1 Samuel 2:11; 1 Samuel 2:18-21; 1 Samuel 2:26
Then Elkanah went home to Ramah, but the boy ministered before the LORD under Eli the priest.
But Samuel was ministering before the LORD--a boy wearing a linen ephod.
Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went up with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice.
Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, saying, "May the LORD give you children by this woman to take the place of the one she prayed for and gave to the LORD." Then they would go home.
And the LORD was gracious to Hannah; she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the LORD.
And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favor with the LORD and with men.