1 Samuel 1:14

ESV And Eli said to her, “How long will you go on being drunk? Put your wine away from you.”
NIV and said to her, 'How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.'
NASB Then Eli said to her, 'How long will you behave like a drunk? Get rid of your wine!'
CSB and said to her, "How long are you going to be drunk? Get rid of your wine! "
NLT Must you come here drunk?' he demanded. 'Throw away your wine!'
KJV And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.

What does 1 Samuel 1:14 mean?

Eli is the high priest of Israel. He has observed a woman, Hannah, praying intensely at the temple at Shiloh (1 Samuel 1:9–12). But he does not realize she is praying. He sees her lips moving and hears no sound, and he assumes she is drunk. As high priest, Eli is responsible, at least in part, for making sure that conduct in this sacred place before the Lord is appropriate and respectful. Eli confronts Hannah, asking her how long she will keep being drunk. He doesn't tell her to leave the temple, but he does tell her to put her wine away from her. In other words, he says it's time for her to quit drinking and sober up.

Hannah reveals what is really going on in the following verses (1 Samuel 1:15–16).
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