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1 Samuel 1:2-17

New American Standard Bible

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2 And he had two wives: the name of one was Hannah and the name of the other Peninnah; and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.
3 Now this man would go up from his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice to the LORD of armies in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were priests to the LORD there. 4 When the day came that Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters; 5 but to Hannah he would give a double portion, because he loved Hannah, but the LORD had closed her womb. 6 Her rival, moreover, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb. 7 And it happened year after year, as often as she went up to the house of the LORD, that she would provoke her; so she wept and would not eat. 8 Then Elkanah her husband would say to her, 'Hannah, why do you weep, and why do you not eat, and why is your heart sad? Am I not better to you than ten sons?'
9 Then Hannah got up after eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the temple of the LORD. 10 She, greatly distressed, prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly. 11 And she made a vow and said, 'LORD of armies, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your bond-servant and remember me, and not forget Your bond-servant, but will give Your bond-servant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and a razor shall never come on his head.'
12 Now it came about, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli was watching her mouth. 13 As for Hannah, she was speaking in her heart, only her lips were quivering, but her voice was not heard. So Eli thought that she was drunk. 14 Then Eli said to her, 'How long will you behave like a drunk? Get rid of your wine!' 15 But Hannah answered and said, 'No, my lord, I am a woman despairing in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD. 16 Do not consider your bond-servant a useless woman, for I have spoken until now out of my great concern and provocation.' 17 Then Eli answered and said, 'Go in peace; and may the God of Israel grant your request that you have asked of Him.'
King James Version

Chapter 1

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.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 1

2 He had two wives, the first named Hannah and the second Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah was childless. 3 This man would go up from his town every year to worship and to sacrifice to the Lord of Armies at Shiloh, where Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were the Lord's priests.
4 Whenever Elkanah offered a sacrifice, he always gave portions of the meat to his wife Peninnah and to each of her sons and daughters. 5 But he gave a double portion to Hannah, for he loved her even though the Lord had kept her from conceiving. 6 Her rival would taunt her severely just to provoke her, because the Lord had kept Hannah from conceiving. 7 Year after year, when she went up to the Lord's house, her rival taunted her in this way. Hannah would weep and would not eat. 8 "Hannah, why are you crying? " her husband, Elkanah, would ask. "Why won't you eat? Why are you troubled? Am I not better to you than ten sons? "
9 On one occasion, Hannah got up after they ate and drank at Shiloh. The priest Eli was sitting on a chair by the doorpost of the Lord's temple. 10 Deeply hurt, Hannah prayed to the Lord and wept with many tears. 11 Making a vow, she pleaded, "Lord of Armies, if you will take notice of your servant's affliction, remember and not forget me, and give your servant a son, I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and his hair will never be cut."
12 While she continued praying in the Lord's presence, Eli watched her mouth. 13 Hannah was praying silently, and though her lips were moving, her voice could not be heard. Eli thought she was drunk 14 and said to her, "How long are you going to be drunk? Get rid of your wine! "
15 "No, my lord," Hannah replied. "I am a woman with a broken heart. I haven't had any wine or beer; I've been pouring out my heart before the Lord. 16 Don't think of me as a wicked woman; I've been praying from the depth of my anguish and resentment."
17 Eli responded, "Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant the request you've made of him."
New Living Translation

Chapter 1

2 Elkanah had two wives, Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah did not.
3 Each year Elkanah would travel to Shiloh to worship and sacrifice to the LORD of Heaven's Armies at the Tabernacle. The priests of the LORD at that time were the two sons of Eli--Hophni and Phinehas. 4 On the days Elkanah presented his sacrifice, he would give portions of the meat to Peninnah and each of her children. 5 And though he loved Hannah, he would give her only one choice portion because the LORD had given her no children. 6 So Peninnah would taunt Hannah and make fun of her because the LORD had kept her from having children. 7 Year after year it was the same--Peninnah would taunt Hannah as they went to the Tabernacle. Each time, Hannah would be reduced to tears and would not even eat.
8 'Why are you crying, Hannah?' Elkanah would ask. 'Why aren't you eating? Why be downhearted just because you have no children? You have me--isn't that better than having ten sons?'
9 Once after a sacrificial meal at Shiloh, Hannah got up and went to pray. Eli the priest was sitting at his customary place beside the entrance of the Tabernacle. 10 Hannah was in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed to the LORD. 11 And she made this vow: 'O LORD of Heaven's Armies, if you will look upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you. He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a sign that he has been dedicated to the LORD, his hair will never be cut. '
12 As she was praying to the LORD, Eli watched her. 13 Seeing her lips moving but hearing no sound, he thought she had been drinking. 14 'Must you come here drunk?' he demanded. 'Throw away your wine!'
15 'Oh no, sir!' she replied. 'I haven't been drinking wine or anything stronger. But I am very discouraged, and I was pouring out my heart to the LORD. 16 Don't think I am a wicked woman! For I have been praying out of great anguish and sorrow.'
17 'In that case,' Eli said, 'go in peace! May the God of Israel grant the request you have asked of him.'
English Standard Version

Chapter 1

2 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 Now this man used to go up year by year from his city to worship and to sacrifice to the LORD of hosts at Shiloh, where the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were priests of the LORD. 4 On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and daughters. 5 But to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the LORD had closed her womb. 6 And her rival used to provoke her grievously to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb. 7 So it went on year by year. As often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat. 8 And Elkanah, her husband, said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? And why do you not eat? And why is your heart sad? Am I not more to you than ten sons?”
9 After they had eaten and drunk in Shiloh, Hannah rose. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the LORD. 10 She was deeply distressed and prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly. 11 And she vowed a vow and said, “O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head.”
12 As she continued praying before the LORD, Eli observed her mouth. 13 Hannah was speaking in her heart; only her lips moved, and her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli took her to be a drunken woman. 14 And Eli said to her, “How long will you go on being drunk? Put your wine away from you.” 15 But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman troubled in spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the LORD. 16 Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for all along I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation.” 17 Then Eli answered, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition that you have made to him.”
New International Version

Chapter 1

2 He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.
3 Year after year this man went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the LORD Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were priests of the LORD. 4 Whenever the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice, he would give portions of the meat to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters. 5 But to Hannah he gave a double portion because he loved her, and the LORD had closed her womb. 6 Because the LORD had closed Hannah's womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her. 7 This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the LORD, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat. 8 Her husband Elkanah would say to her, 'Hannah, why are you weeping? Why don't you eat? Why are you downhearted? Don't I mean more to you than ten sons?'
9 Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the LORD's house. 10 In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the LORD, weeping bitterly. 11 And she made a vow, saying, 'LORD Almighty, if you will only look on your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head."
12 As she kept on praying to the LORD, Eli observed her mouth. 13 Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk 14 and said to her, 'How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.'
15 Not so, my lord,' Hannah replied, 'I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the LORD. 16 Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.'
17 Eli answered, 'Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.'
La Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 1

2 Y tenía dos mujeres : el nombre de una era Ana y el de la otra Penina; y Penina tenía hijos, pero Ana no los tenía. 3 Este hombre subía todos los años de su ciudad para adorar y ofrecer sacrificio al SEÑOR de los ejércitos en Silo. Y los dos hijos de Elí, Ofni y Finees, eran sacerdotes del SEÑOR allí. 4 Cuando llegaba el día en que Elcana ofrecía sacrificio, daba porciones a Penina su mujer y a todos sus hijos e hijas ; 5 pero a Ana le daba una doble porción, pues él amaba a Ana, aunque el SEÑOR no le había dado hijos. 6 Y su rival la provocaba amargamente para irritarla, porque el SEÑOR no le había dado hijos. 7 Esto sucedía año tras año; siempre que ella subía a la casa del SEÑOR, la otra la provocaba. Y Ana lloraba y no comía. 8 Entonces Elcana su marido le dijo: Ana, ¿por qué lloras y no comes? ¿Por qué está triste tu corazón? ¿No soy yo para ti mejor que diez hijos ?
9 Pero Ana se levantó después de haber comido y bebido en Silo, y mientras el sacerdote Elí estaba sentado en la silla junto al poste de la puerta del templo del SEÑOR, 10 ella, muy angustiada, oraba al SEÑOR y lloraba amargamente. 11 E hizo voto y dijo: Oh SEÑOR de los ejércitos, si tú te dignas mirar la aflicción de tu sierva, te acuerdas de mí y no te olvidas de tu sierva, sino que das un hijo a tu sierva, yo lo dedicaré al SEÑOR por todos los días de su vida y nunca pasará navaja sobre su cabeza.
12 Y mientras ella continuaba en oración delante del SEÑOR, Elí le estaba observando la boca. 13 Pero Ana hablaba en su corazón, sólo sus labios se movían y su voz no se oía. Elí, pues, pensó que estaba ebria. 14 Entonces Elí le dijo: ¿Hasta cuándo estarás embriagada ? Echa de ti tu vino. 15 Pero Ana respondió y dijo: No, señor mío, soy una mujer angustiada en espíritu; no he bebido vino ni licor, sino que he derramado mi alma delante del SEÑOR. 16 No tengas a tu sierva por mujer indigna ; porque hasta ahora he orado a causa de mi gran congoja y aflicción. 17 Respondió Elí y dijo: Ve en paz ; y que el Dios de Israel te conceda la petición que le has hecho.
Nueva Biblia de las Américas

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2 Elcana tenía dos mujeres: el nombre de una era Ana y el de la otra Penina. Penina tenía hijos, pero Ana no los tenía. 3 Todos los años aquel hombre subía de su ciudad para adorar y ofrecer sacrificio al SEÑOR de los ejércitos en Silo. Allí los dos hijos de Elí, Ofni y Finees, eran sacerdotes del SEÑOR.
4 Cuando llegaba el día en que Elcana ofrecía sacrificio, daba porciones a Penina su mujer y a todos sus hijos e hijas; 5 pero a Ana le daba una doble porción, pues él amaba a Ana, aunque el SEÑOR no le había dado hijos. 6 Su rival, Penina, la provocaba amargamente para irritarla, porque el SEÑOR no le había dado hijos. 7 Esto sucedía año tras año; siempre que ella subía a la casa del SEÑOR, Penina la provocaba, por lo que Ana lloraba y no comía. 8 Entonces Elcana su marido le dijo: “Ana, ¿por qué lloras y no comes? ¿Por qué está triste tu corazón? ¿No soy yo para ti mejor que diez hijos?”
9 Pero Ana se levantó después de haber comido y bebido estando en Silo, y mientras el sacerdote Elí estaba sentado en la silla junto al poste de la puerta del templo del SEÑOR, 10 ella, muy angustiada, oraba al SEÑOR y lloraba amargamente. 11 Entonces hizo voto y dijo: “Oh SEÑOR de los ejércitos, si Te dignas mirar la aflicción de Tu sierva, Te acuerdas de mí y no Te olvidas de Tu sierva, sino que das un hijo a Tu sierva, yo lo dedicaré al SEÑOR por todos los días de su vida y nunca pasará navaja sobre su cabeza.”
12 Mientras ella continuaba en oración delante del SEÑOR, Elí le estaba observando la boca. 13 Pero Ana hablaba en su corazón, sólo sus labios se movían y su voz no se oía. Elí, pues, pensó que estaba ebria. 14 Entonces Elí le dijo: “¿Hasta cuándo estarás embriagada? Echa de ti tu vino.” 15 Pero Ana respondió: “No, señor mío, soy una mujer angustiada en espíritu. No he bebido vino ni licor, sino que he derramado mi alma delante del SEÑOR. 16 No tenga a su sierva por mujer indigna. Hasta ahora he estado orando a causa de mi gran congoja y aflicción.” 17 “Ve en paz,” le respondió Elí; “y que el Dios de Israel te conceda la petición que Le has hecho.”
Nueva Versión Internacional

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2 Elcaná tenía dos esposas. Una de ellas se llamaba Ana, y la otra, Penina. Esta tenía hijos, pero Ana no tenía ninguno.
3 Cada año Elcaná salía de su pueblo para adorar al SEÑOR Todopoderoso y ofrecerle sacrificios en Siló, donde Ofni y Finés, los dos hijos de Elí, oficiaban como sacerdotes del SEÑOR. 4 Cuando llegaba el día de ofrecer su sacrificio, Elcaná solía darles a Penina y a todos sus hijos e hijas la porción que les correspondía. 5 Pero a Ana le daba una porción especial, pues la amaba a pesar de que el SEÑOR la había hecho estéril. 6 Penina, su rival, solía atormentarla para que se enojara, ya que el SEÑOR la había hecho estéril.
7 Cada año, cuando iban a la casa del SEÑOR, sucedía lo mismo: Penina la atormentaba, hasta que Ana se ponía a llorar y ni comer quería. 8 Entonces Elcaná, su esposo, le decía: «Ana, ¿por qué lloras? ¿Por qué no comes? ¿Por qué estás resentida? ¿Acaso no soy para ti mejor que diez hijos?»
9 Una vez, estando en Siló, Ana se levantó después de la comida. Y a la vista del sacerdote Elí, que estaba sentado en su silla junto a la puerta del santuario del SEÑOR, 10 con gran angustia comenzó a orar al SEÑOR y a llorar desconsoladamente. 11 Entonces hizo este voto: «SEÑOR Todopoderoso, si te dignas mirar la desdicha de esta sierva tuya, y si en vez de olvidarme te acuerdas de mí y me concedes un hijo varón, yo te lo entregaré para toda su vida, y nunca se le cortará el cabello».
12 Como Ana estuvo orando largo rato ante el SEÑOR, Elí se fijó en su boca. 13 Sus labios se movían, pero, debido a que Ana oraba en voz baja, no se podía oír su voz. Elí pensó que estaba borracha,
14 así que le dijo: ?¿Hasta cuándo te va a durar la borrachera? ¡Deja ya el vino!
15 ?No, mi señor; no he bebido ni vino ni cerveza. Soy solo una mujer angustiada que ha venido a desahogarse delante del SEÑOR. 16 No me tome usted por una mala mujer. He pasado este tiempo orando debido a mi angustia y aflicción.
17 ?Vete en paz —respondió Elí—. Que el Dios de Israel te conceda lo que le has pedido.
Reina-Valera 1960

Chapter 1

2 Y tenía él dos mujeres; el nombre de una era Ana, y el de la otra, Penina. Y Penina tenía hijos, mas Ana no los tenía. 3 Y todos los años aquel varón subía de su ciudad para adorar y para ofrecer sacrificios a Jehová de los ejércitos en Silo, donde estaban dos hijos de Elí, Ofni y Finees, sacerdotes de Jehová. 4 Y cuando llegaba el día en que Elcana ofrecía sacrificio, daba a Penina su mujer, a todos sus hijos y a todas sus hijas, a cada uno su parte. 5 Pero a Ana daba una parte escogida; porque amaba a Ana, aunque Jehová no le había concedido tener hijos. 6 Y su rival la irritaba, enojándola y entristeciéndola, porque Jehová no le había concedido tener hijos. 7 Así hacía cada año; cuando subía a la casa de Jehová, la irritaba así; por lo cual Ana lloraba, y no comía. 8 Y Elcana su marido le dijo: Ana, ¿por qué lloras? ¿por qué no comes? ¿y por qué está afligido tu corazón? ¿No te soy yo mejor que diez hijos?
9 Y se levantó Ana después que hubo comido y bebido en Silo; y mientras el sacerdote Elí estaba sentado en una silla junto a un pilar del templo de Jehová, 10 ella con amargura de alma oró a Jehová, y lloró abundantemente. 11 E hizo voto, diciendo: Jehová de los ejércitos, si te dignares mirar a la aflicción de tu sierva, y te acordares de mí, y no te olvidares de tu sierva, sino que dieres a tu sierva un hijo varón, yo lo dedicaré a Jehová todos los días de su vida, y no pasará navaja sobre su cabeza.
12 Mientras ella oraba largamente delante de Jehová, Elí estaba observando la boca de ella. 13 Pero Ana hablaba en su corazón, y solamente se movían sus labios, y su voz no se oía; y Elí la tuvo por ebria. 14 Entonces le dijo Elí: ¿Hasta cuándo estarás ebria? Digiere tu vino. 15 Y Ana le respondió diciendo: No, señor mío; yo soy una mujer atribulada de espíritu; no he bebido vino ni sidra, sino que he derramado mi alma delante de Jehová. 16 No tengas a tu sierva por una mujer impía; porque por la magnitud de mis congojas y de mi aflicción he hablado hasta ahora. 17 Elí respondió y dijo: Ve en paz, y el Dios de Israel te otorgue la petición que le has hecho.
Biblia del Jubileo

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2 Y tenía él dos mujeres; el nombre de una era Ana, y el nombre de la otra, Penina. Y Penina tenía hijos, mas Ana no los tenía. 3 Y subía aquel varón todos los años de su ciudad, a adorar y sacrificar al SEÑOR de los ejércitos en Silo, donde estaban dos hijos de Elí, Ofni y Finees, sacerdotes del SEÑOR. 4 Y cuando venía el día, Elcana sacrificaba, y daba a Penina su mujer, a todos sus hijos y a todas sus hijas, a cada uno su parte. 5 Mas a Ana daba una parte escogida; porque amaba a Ana, aunque el SEÑOR había cerrado su matriz. 6 Y su competidora la irritaba, enojándola y entristeciéndola, porque el SEÑOR había cerrado su matriz. 7 Y así hacía cada año; cuando subía a la Casa del SEÑOR, la otra la enojaba así; por lo cual ella lloraba, y no comía. 8 Y Elcana su marido le dijo: Ana, ¿por qué lloras? ¿Y por qué no comes? ¿Y por qué está afligido tu corazón? ¿No te soy yo mejor que diez hijos? 9 Y se levantó Ana después que hubo comido y bebido en Silo; y el sacerdote Elí estaba sentado sobre una silla junto a un pilar del templo del SEÑOR. 10 Y ella con amargura de alma oró al SEÑOR llorando abundantemente; 11 e hizo voto, diciendo: El SEÑOR de los ejércitos, si te dignares mirar la aflicción de tu sierva, y te acordares de mí, y no te olvidares de tu sierva, mas dieres a tu sierva simiente de varón, yo lo dedicaré al SEÑOR todos los días de su vida, y no subirá navaja sobre su cabeza. 12 Y fue que como ella orase largamente delante del SEÑOR, Elí estaba observando la boca de ella. 13 Mas Ana hablaba en su corazón, y solamente se movían sus labios, y su voz no se oía; y la tuvo Elí por borracha. 14 Entonces le dijo Elí: ¿Hasta cuándo estarás borracha? Digiere tu vino. 15 Y Ana le respondió, diciendo: No, señor mío; mas yo soy una mujer acongojada de espíritu; no he bebido vino ni sidra, sino que he derramado mi alma delante del SEÑOR. 16 No tengas a tu sierva por una mujer impía; porque por la magnitud de mis congojas y de mi aflicción he hablado hasta ahora. 17 Y Elí respondió, y dijo: Ve en paz, y el Dios de Israel te otorgue la petición que le has hecho.