1 Samuel 1:21
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New International Version
When her husband Elkanah went up with all his family to offer the annual sacrifice to the LORD and to fulfill his vow,

New Living Translation
The next year Elkanah and his family went on their annual trip to offer a sacrifice to the LORD.

English Standard Version
The man Elkanah and all his house went up to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice and to pay his vow.

New American Standard Bible
Then the man Elkanah went up with all his household to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice and pay his vow.

King James Bible
And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Elkanah and all his household went up to make the annual sacrifice and his vow offering to the LORD,

International Standard Version
Then Elkanah went up with all his family to offer the yearly sacrifice to the LORD and pay his vow.

NET Bible
This man Elkanah went up with all his family to make the yearly sacrifice to the LORD and to keep his vow,

New Heart English Bible
The man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and to redeem his vow and all the tithes of his land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
To keep his vow, Elkanah and his entire household again went to offer the annual sacrifice to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

New American Standard 1977
Then the man Elkanah went up with all his household to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice and pay his vow.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the man Elkanah and all his house went up to offer unto the LORD the accustomed sacrifice and his vow.

King James 2000 Bible
And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

American King James Version
And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

American Standard Version
And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto Jehovah the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Elcana her husband went up, and all his house, to offer to the Lord the solemn sacrifice, and his vow.

Darby Bible Translation
And Elkanah her husband, and all his house, went up to sacrifice to Jehovah the yearly sacrifice and his vow.

English Revised Version
And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

World English Bible
The man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer to Yahweh the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

Young's Literal Translation
And the man Elkanah goeth up, and all his house, to sacrifice to Jehovah the sacrifice of the days, and his vow.
Study Bible
The Birth of Samuel
20It came about in due time, after Hannah had conceived, that she gave birth to a son; and she named him Samuel, saying, "Because I have asked him of the LORD." 21Then the man Elkanah went up with all his household to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice and pay his vow. 22But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, "I will not go up until the child is weaned; then I will bring him, that he may appear before the LORD and stay there forever."…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:11
then it shall come about that the place in which the LORD your God will choose for His name to dwell, there you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution of your hand, and all your choice votive offerings which you will vow to the LORD.

1 Samuel 1:3
Now this man would go up from his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice to the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were priests to the LORD there.

1 Samuel 2:19
And his mother would make him a little robe and bring it to him from year to year when she would come up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.
Treasury of Scripture

And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

1 Samuel 1:3 And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice …

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household …

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day …

Psalm 101:2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come …

(21) And his vow.--Elkanah too had vowed a vow unto the Lord, in case his wife Hannah should have a son. It has been remarked that vows are characteristic of that particular age of the Judges; for instance, we have detailed accounts of Samson and Jephthan's vows, the oath in the Benjamite vow, &c.

Verse 21. - Elkanah... went up. When at the return of the year Elkanah went up as usual to Shiloh, Hannah remained at home, purposing to wait there till her son was old enough to be given to the Lord. This followed soon after his weaning, which in the East is delayed much longer than with us. In 2 Macc. 7:27 we find three years mentioned as the usual period of lactation, but the chief Jewish authorities make the time one year shorter. At three years old a child in the East would cease to be troublesome; but besides this, there was an order of women attached to the sanctuary (see on 1 Samuel 2:22), and probably regulations for the training of children devoted to the temple service. The yearly sacrifice, lit. "sacrifice of days," would include among its duties the carrying to Shiloh of the tithes which were to be consumed before the Lord (Deuteronomy 12:17, 18), and the payment of those portions of the produce which belonged to Jehovah and the priests, and had become due during the year. His vow shows that Elkanah had ratified Hannah's words, by adding thereto a thank-offering from himself. At Shiloh Samuel was to abide forever; his dedication was to be for his whole life. And when Elkanah prays, Only the Lord establish his word, it is evident that he and Hannah expected that a child born under such special circumstances would, like so many children of mothers long barren, be intended for some extraordinary work. The word of Jehovah referred to is that spoken by Eli in ver. 17, which contained not merely the assurance of the birth of a son, but a general confirmation and approval of all that Hannah had prayed for. In ver. 24 the Septuagint reads, "a bullock of three years old," probably on account of the one bullock mentioned in ver. 25; but as three-tenths of an ephah of flour formed the appointed meat offering for one bullock (Numbers 15:8-10), the mention of a whole ephah confirms the reading three bullocks. Probably the one bullock in ver. 25 was the special burnt offering accompanying the solemn dedication of Samuel to Jehovah's service, while the other two were for Elkanah's usual yearly sacrifice, and the thank offering which he had vowed. At the end of the verse the Hebrews reads, "And the child was a child," the word in both places being na'ar, which may mean anything up to fifteen years of age. The child really was about three years old, and the Sept. is probably right in reading, "And the child was with them." Both the Vulgate, however, and the Syriac agree with the Hebrew. And the man Elkanah, and all his house,.... All his family, excepting Hannah, and her son Samuel; or all the men of his house, as the Targum; for only the males were obliged to appear at the three festivals:

went up to Shiloh; to the house of God there:

to offer unto the Lord the yearly sacrifice; either the passover, to which men commonly went up with their families: see Luke 2:41, or rather it may be what was offered at the feast of tabernacles, as Abarbinel thinks, the time of the ingathering the fruits of the earth, when men went up with their families to offer sacrifice, and express their joy on that account, Deuteronomy 16:10.

and his vow: which he had made between feast and feast; for whatever vows men made at home, on any account, they paid them at the yearly festivals; and this vow might be on the account of the birth of his son, by way of thanksgiving for that. 21. the man Elkanah … went up to offer … his vow—The solemn expression of his concurrence in Hannah's vow was necessary to make it obligatory. (See on [234]Nu 30:3).1:19-28 Elkanah and his family had a journey before them, and a family of children to take with them, yet they would not move till they had worshipped God together. Prayer and provender do not hinder a journey. When men are in such haste to set out upon journeys, or to engage in business, that they have not time to worship God, they are likely to proceed without his presence and blessing. Hannah, though she felt a warm regard for the courts of God's house, begged to stay at home. God will have mercy, and not sacrifice. Those who are detained from public ordinances, by the nursing and tending of little children, may take comfort from this instance, and believe, that if they do that duty in a right spirit, God will graciously accept them therein. Hannah presented her child to the Lord with a grateful acknowledgment of his goodness in answer to prayer. Whatever we give to God, it is what we have first asked and received from him. All our gifts to him were first his gifts to us. The child Samuel early showed true piety. Little children should be taught to worship God when very young. Their parents should teach them in it, bring them to it, and put them on doing it as well as they can; God will graciously accept them, and will teach them to do better.
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