1 Samuel 1:1-6 NIV

The Birth of Samuel

1 There was a certain man from Ramathaim, a Zuphitea from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.

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    • a 1:1 - See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 6:26-27,33-35; or "from Ramathaim Zuphim" .
      2 He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.

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      3 Year after year this man went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the LORD Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were priests of the LORD.

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      4 Whenever the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice, he would give portions of the meat to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters.

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      5 But to Hannah he gave a double portion because he loved her, and the LORD had closed her womb.

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      6 Because the LORD had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her.

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