1 Samuel 1:10-20
New International Version
10 In her deep anguish(A) Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. 11 And she made a vow,(B) saying, “Lord Almighty(C), if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember(D) me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life,(E) and no razor(F) will ever be used on his head.”
12 As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. 13 Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk 14 and said to her, “How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.”
15 “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled.(G) I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring(H) out my soul to the Lord. 16 Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”(I)
19 Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the Lord and then went back to their home at Ramah.(N) Elkanah made love to his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered(O) her. 20 So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son.(P) She named(Q) him Samuel,[a](R) saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.”
- 1 Samuel 1:20 Samuel sounds like the Hebrew for heard by God.