The Holy Bible - The First Book of Samuel, Chapter 1 (Latin)
1Now 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:
2And 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.
3And 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.
4And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:
5But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.
6And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.
7And 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.
8Then 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?
9So 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.
10And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
11And 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.
12And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth.
13Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
14And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.
15And 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.
16Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
17Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.
18And 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.
19And 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.
20Wherefore 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.
21And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.
22But 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.
23And 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.
24And 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.
25And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli.
26And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.
27For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him:
28Therefore 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.
1fuit vir unus de Ramathaimsophim de monte Ephraim et nomen eius Helcana filius Hieroam filii Heliu filii Thau filii Suph Ephratheus
2et habuit duas uxores nomen uni Anna et nomen secundae Fenenna fueruntque Fenennae filii Annae autem non erant liberi
3et ascendebat vir ille de civitate sua statutis diebus ut adoraret et sacrificaret Domino exercituum in Silo erant autem ibi duo filii Heli Ofni et Finees sacerdotes Domini
4venit ergo dies et immolavit Helcana deditque Fenennae uxori suae et cunctis filiis eius et filiabus partes
5Annae autem dedit partem unam tristis quia Annam diligebat Dominus autem concluserat vulvam eius
6adfligebat quoque eam aemula eius et vehementer angebat in tantum ut exprobraret quod conclusisset Dominus vulvam eius
7sicque faciebat per singulos annos cum redeunte tempore ascenderent templum Domini et sic provocabat eam porro illa flebat et non capiebat cibum
8dixit ergo ei Helcana vir suus Anna cur fles et quare non comedis et quam ob rem adfligitur cor tuum numquid non ego melior sum tibi quam decem filii
9surrexit autem Anna postquam comederat in Silo et biberat et Heli sacerdote sedente super sellam ante postes templi Domini
10cum esset amaro animo oravit Dominum flens largiter
11et votum vovit dicens Domine exercituum si respiciens videris adflictionem famulae tuae et recordatus mei fueris nec oblitus ancillae tuae dederisque servae tuae sexum virilem dabo eum Domino omnes dies vitae eius et novacula non ascendet super caput eius
12factum est ergo cum illa multiplicaret preces coram Domino ut Heli observaret os eius
13porro Anna loquebatur in corde suo tantumque labia illius movebantur et vox penitus non audiebatur aestimavit igitur eam Heli temulentam
14dixitque ei usquequo ebria eris digere paulisper vinum quo mades
15respondens Anna nequaquam inquit domine mi nam mulier infelix nimis ego sum vinumque et omne quod inebriare potest non bibi sed effudi animam meam in conspectu Domini
16ne reputes ancillam tuam quasi unam de filiabus Belial quia ex multitudine doloris et maeroris mei locuta sum usque in praesens
17tunc Heli ait ei vade in pace et Deus Israhel det tibi petitionem quam rogasti eum
18et illa dixit utinam inveniat ancilla tua gratiam in oculis tuis et abiit mulier in viam suam et comedit vultusque eius non sunt amplius in diversa mutati
19et surrexerunt mane et adoraverunt coram Domino reversique sunt et venerunt in domum suam Ramatha cognovit autem Helcana Annam uxorem suam et recordatus est eius Dominus
20et factum est post circulum dierum concepit Anna et peperit filium vocavitque nomen eius Samuhel eo quod a Domino postulasset eum
21ascendit autem vir Helcana et omnis domus eius ut immolaret Domino hostiam sollemnem et votum suum
22et Anna non ascendit dixit enim viro suo non vadam donec ablactetur infans et ducam eum et appareat ante conspectum Domini et maneat ibi iugiter
23et ait ei Helcana vir suus fac quod bonum tibi videtur et mane donec ablactes eum precorque ut impleat Dominus verbum suum mansit ergo mulier et lactavit filium suum donec amoveret eum a lacte
24et adduxit eum secum postquam ablactaverat in vitulis tribus et tribus modiis farinae et amphora vini et adduxit eum ad domum Domini in Silo puer autem erat adhuc infantulus
25et immolaverunt vitulum et obtulerunt puerum Heli
26et ait obsecro mi domine vivit anima tua domine ego sum illa mulier quae steti coram te hic orans Dominum
27pro puero isto oravi et dedit Dominus mihi petitionem meam quam postulavi eum
28idcirco et ego commodavi eum Domino cunctis diebus quibus fuerit accommodatus Domino et adoraverunt ibi Dominum et oravit Anna et ait