And Hannahanswered and said , No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowfulaspirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soulbefore the LORD.16Count not thine handmaidfor a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaintb and grief have I spoken hitherto.
Then Elianswered and said , Go in peace: and the God of Israelgrant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.
And she said , Let thine handmaidfindgrace in thy sight. So the womanwent her way, and did eat , and her countenance was no more sad.
And they rose up in the morningearly , and worshippedbefore the LORD, and returned , and came to their house to Ramah: and ElkanahknewHannah his wife; and the LORDremembered her.
Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived , that she bare a son, and called his nameSamuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.21
And the manElkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the LORD the yearlysacrifice, and his vow.22
But Hannah went not up ; for she said unto her husband, I will not go up until the child be weaned , and then I will bring him, that he may appearbefore the LORD, and there abideforever.23
And Elkanah her husbandsaid unto her, Do what seemeth thee good;tarry until thou have weaned him; only the LORDestablish his word. So the womanabode , and gave her sonsuck until she weaned him.
And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with threebullocks, and oneephah of flour, and a bottle of wine, and brought him unto the house of the LORD in Shiloh: and the child was young.25
And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli.