The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Samuel 2:18–21

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18  But Samuel ministered before YHWH, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.

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19  Moreover his mother made him a little robe, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.

19  And his mother made him a little doublet, and brought it to him from year to year, in her going up in company with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.

19  And his mother fashioned a little tunic for him, which she brought to him on the appointed days, ascending with her husband, so that he might immolate the solemn sacrifice.

20  And Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, and say: 'YHWH give thee seed of this woman for the loan which was lent to YHWH.' And they would go unto their own home.

20  And Heli blessed Helcana and his wife, saying The Lord recompense to thee seed of this woman, in return for the loan which thou hast lent to the Lord: and the man returned to his place.

20  And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife. And he said to him, “May the Lord repay to you offspring from this woman, on behalf of the loan that you offered to the Lord.” And they went away to their own place.

21  So YHWH remembered Hannah, and she conceived, and bore three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the YHWH.

21  And the Lord visited Anna, and she bore yet three sons, and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the Lord.

21  Then the Lord visited Hannah, and she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. And the youth Samuel was magnified with the Lord.