And Hannah prayed and said: "... The Lord kills and makes alive;
He brings down to the grave and brings up.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
He brings low and lifts up. He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes and make them inherit the throne of glory.
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and He has set the world upon them.
He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness.
For by strength no man shall prevail. The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken in pieces;
from heaven He will thunder against them.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to His king,
and exalt the horn of His anointed.”
1 Samuel 2:1-10