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THE

HOLY SCRIPTURES

OF THE

OLD COVENANT,

VOLUME II.

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PRINTED BY WOODFALL AND KINDER, INGIL COCHI, SHINNER STREET, LONDON.

THE

HOLY SCRIPTURES

OF THE

OLD COVENANT,

IN

A REVISED TRANSLATION,

BY

THE LATE REV. CHARLES WELLDELOVED,
THE REV. GEORGE VANCE SMITH, B.A.,

THE REV. JOHN SCOTT PORTER.

VOLUME II.

CONTAINING

BY

THE TWO BOOKS OF SAMUEL, THE Rev. G. VANCE

SMITH, B.A.;
THE TWO BOOKS OF THE KINGS, AND THE TWO BOOKS or

THE CHRONICLES, BY THE Rev. J. SCOTT PORTER;
THE BOOKS OF EZRA, NEHEMIAH, AND ESTHER, BY THE

Rev. G. VANCE SMITH, B.A.;
THE BOOK OF JOB AND THE PSALMS, BY LATE Rev.

CHARLES WELLBELOVED.

THE

LONDON:

LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN, AND ROBERTS,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

M.DCCC.LXI.

100. t. 112.

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THE FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL.

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CHAP. I.- 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 2 of Zuph, an Ephrathite : and he had two wives; the name

of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah : and Peninnah had children, but Hạnnab had no children.

And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto Jehovah of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of Je. 4 hovah, were there. And on the day when Elkanah sacrificed,

he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her 5 daughters, portions: but unto Hannah he gave a double

portion; for he loved Hannah ; but Jehovah had shut up her 6 womb. And her adversary also provoked her greatly, so as

to make her fret, because Jehovah had shut up her womb. 7 And as he did so year by year, as often as she went up to

the house of Jehovah, so she provoked her; therefore she 8 wept, and did not eat. Then said Elkanah her husband to

her, “Hannah, Why weepest 'thou ? and why eatest thou not ? and why is thy heart troubled ? 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 scat 10 by a door-post of the temple of Jehovah. And she was

grieved in soul, and prayed unto Jehovah, and wept much. 11 And she vowed a vow, and said, “O Jehovah of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thy handmaid, and re

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