15
    Their sword shall enter their own heart, And their bows shall be broken.
    Psalms 46:9
    He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 113:9
    He grants the barren woman a home, Like a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!
  13. Cross References
    Isaiah 54:1
    Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman," says the LORD.
    Jeremiah 15:9
    She languishes who has borne seven; She has breathed her last; Her sun has gone down While it was yet day; She has been ashamed and confounded. And the remnant of them I will deliver to the sword Before their enemies," says the LORD.
  14. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:39
    Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.
    2 Kings 5:7
    And it happened, when the king of Israel read the letter, that he tore his clothes and said, " Am I God, to kill and make alive, that this man sends a man to me to heal him of his leprosy? Therefore please consider, and see how he seeks a quarrel with me.
    Job 5:18
    For He bruises, but He binds up; He wounds, but His hands make whole.
    Revelation 1:18
    I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.
  15. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 8:17
    "then you say in your heart, 'My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.'
    Deuteronomy 8:18
    And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
    Job 1:21
    And he said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked shall I return there. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD.
  16. Cross References
    Job 5:11
    He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.
    Psalms 75:7
    But God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another.
    James 4:10
    Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
  17. Cross References
    Job 42:10 - 12
    And the LORD restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
    Psalms 75:7
    But God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another.
    Psalms 113:7
    He raises the poor out of the dust, And lifts the needy out of the ash heap.
    Luke 1:52
    He has put down the mighty from their thrones, And exalted the lowly.
  18. Cross References
    Job 36:7
    He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous; But they are on the throne with kings, For He has seated them forever, And they are exalted.
    Psalms 113:8
    That He may seat him with princes - With the princes of His people.
  19. Cross References
    Job 38:4 - 6
    Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.
    Psalms 75:3
    The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved; I set up its pillars firmly. Selah
    Psalms 104:5
    You who laid the foundations of the earth, So that it should not be moved forever.
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 37:23
    The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD...
    Psalms 37:24
    Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast do...
    Psalms 91:11
    For He shall give His angels charge over you, T...
    Psalms 91:12
    In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you...
    Psalms 94:18
    If I say, "My foot slips," Your mercy, O LORD, ...
    Psalms 121:3
    He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who...
    Proverbs 3:26
    For the LORD will be your confidence, And will ...
    1 Peter 1:5
    Who are kept by the power of God through faith ...
  21. Cross References
    Romans 3:19
    Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
  22. Cross References
    Exodus 15:6
    Your right hand, O LORD, has become glorious in power; Your right hand, O LORD, has dashed the enemy in pieces.
    Psalms 2:9
    You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.'
  23. Cross References
    1 Samuel 7:10
    Now as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the LORD thundered with a loud thunder upon the Philistines that day, and so confused them that they were overcome before Israel.
    2 Samuel 22:14
    The LORD thundered from heaven, And the Most High uttered His voice.
    2 Samuel 22:15
    He sent out arrows and scattered them; Lightning bolts, and He vanquished them.
    Psalms 18:13
    The LORD thundered from heaven, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.
    Psalms 18:14
    He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe, Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them.
  24. Cross References
    Psalms 96:13
    For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His truth.
    Psalms 98:9
    For He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He shall judge the world, And the peoples with equity.
    Matthew 25:31
    When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
    Matthew 25:32
    All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
  25. Cross References
    Matthew 28:18
    And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
  26. Cross References
    Psalms 21:1
    The king shall have joy in Your strength, O LORD; And in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
    Psalms 21:7
    For the king trusts in the LORD, And through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved.
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