1 Samuel 1:23-28 NIV

23 "Do what seems best to you," Elkanah her husband told her. "Stay here until you have weaned him; only may the LORD make good1 hisa word." So the woman stayed at home and nursed her son until she had weaned2 him.

References for 1 Samuel 1:23

    • d 1:23 - Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint and Syriac "your"
      24 After he was weaned, she took the boy with her, young as he was, along with a three-year-old bull,b3 an ephahc of flour and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the LORD at Shiloh.

      References for 1 Samuel 1:24

        • e 1:24 - Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint and Syriac; Masoretic Text "with three bulls"
        • f 1:24 - That is, probably about 3/5 bushel (about 22 liters)
          25 When they had slaughtered the bull, they brought the boy to Eli,
          26 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.
          27 I prayed4 for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.

          References for 1 Samuel 1:27

          28 So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life5 he will be given over to the LORD." And he worshiped the LORD there.

          References for 1 Samuel 1:28