When Elkanah and all his household went up to make the annual sacrifice and keep his solemn promise,
Hannah didn't go. "I'll bring the boy when he is weaned," she told her husband, "so he can be presented to the LORD and stay there permanently. I will offer him as a nazirite forever."
"Do what seems best to you," said her husband Elkanah. "Stay here until you've weaned him. But may the LORD bring to pass what you've promised." So the woman stayed home and nursed her son until she had weaned him.
When he had been weaned and was still very young, Hannah took him, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and a jar of wine, and brought him to the LORD's house at Shiloh.
They slaughtered the bull, then brought the boy to Eli.
"Excuse me, sir!" Hannah said. "As surely as you live, sir, I am the woman who stood here next to you, praying to the LORD.
I prayed for this boy, and the LORD gave me what I asked from him.
So now I give this boy back to the LORD. As long as he lives, he is given to the LORD." Then they worshipped there before the LORD.