When the man Elkanah went up with all his family to offer the annual1 sacrifice to the LORD and to fulfill his vow,2
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Hannah did not go. She said to her husband, "After the boy is weaned, I will take him and present3 him before the LORD, and he will live there always."
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"Do what seems best to you," Elkanah her husband told her. "Stay here until you have weaned him; only may the LORD make good4 his word." So the woman stayed at home and nursed her son until she had weaned5 him.
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After he was weaned, she took the boy with her, young as he was, along with a three-year-old bull,6 an ephah of flour and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the LORD at Shiloh.
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When they had slaughtered the bull, they brought the boy to Eli,
and she said to him, "As surely as you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD.
I prayed7 for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.
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So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life8 he will be given over to the LORD." And he worshiped the LORD there.
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