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Eli’s Wicked Sons

11 Then Elkanah went home to Ramah, while the boy remained to minister to the Lord, in the presence of the priest Eli.

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Samuel’s Calling and Prophetic Activity

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.

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The Child Samuel at Shiloh

18 Samuel was ministering before the Lord, a boy wearing a linen ephod.

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

She left him there for[a] the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 1:28 Gk (Compare Q Ms) and Gk at 2.11: MT And he (that is, Elkanah) worshiped there before

15 Samuel lay there until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. 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 Ramah. Elkanah knew his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her.

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