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1 Samuel by World English Bible

1 Samuel is a captivating and thought-provoking read that delves into themes of power, jealousy, loyalty, and faith. The story follows the rise of King Saul and the eventual anointing of David as his successor, showcasing the complexities of human nature and leadership.

The characters are richly developed and their struggles feel relatable and timeless. The author's writing is clear and concise, making it easy to follow the various plotlines and moral dilemmas that arise throughout the narrative.

Overall, 1 Samuel is a compelling and spiritually fulfilling read that offers valuable insights into the human experience. Whether you're a devout believer or simply a fan of well-crafted storytelling, this book is sure to leave a lasting impact on its readers.

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From with slight reformatting by Martin Ward.

Book 09 1 Samuel 001:001 Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim Zophim, of the hill country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite: 001:002 and he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. 001:003 This man went up out of his city from year to year to worship and to sacrifice to Yahweh of Armies in Shiloh. The two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, priests to Yahweh, were there. 001:004 When the day came that Elkanah sacrificed, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions: 001:005 but to Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but Yahweh had shut up her womb. 001:006 Her rival provoked her sore, to make her fret, because Yahweh had shut up her womb. 001:007 [as] he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of Yahweh, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat. 001:008 Elkanah her husband said to her, Hannah, why weep you? and why don't you eat? and why is your heart grieved? am I not better to you than ten sons? 001:009 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk... Continue reading book >>

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