And she said:
“My heart is strengthened in the Lord;
My horn is exalted in my God.
I smile at my enemies;
I rejoice in Your salvation.
Because no one is holy like the Lord,
No one is righteous like our God.
No one is holy but You.
Do not boast nor speak of high things;
Let not arrogance come from your mouth;
For the Lord is the God of knowledge;
And God is preparing His actions,
He weakened the bow of mighty men,
And those who are weak are girded with strength.
Those who were full of bread were made empty,
And the hungry have forsaken the land.
The barren woman has borne seven,
And she who has many children has become feeble.
The Lord kills and makes alive;
He brings down to Hades and raises up.
The Lord makes poor and rich;
He brings low and lifts up.
He raises the poor from the earth
And lifts the needy from the dung heap;
To set them among princely people
And make them inherit a throne of glory.
The One who gives a prayer to the one praying,
He blesses with righteous years;
For by strength no man can prevail.
The Lord makes His adversaries weak;
The Lord is holy.
Let not the man of learning boast in his understanding,
Nor let the man of might boast in his might,
Nor let the man of riches boast in his riches.
Only let the one who boasts boast in this:
To understand and to know the Lord
And to do justice and righteousness in the midst of the earth.
The Lord went up to heaven and thundered.
The Lord judges the ends of the earth.
He gives strength to our leaders,
And He will exalt the horn of His Christ.”
(1 Kingdoms 2:1-10 Septuagint/1 Samuel 2:1-10 Protestant Bible)