1 Samuel 1 ©
Elkanah a Levite hath two wives; he goeth yearly to worship at Shiloh. He favoureth Hannah, and comforteth her, when insulted on account of her barrenness by Peninnah. Hannah in grief prayeth for a child, and voweth to give him unto the Lord. Eli mistaking, at first rebuketh, but afterward blesseth her. God remembereth Hannah; she beareth Samuel, and stayeth at home till he is weaned. She presenteth him to the Lord according to her vow.
And this man went up out of his city 1yearly to dworship and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts ein Shiloh. And the ftwo sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD, were there.
And as khe did so year by year, 4when she went up to the house of the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.
And she pvowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed qlook on the affliction of thine handmaid, and rremember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a 6man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and sthere shall no razor come upon his head.
Wherefore it came to pass, 10when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name 11Samuel, jsaying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.
And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli.
Therefore also I have 12lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth 13he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.