HAFTARAH FOR ROSH HASHANAH-1ST DAY

Ashkenaz & Sefarad & Teimani
(Shmuel I 1:1-2:10)

Shmuel I 1:1-2:10

א:א   וַיְהִי אִישׁ אֶחָד מִן-הָרָמָתַיִם, צוֹפִים--מֵהַר אֶפְרָיִם; וּשְׁמוֹ אֶלְקָנָה בֶּן-יְרֹחָם בֶּן-אֱלִיהוּא, בֶּן-תֹּחוּ בֶן-צוּף--אֶפְרָתִי.1:1 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.
ב   וְלוֹ, שְׁתֵּי נָשִׁים--שֵׁם אַחַת חַנָּה, וְשֵׁם הַשֵּׁנִית פְּנִנָּה; וַיְהִי לִפְנִנָּה יְלָדִים, וּלְחַנָּה אֵין יְלָדִים.2 And 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.
ג   וְעָלָה הָאִישׁ הַהוּא מֵעִירוֹ מִיָּמִים יָמִימָה, לְהִשְׁתַּחֲות וְלִזְבֹּחַ לַיקוק צְבָאוֹת בְּשִׁלֹה; וְשָׁם שְׁנֵי בְנֵי-עֵלִי, חָפְנִי וּפִנְחָס, כֹּהֲנִים, לַיקוק.3 And this man went up out of his city from year to year to worship and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there priests unto the LORD.
ד   וַיְהִי הַיּוֹם, וַיִּזְבַּח אֶלְקָנָה; וְנָתַן לִפְנִנָּה אִשְׁתּוֹ, וּלְכָל-בָּנֶיהָ וּבְנוֹתֶיהָ--מָנוֹת.4 And it came to pass upon a day, when Elkanah sacrificed, that he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions;
ה   וּלְחַנָּה, יִתֵּן מָנָה אַחַת אַפָּיִם:  כִּי אֶת-חַנָּה אָהֵב, וַיקוק סָגַר רַחְמָהּ.5 but unto Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but the LORD had shut up her womb.
ו   וְכִעֲסַתָּה צָרָתָהּ גַּם-כַּעַס, בַּעֲבוּר הַרְּעִמָהּ:  כִּי-סָגַר יקוק, בְּעַד רַחְמָהּ.6 And her rival vexed her sore, to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.
ז   וְכֵן יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁנָה בְשָׁנָה, מִדֵּי עֲלֹתָהּ בְּבֵית יקוק--כֵּן, תַּכְעִסֶנָּה; וַתִּבְכֶּה, וְלֹא תֹאכַל.7 And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of the LORD, so she vexed her; therefore she wept, and would not eat.
ח   וַיֹּאמֶר לָהּ אֶלְקָנָה אִישָׁהּ, חַנָּה לָמֶה תִבְכִּי וְלָמֶה לֹא תֹאכְלִי, וְלָמֶה, יֵרַע לְבָבֵךְ:  הֲלוֹא אָנֹכִי טוֹב לָךְ, מֵעֲשָׂרָה בָּנִים.8 And Elkanah her husband said unto 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?'
ט   וַתָּקָם חַנָּה, אַחֲרֵי אָכְלָה בְשִׁלֹה וְאַחֲרֵי שָׁתֹה; וְעֵלִי הַכֹּהֵן, יֹשֵׁב עַל-הַכִּסֵּא, עַל-מְזוּזַת, הֵיכַל יקוק.9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk--now Eli the priest sat upon his seat by the door-post of the temple of the LORD;
י   וְהִיא, מָרַת נָפֶשׁ; וַתִּתְפַּלֵּל עַל-יקוק, וּבָכֹה תִבְכֶּה.10 and she was in bitterness of soul--and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
יא   וַתִּדֹּר נֶדֶר וַתֹּאמַר, יקוק צְבָאוֹת אִם-רָאֹה תִרְאֶה בָּעֳנִי אֲמָתֶךָ וּזְכַרְתַּנִי וְלֹא-תִשְׁכַּח אֶת-אֲמָתֶךָ, וְנָתַתָּה לַאֲמָתְךָ, זֶרַע אֲנָשִׁים--וּנְתַתִּיו לַיקוק כָּל-יְמֵי חַיָּיו, וּמוֹרָה לֹא-יַעֲלֶה עַל-רֹאשׁוֹ.11 And she vowed a vow, and said: 'O LORD of hosts, if Thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of Thy handmaid, and remember me, and not forget Thy handmaid, but wilt give unto Thy 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.'
יב   וְהָיָה כִּי הִרְבְּתָה, לְהִתְפַּלֵּל לִפְנֵי יקוק; וְעֵלִי, שֹׁמֵר אֶת-פִּיהָ.12 And it came to pass, as she prayed long before the LORD, that Eli watched her mouth.
יג   וְחַנָּה, הִיא מְדַבֶּרֶת עַל-לִבָּהּ--רַק שְׂפָתֶיהָ נָּעוֹת, וְקוֹלָהּ לֹא יִשָּׁמֵעַ; וַיַּחְשְׁבֶהָ עֵלִי, לְשִׁכֹּרָה.13 Now Hannah, she spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice could not be heard; therefore, Eli thought she had been drunken.
יד   וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ עֵלִי, עַד-מָתַי תִּשְׁתַּכָּרִין; הָסִירִי אֶת-יֵינֵךְ, מֵעָלָיִךְ.14 And Eli said unto her: 'How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.'
טו   וַתַּעַן חַנָּה וַתֹּאמֶר, לֹא אֲדֹנִי, אִשָּׁה קְשַׁת-רוּחַ אָנֹכִי, וְיַיִן וְשֵׁכָר לֹא שָׁתִיתִי; וָאֶשְׁפֹּךְ אֶת-נַפְשִׁי, לִפְנֵי יקוק.15 And Hannah answered and said: 'No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I poured out my soul before the LORD.
טז   אַל-תִּתֵּן, אֶת-אֲמָתְךָ, לִפְנֵי, בַּת-בְּלִיָּעַל:  כִּי-מֵרֹב שִׂיחִי וְכַעְסִי, דִּבַּרְתִּי עַד-הֵנָּה.16 Count not thy handmaid for a wicked woman: for out of the abundance of my complaint and my vexation have I spoken hitherto.'
יז   וַיַּעַן עֵלִי וַיֹּאמֶר, לְכִי לְשָׁלוֹם; וֵא-לקי יִשְׂרָאֵל, יִתֵּן אֶת-שֵׁלָתֵךְ, אֲשֶׁר שָׁאַלְתְּ, מֵעִמּוֹ.17 Then Eli answered and said: 'Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant thy petition that thou hast asked of Him.'
יח   וַתֹּאמֶר, תִּמְצָא שִׁפְחָתְךָ חֵן בְּעֵינֶיךָ; וַתֵּלֶךְ הָאִשָּׁה לְדַרְכָּהּ וַתֹּאכַל, וּפָנֶיהָ לֹא-הָיוּ-לָהּ עוֹד.18 And she said: 'Let thy servant find favour in thy sight.' So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.
יט   וַיַּשְׁכִּמוּ בַבֹּקֶר, וַיִּשְׁתַּחֲווּ לִפְנֵי יקוק, וַיָּשֻׁבוּ וַיָּבֹאוּ אֶל-בֵּיתָם, הָרָמָתָה; וַיֵּדַע אֶלְקָנָה אֶת-חַנָּה אִשְׁתּוֹ, וַיִּזְכְּרֶהָ יקוק.19 And 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.
כ   וַיְהִי לִתְקֻפוֹת הַיָּמִים, וַתַּהַר חַנָּה וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן; וַתִּקְרָא אֶת-שְׁמוֹ שְׁמוּאֵל, כִּי מֵיקוק שְׁאִלְתִּיו.20 And it came to pass, when the time was come about, that Hannah conceived, and bore a son; and she called his name Samuel: 'because I have asked him of the LORD.'
כא   וַיַּעַל הָאִישׁ אֶלְקָנָה, וְכָל-בֵּיתוֹ, לִזְבֹּחַ לַיקוק אֶת-זֶבַח הַיָּמִים, וְאֶת-נִדְרוֹ.21 And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.
כב   וְחַנָּה, לֹא עָלָתָה:  כִּי-אָמְרָה לְאִישָׁהּ, עַד יִגָּמֵל הַנַּעַר וַהֲבִאֹתִיו וְנִרְאָה אֶת-פְּנֵי יקוק, וְיָשַׁב שָׁם, עַד-עוֹלָם.22 But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband: 'Until the child be weaned, when I will bring him, that he may appear before the LORD, and there abide for ever.'
כג   וַיֹּאמֶר לָהּ אֶלְקָנָה אִישָׁהּ עֲשִׂי הַטּוֹב בְּעֵינַיִךְ, שְׁבִי עַד-גָּמְלֵךְ אֹתוֹ--אַךְ יָקֵם יקוק, אֶת-דְּבָרוֹ; וַתֵּשֶׁב הָאִשָּׁה וַתֵּינֶק אֶת-בְּנָהּ, עַד-גָּמְלָהּ אֹתוֹ.23 And 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 tarried and gave her son suck, until she weaned him.
כד   וַתַּעֲלֵהוּ עִמָּהּ כַּאֲשֶׁר גְּמָלַתּוּ, בְּפָרִים שְׁלֹשָׁה וְאֵיפָה אַחַת קֶמַח וְנֵבֶל יַיִן, וַתְּבִאֵהוּ בֵית-יקוק, שִׁלוֹ; וְהַנַּעַר, נָעַר.24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one ephah of meal, and a bottle of wine, and brought him unto the house of the LORD in Shiloh; and the child was young.
כה   וַיִּשְׁחֲטוּ, אֶת-הַפָּר; וַיָּבִאוּ אֶת-הַנַּעַר, אֶל-עֵלִי.25 And when the bullock was slain, the child was brought to Eli.
כו   וַתֹּאמֶר בִּי אֲדֹנִי, חֵי נַפְשְׁךָ אֲדֹנִי; אֲנִי הָאִשָּׁה, הַנִּצֶּבֶת עִמְּכָה בָּזֶה, לְהִתְפַּלֵּל, אֶל-יקוק.26 And she said: 'Oh, my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.
כז   אֶל-הַנַּעַר הַזֶּה, הִתְפַּלָּלְתִּי; וַיִּתֵּן יקוק לִי אֶת-שְׁאֵלָתִי, אֲשֶׁר שָׁאַלְתִּי מֵעִמּוֹ.27 For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath granted me my petition which I asked of Him;
כח   וְגַם אָנֹכִי, הִשְׁאִלְתִּהוּ לַיקוק, כָּל-הַיָּמִים אֲשֶׁר הָיָה, הוּא שָׁאוּל לַיקוק; וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ שָׁם, לַיקוק28 therefore I also have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he is lent to the LORD.' And he worshipped the LORD there.
ב:א   וַתִּתְפַּלֵּל חַנָּה, וַתֹּאמַר, עָלַץ לִבִּי בַּיקוק, רָמָה קַרְנִי בַּיקוק; רָחַב פִּי עַל-אוֹיְבַי, כִּי שָׂמַחְתִּי בִּישׁוּעָתֶךָ.2:1 And Hannah prayed, and said: my heart exulteth in the LORD, my horn is exalted in the LORD; my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in Thy salvation.
ב   אֵין-קָדוֹשׁ כַּיקוק, כִּי אֵין בִּלְתֶּךָ; וְאֵין צוּר, כֵּא-לקינוּ.2 There is none holy as the LORD, for there is none beside Thee; neither is there any rock like our God.
ג   אַל-תַּרְבּוּ תְדַבְּרוּ גְּבֹהָה גְבֹהָה, יֵצֵא עָתָק מִפִּיכֶם:  כִּי אֵל דֵּעוֹת יקוק, ולא (וְלוֹ) נִתְכְּנוּ עֲלִלוֹת.3 Multiply not exceeding proud talk; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed.
ד   קֶשֶׁת גִּבֹּרִים, חַתִּים; וְנִכְשָׁלִים, אָזְרוּ חָיִל.4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.
ה   שְׂבֵעִים בַּלֶּחֶם נִשְׂכָּרוּ, וּרְעֵבִים חָדֵלּוּ, עַד-עֲקָרָה יָלְדָה שִׁבְעָה, וְרַבַּת בָּנִים אֻמְלָלָה.5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry have ceased; while the barren hath borne seven, she that had many children hath languished.
ו   יקוק, מֵמִית וּמְחַיֶּה; מוֹרִיד שְׁאוֹל, וַיָּעַל.6 The LORD killeth, and maketh alive; He bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
ז   יקוק, מוֹרִישׁ וּמַעֲשִׁיר; מַשְׁפִּיל, אַף-מְרוֹמֵם.7 The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich; He bringeth low, He also lifteth up.
ח   מֵקִים מֵעָפָר דָּל, מֵאַשְׁפֹּת יָרִים אֶבְיוֹן, לְהוֹשִׁיב עִם-נְדִיבִים, וְכִסֵּא כָבוֹד יַנְחִלֵם:  כִּי לַיקוק מְצֻקֵי אֶרֶץ, וַיָּשֶׁת עֲלֵיהֶם תֵּבֵל.8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, He lifteth up the needy from the dung-hill, to make them sit with princes, and inherit the throne of glory; for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and He hath set the world upon them.
ט   רַגְלֵי חֲסִידָו יִשְׁמֹר, וּרְשָׁעִים בַּחֹשֶׁךְ יִדָּמּוּ:  כִּי-לֹא בְכֹחַ, יִגְבַּר-אִישׁ.9 He will keep the feet of His holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for not by strength shall man prevail.
י   יקוק יֵחַתּוּ מְרִיבָו, עָלָו בַּשָּׁמַיִם יַרְעֵם--יקוק, יָדִין אַפְסֵי-אָרֶץ; וְיִתֶּן-עֹז לְמַלְכּוֹ, וְיָרֵם קֶרֶן מְשִׁיחוֹ. 10 They that strive with the LORD shall be broken to pieces; against them will He thunder in heaven; the LORD will judge the ends of the earth; and He will give strength unto His king, and exalt the horn of His anointed.
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