1 Samuel 1:19-23 (New International Version)

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19 Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the LORD and then went back to their home at Ramah.1 Elkanah lay with Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered2 her. 20 So in the course of time Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son.3 She named4 him Samuel,a5 saying, "Because I asked the LORD for him."

Hannah Dedicates Samuel

21 When the man Elkanah went up with all his family to offer the annual6 sacrifice to the LORD and to fulfill his vow,7 22 Hannah did not go. She said to her husband, "After the boy is weaned, I will take him and present8 him before the LORD, and he will live there always." 23 "Do what seems best to you," Elkanah her husband told her. "Stay here until you have weaned him; only may the LORD make good9 hisb word." So the woman stayed at home and nursed her son until she had weaned10 him.
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