and her lips were moving
but her voice was not heard.
Eli thought she was drunk, and said to her,
“How long are you going to stay drunk?
Put away your wine.”
“Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied,
“I am a woman who is deeply troubled.
I have not been drinking wine or beer;
I was pouring out my soul to the LORD.
Do not take your servant for a wicked woman;
I have been praying here
out of my great anguish and grief.”
Eli answered, “Go in peace,
and may the God of Israel
grant you what you have asked of him.”
~ 1 Samuel 1