1 Samuel Chapter 2

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1 Samuel 2

1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

2 There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.

6 The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

7 The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them.

9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the Lord shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto the Lord before Eli the priest.

12 Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the Lord.

13 And the priest’s custom with the people was, that, when any man offered sacrifice, the priest’s servant came, while the flesh was in seething, with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand;

14 And he struck it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the fleshhook brought up the priest took for himself. So they did in Shiloh unto all the Israelites that came thither.

15 Also before they burnt the fat, the priest’s servant came, and said to the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest; for he will not have sodden flesh of thee, but raw.

16 And if any man said unto him, Let them not fail to burn the fat presently, and then take as much as thy soul desireth; then he would answer him, Nay; but thou shalt give it me now: and if not, I will take it by force.

17 Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the Lord: for men abhorred the offering of the Lord.

18 But Samuel ministered before the Lord, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.

19 Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.

20 And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The Lord give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the Lord. And they went unto their own home.

21 And the Lord visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the Lord.

22 Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did unto all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

23 And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.

24 Nay, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: ye make the Lord’s people to transgress.

25 If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the Lord, who shall intreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because the Lord would slay them.

26 And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the Lord, and also with men.

27 And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh’s house?

28 And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? and did I give unto the house of thy father all the offerings made by fire of the children of Israel?

29 Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people?

30 Wherefore the Lord God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the Lord saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

31 Behold, the days come, that I will cut off thine arm, and the arm of thy father’s house, that there shall not be an old man in thine house.

32 And thou shalt see an enemy in my habitation, in all the wealth which God shall give Israel: and there shall not be an old man in thine house for ever.

33 And the man of thine, whom I shall not cut off from mine altar, shall be to consume thine eyes, and to grieve thine heart: and all the increase of thine house shall die in the flower of their age.

34 And this shall be a sign unto thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; in one day they shall die both of them.

35 And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.

36 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left in thine house shall come and crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread, and shall say, Put me, I pray thee, into one of the priests’ offices, that I may eat a piece of bread.

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33 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 2

  1. Verses 1-2 NLT “Then Hannah prayed: “My heart rejoices in the Lord! The Lord has made me strong.[a] Now I have an answer for my enemies; I rejoice because you rescued me. No one is holy like the Lord! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.” Hannah continues in this chapter with her prayer of thanksgiving and praise unto God. We cannot forget to give all praise, all honor and glory to our God. Hannah recognized and knew where her blessing had come from. Come let us sing, let us rejoice for there is none greater than my God. Romans 11:36 AMP “For from Him [all things originate] and through Him [all things live and exist] and to Him are all things [directed]. To Him be glory and honor forever! Amen.”

  2. 2 There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

    When you serve a God like our God. The one true God. You know that no one or nothing else even comes close to compare. There is not a dou5in my mind that Jesus is real and he is Lord over all. When trouble comes my way, I know the Lord will always be there. God is deserving of every praise.

  3. 1. Hannah prayed, “My heart rejoices in the LORD; my horn is exalted high because of the LORD. I loudly denounce my enemies, for I am happy that you delivered me.

    2. No one is holy like the LORD! There is no one other than you! There is no rock like our God! NET

    Notice that she doesn’t glorify the gift, but gives all praise to the Giver of Gifts.

  4. 1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

    2 There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

    3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

    4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

    5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.

    6 The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

    7 The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

  5. GOD IS FAITHFUL

    2 There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.
    3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
    4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.
    5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.
    6 The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
    7 The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.
    8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them.
    9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

    We read the testimony of an individual who was the “forgotten one” the one that was “left out” she was despised, humiliated, made fun of. We witness here the transitional period from humble request to exuberant rejoicing.

    Chapter 1 reveals the humble request “prayer” of Hanna as one that could not even be heard, even misunderstood, however painful and humble was her request. There are painful requests that will drain us of every once of energy, regardless of our social, financial or professional status. Hanna wanted a child and her determined humble cry to GOD was heard.

    In verses 2-9 we read of the thankful heart of Hanna and all of us who feel unworthy to receive such kindness from the LORD.

    Hanna’s REQUEST in chapter 1 becomes

    Hanna’s PRAISE and WORSHIP in chapter 2:1
    1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

    Hanna’s THANKSGIVING in chapter 2:2-9

    Hanna’s prayer was one of humility, but her PRAISE was one of excessive THANKSGIVING.

    JESUS said:
    Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

    Hanna’s secret prayer birthed to her an open reward and she was LOUD and PROUD in her THANKSGIVING.

    Much like the lame man in Acts 3
    Acts 3:3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
    4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
    5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
    6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
    7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
    8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
    9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

    The lame man made a humble request and received a mighty reward of a miracle and he was LOUD and PROUD in his THANKSGIVING.

    We must be prayerful to not confuse a humble, unutterable request to GOD as a form or type of accepted PRAISE.

    Hanna prayed
    GOD answered
    Hanna praised

    Lets do IT!
    GROW!

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  6. 1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

    2 There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

    3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

    4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

    5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.

    6 The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

    7 The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

    8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them.

    9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

    10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the Lord shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

    I’m reminded of the ten lepers and how only one came back to praise God. So many times we want to take the credit for what God has done and do not give Him the honor or the praise He is due. We may spend hours on our knees praying but in the end it was not us that answered our prayers. We must never forget to turn back to God and give Him the praise, you don’t even have to wait till your prayer is answered, give Him praise in advance and watch your blessing increase!!

  7. 35 And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.

    How you raise your children can affect your ministry!

    It is important to do your best in your calling, to show yourself approved, but there a fine line that we can cross.

    Do not sacrifice your family and children in the alter of ambition! Yes working hard and taking your work for the Lord seriously is good, but not at the expense of losing your family. We can get so caught up in ministry that we forget about our children, one day God will bring is to give an account for them.

    What if we measures a successful family in our children’s preparation to confront this world both spiritually and mentally.

  8. iLove to grow in the Word

    1Then Elkanah returned home to Ramah without Samuel. And the boy served the lord by assisting Eli the priest.

    There are many ways to serve the Lord and one of them is to serve the priest. It doesnt matter if the priest and his family is corrupt or not, God will mete out judgement and will bless you for serving.

  9. No lying to God

    34 And this shall be a sign unto thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; in one day they shall die both of them.

    You may think that you are getting away with trickery or lies. May be the case with men but never with God. All men may do goes on under the eye of men but God’s eye goes a lot further and men should be careful for may pay a high price for it. Lord help us to always be honest guided by your word in Jesus Name Amen

  10. And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

    2 There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock

    Rejoice of the goodness of the lord

  11. 1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.
    2 There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

    All I can say is amen!!!

  12. 35 And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever
    God is always looking for man and woman who will stand up and be the faithful children of God that he wants them to be. In this case God raised up again who would build him a sure house and stay faithful in the work of God. Today God is looking for faithful labors in his kingdom because the fields are white and ready to harvest but the laborers are few

  13. 1 Samuel 2:29 (Modern English Version)
    29 Why do you kick at My sacrifice and at My offering, which I have commanded in My dwelling, and honor your sons above Me, to make yourselves fat with the best of all the offerings of Israel My people?’

    As we learned today in Sunday school God takes if very serious when we treat holy and separated things as common and ordinary. The same can be said of his spirit. We have the spirit of almighty God within us. What a travesty if we misuse it or treat it like it is common. God will judge us if we do not honor and obey his spirit.

    We must always remember to have a heart of humility and awe before our great God.

  14. 34 And this shall be a sign unto thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; in one day they shall die both of them.

    35 And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.

    God already knew who would be that faithful preist!

  15. 34 And this shall be a sign unto thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; in one day they shall die both of them.

    35 And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.

    God knows the hearts of man. You can’t lie to God; He created man. He is the ultimate judge……..Thank you Jesus….Amen!!!

  16. 20 And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The Lord give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the Lord.

    God always blesses when you give to Him. He is ever faithful and is ever sure . We cannot be afraid to continually give to God, He will give back a
    Every time no matter how great the sacrifice. Hannah’s son was used at a young age I believe because of her faithfulness to surrender him back to God. Leaving him in the care of the Almighty and the man of God. Parents remember the pastor does lead out children as well as us so esteem your leader always. In Jesus name.

  17. 1 Samuel 2:2, “There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.”

    Amen !!

  18. 3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

    4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

    No matter how much we may think that we know, it doesn’t impress God if we know more than our brother or sister. It even doesn’t impress God if we have more knowledge about the bible than other. What does impress God is a humble, serving and willing heart, ready to hear from him and having a hunger for his presence and getting to know God at an intimate level. He’s not looking for men and women with great skill and intelligence, he’s for someone with a great heart and a great hunger for him, his word and the things of God.

  19. Fearing God’s people…..
    I pray that I can learn more and more about God and His people. I made.a mistake today and it was involving a godly person. I wasn’t listening to them as they cried to me with much care and i walked away.

    Sometimes we have to respect the people of God a little more respect. It doesn’t matter what they believe per say but it helps us to know a little about the Bible so when they do talk to us we can be in an agreement.

    I repent.

  20. 2 There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.
    There is no other God, he is my rock and my sheild! Thank you Jesus!

  21. Eli is both a priest and a judge who leads Israel for 40 years (1Sam 4:18). But his reputation is marred. Eli is a passive father, and his sons, Hophni and Phinehas, steal from the sacrifices offered to God and sleep with the women who help at the Tent of Meeting (vs 22). They are not serving God They are serving selfish desires. This troubles the Lord so much that promises both sons will die on the same day (vs 34). Even more than that, he vows that there will not be an old man in Eli’s family line (vs31). Gods judgment of Elis sons is carried out through Phillistinez who Hophni and Phineas carry the ark of the covenant into battle like a good luck charm. Both are killed and the ark is captured (1 Sam 4:11). Gods final judgment is fulfilled in 1 Sam 22:18-19 When Saul’s warriors kill Eli’s descendants- priests, men and women, children and infants in the city of Nob.

  22. “If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the Lord, who shall intreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because the Lord would slay them.” The word of God (Jesus) identified knowing ones place. One would be very wise to observe and reverence God (Judge) and his word; as eternity is a very long time. Dear God, put me on the potter’s wheel as you so choose, so that I might spend eternity with you. May God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  23. “Wherefore the Lord God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the Lord saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.” The house of the Lord and serving the Lord should not be taken lightly. We must understand life is but a test, and serving the Lord will help us pass the test. God help us so that our ways may please you, in Jesus name.

  24. 1 Then Hannah prayed: “My heart rejoices in the Lord! The Lord has made me strong. Now I have an answer for my enemies; I rejoice because you rescued me.
    2 No one is holy like the Lord! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. (NLT)

    I Call Him Jesus, My Rock!

  25. 3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

    When we are in the midst of a storm, it is then that our true christianity rises to the top. Our actions, words and re-actions are highly visible during troubled times.

  26. 23 Eli said to them, “I have been hearing reports from all the people about the wicked things you are doing. Why do you keep sinning? 24 You must stop, my sons! The reports I hear among the LORD’s people are not good.

    Life is a cycle, children disobey back then just like they do today. This shows, its up to each individual to make choices in life, whether good or evil. A child can live in a Godly home and still be disobedient. Lets continue to pray for our children, so can can follow the Lord at all times.

  27. I Samuel 2:12
    Family First
    Now the sons of Eli were corrupt; they did not know the Lord.
    I Samuel 2:12 As a priest, Eli mentored Samuel; however, Eli’s failure to lead his family eventually led to his downfall as a religious leader. This revered judge in Israel failed to discipline his two sons and ended up rearing spiritual rebels. Eli lost his credibility, his job, and eventually his life.

    Faithfully lead your own household to qualify to lead beyond the home

  28. 2 There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

    True praise can be felt even in written words. No one can express better than a grateful heart a true praise. This word sound like there should be part of a great praise song 🙂

  29. 2. There is none holy as the LORD; for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. JESUS is the rock !!!!

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