1 Samuel Chapter 1

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1 Samuel 1

1 Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, 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.

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34 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 1

  1. 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.

  2. In reading this chapter this morning, it made me think about doing our part and keeping our promises. Hannah prayed for a son and made a promise to God. When the Lord answered her petition, she did not forget her promise. As a mother, I can only imagine how much she wanted to keep her beloved son; but, she knew she had to keep her promise that she had made before the Lord.

  3. ‘Have a little talk with JESUS’

    “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. Don’t think I am a wicked woman! For I have been praying out of great anguish and sorrow.” “In that case,” Eli said, “go in peace! May the God of Israel grant the request you have asked of him.” “Oh, thank you, sir!” she exclaimed. Then she went back and began to eat again, and she was no longer sad. (‭1 Samuel‬ ‭1‬:‭15-18‬ NLT)

    The best time to pray, when nothing else seems to help or change. Lay your prayers down at the Masters feet. He hears and takes care of His own.

    Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you: For EVERY ONE that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

  4. 17 “In that case,” Eli said, “go in peace! May the God of Israel grant the request you have asked of him.” (NLT)

    Talk about longsuffering. Thanks be to God who hears out every prayer though! Reminded me of this song: “Let us have a little talk with Jesus, tell Him all about our troubles. He will hear our faintest cries. He will answer by and by. Now when you feel a little prayer wheel turning, you’ll know a little fire is burning. You will find a little talks with Jesus makes it right!”

  5. 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.

    Mistaken passion.

    Wow. To be so passionate in your request to God that she was mistaken to be drunk. So the question now is. How badly do want it? What ever it is. It’s our faith and passion that see it cone to pass.

  6. 1 Samuel 1:28 (Modern English Version)
    28 Therefore also I have let the Lord have him. As long as he lives he will be dedicated to the Lord.” And he worshipped the Lord there.

    Levy was the priestly tribe, not Ephraim. Samuel was of the tribe of Ephraim. He would have never grown up in the temple had these events not transpired like this but God had a plan. Now this Ephraimite would be in the presence of the Lord, serving in the temple. He was an outsider that was adopted into the priesthood.

    And so were we. We were outsiders adopted into the family and made kings and priests unti our God. Hallelujah!

  7. 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.

    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.

    When you make a vow, keep it.

    Ecclesiastes 5:4-6 NIV

    4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. 5 It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it. 6 Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the temple messenger, “My vow was a mistake.” Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands?

  8. 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.
    A prayer life
    Hannah had a prayer life that was so deep and so powerful that it was mistaken for drunkenness. her relationship with God Drew her to a place of intercession where words or not enough to express the depth of her prayers. thank God for intercessory prayer prayer that Jesus Christ prayes on behalf of us when we can’t find the words to say the Holy Ghost helps our infirmities and gives us the ability to pray with groanings and mutterings that we cannot utter.

  9. PURPOSEFUL PRAYING

    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.

    Hanna was so desperate for a soul that she prayed and vowed to the LORD in regard to her request. GOD granted her request and rightly so, I believe to test the vow or commitment of Hanna. People often make requests with promise and forget those promises. The LORD chose Hanna and her prayer to test the commitment of the mother. The commitment of Hanna reveals her selfless attitude an desire to silence her adversary.

    In painful needs, pray fervently and vow only what we will keep before the LORD. Others may see our desperation and not understand as so with Eli here. However, he was the priest and once he gained understanding of her desire; not knowing her request he agreed in prayer based on her PURPOSEFUL PRAYING.

    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.

    There are occasions in PRAYER that we will simply go through the process of relational praying and communication with GOD. Then there are times that we will find ourselves in desperate need of the LORD and PURPOSEFUL PASSIONATE PRAYER is all that will satisfy.

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  10. 1 Samuel 1:6-7 & 15
    6) And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut 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.

    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.

    When our adversary provokes us, it should cause us to pour out our soul before the LORD.
    Psalms 62:8 says, “Trust in the LORD at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”
    1 Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your cares upon him; for he careth for you.”

    So Thankful to God that when “This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles ” Ps. 34:6

    Thank You JESUS for hearing me when I cry out and pour my heart out to you!

  11. 10 Hannah was in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed to the LORD.

    If we aren’t getting our prayers answered, we too should pray fervently and God will hear our prayers.

  12. 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.

    She prayed for him, and God rememvered her! God remembered her, and she kept her vow to God! She was no more sad but content with the fact that she had been blessed with Samuel, SO SHE GAVE HIM BACK TO GOD!
    Awesome!

  13. And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the Lord had shut up her womb.

    There’s always a adversary provoking us but will we allow it to make us fret or cause us to Faith-it?

    I would rather walk in faith knowing God is going to work it out for me.

  14. 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.

    God kept his promise to Hannah and she; her’s to God. This is what we (I) need to do. We know God will always keep His promises to us, but how many times have we (I) broken a promise to God. Trust in Him and keep your (my) promises; He knows and we (I) will be judged for the promises that are not kept………Thank you Jesus…..Amen!!!

  15. 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.

    She didn’t wait until the promise came to fruition to change her countenance; she let her faith be evident in her actions and attitude.

  16. In this chapter it has reminded me how God is faithful and true to his word. We should keep our word to God just as Hannah did no matter what opposition we may face.

  17. 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.

    This is what the enemy would love to do…steal your joy and blessing just before you get to the house of the Lord. Dont give place or ear to that fool and the lying toungues. Tell it to Jesus and see what God will do

  18. 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.

    The word of God (Jesus) recorded the importance of communication. One that is unwilling to listen is unwise; as is one that is deceitful or disrespectful in their communication. Dear God, help us learn to clearly communicate. May God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  19. “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.” Hannah sought the Lord with her whole heart, which he heard and answered. The Lord will do the same today, if we will be as Hannah. God help us seek you with our whole heart, in Jesus name

  20. The woman was silently praying but they thought she was drunk even though she was pouring her heart out. This shows me that not every form of worship to God is exuberant and loud. We should worship whatever way allows us to pour our hearts out to Him.

  21. 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.

    To see spiritual children born, we must go to the Father. It is not for us to listen to the devil, who is the accuser of the brethren, but we must listen to what God has to say about our situation. It should be a deep hunger inside of us to see new babies born into God’s kingdom, and it comes through a relationship with the Bridegroom; Hannah knew God was her answer, and she went with her family regularly and faithfully to worship. She went with sincerity and passion before God and He answered her petition as only He could.

    27 For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him:

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    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.

    God used Eli in the prophetic even though Eli and his family was not in right standing with God. Just because God uses us in tongues and interpretation, prophecy, or any other gift of the Spirit does not mean God approves of what we are doing.

  23. 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.

    Because of her repentance and crying out at the altar of God, she ended up receiving her miracle that she had asked for.

  24. One of the greatest tragedies that could happen to a women is to be barren. The Hebrews knew that children are a blessing from God (Ps 127:3-5). The reverse of this, they assumed, was a curse. So was God actually cursing Hannah by causing her womb to be barren? Scripture does say that God had “closed” Hannahs womb (1 Samuel 1:5), but their is no indication that it was in the result of a curse. We could say God allowed but did not cause Hannah’s infertility. Other OT women described as barren were Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel. Each of these women bore children after seeking God. God may not answer every childless women as he does Hannah, but we can trust in Gods healing power.

  25. 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.

    The Lord had shut up her womb so that HE could receive the glory and praise when she did have a child.

    Many times we expect God to answer our prayers one way, but He has the perfect time table and the perfect plan. It is not always the answer we expect, or maybe not always in the time frame we expect.

  26. 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. JESUS my Saviour !!!!

  27. Hannah prayed for a child for a very long time .
    In this chapter I can see how the power of prayer is very powerful. Hannah offered to give God her son to serve him which is what she did. It’s extremely important we allow God to flow through us let him be God he has a plan for each of us.

  28. “Hannah was in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed to the LORD. 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. ””
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭1:10-11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Sometimes we need to give God something to work with. We do it we can God will take over. If we take the first step then God will move. Make the first move. 

    “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  29. “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.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Jewels and Grace
    Elkanah had Hannah and Peninnah for wives. Peninnah gave him children and Hannah did not. Peninnah means jewels. She adorned him with children. He was able to see them and enjoy them because He was given something to be able to display for others to see.

    Hannah means grace. Grace is unmerited favor. Hannah had great favor even when she may have seemed like others were valued over her because her faithfulness caught the attention of the man of God. This grace that rested on her effected well more than just this one person. As Samuel grows, we learn that MANY people were influenced by the grace shown to this woman.

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