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that Eli marked her mouth.
SA1 1:13 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but
her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
SA1 1:14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away
thy wine from thee.
SA1 1:15 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 have
poured out my soul before the LORD.
SA1 1:16 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of
the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
SA1 1:17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel
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