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Hannah praises God

Background: Every year Elkanah and his whole family took a sacrifice to the Temple and paid their vows and offerings to God, but after Samuel ‘s birth, Hannah didn’t go. Instead she promised her husband that, as soon as she had weaned the child, she would take him into God’s presence, leaving him in the Temple to pay her vow and offer him back to God forever. When that time came, Hannah did just as she'd said. Filling a wineskin with wine and taking grain for bread, she brought her son to Eli the priest, reminding him how she had prayed for this child and God heard. Then Hannah left her child with Eli. She left him in the house of the LORD. As promised, she gave her son to God forever. She gave him as a present in the presence of the LORD. And Hannah praised God and prayed, “My heart lifts up the LORD for the LORD has lifted me. I could speak ill of my enemies, but I give word to the joy of God’s salvation. No one is holy but the LORD. No one is sure and steady