11 Then Elkanah went home (A)to Ramah. (B)And the boy[a] was ministering to the Lord in the presence of Eli the priest.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 2:11 Hebrew na‘ar can be rendered boy (2:11, 18, 21, 26; 3:1, 8), servant (2:13, 15), or young man (2:17), depending on the context

The Lord Calls Samuel

(A)Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord in the presence of Eli. (B)And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision.

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18 (A)Samuel was ministering before the Lord, a boy (B)clothed with a linen ephod.

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28 Therefore I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.”

(A)And he worshiped the Lord there.

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15 Samuel lay until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. And Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli.

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19 They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at (A)Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the Lord (B)remembered her.

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