1 Samuel 2:11
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New International Version
Then Elkanah went home to Ramah, but the boy ministered before the LORD under Eli the priest.

New Living Translation
Then Elkanah returned home to Ramah without Samuel. And the boy served the LORD by assisting Eli the priest.

English Standard Version
Then Elkanah went home to Ramah. And the boy was ministering to the LORD in the presence of Eli the priest.

New American Standard Bible
Then Elkanah went to his home at Ramah. But the boy ministered to the LORD before Eli the priest.

King James Bible
And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto the LORD before Eli the priest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Elkanah went home to Ramah, but the boy served the LORD in the presence of Eli the priest.

International Standard Version
Then Elkanah went to his house at Ramah, while the boy was ministering to the LORD in the presence of Eli the priest.

NET Bible
Then Elkanah went back home to Ramah. But the boy was serving the LORD under the supervision of Eli the priest.

New Heart English Bible
Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. The child served the LORD before Eli the priest.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Elkanah went home to Ramah. But the boy [Samuel] served the LORD under the priest Eli.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto the LORD before Eli the priest.

New American Standard 1977
Then Elkanah went to his home at Ramah. But the boy ministered to the LORD before Eli the priest.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child ministered unto the LORD before Eli the priest.

King James 2000 Bible
And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto the LORD before Eli the priest.

American King James Version
And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister to the LORD before Eli the priest.

American Standard Version
And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto Jehovah before Eli the priest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Elcana went to Ramatha, to his house: but the child ministered in the sight of the Lord before the face of Heli the priest.

Darby Bible Translation
And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the boy ministered to Jehovah in the presence of Eli the priest.

English Revised Version
And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto the LORD before Eli the priest.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child ministered to the LORD before Eli the priest.

World English Bible
Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. The child did minister to Yahweh before Eli the priest.

Young's Literal Translation
And Elkanah goeth to Ramath, unto his house, and the youth hath been serving Jehovah, in the presence of Eli the priest;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:11-26 Samuel, being devoted to the Lord in a special manner, was from a child employed about the sanctuary in the services he was capable of. As he did this with a pious disposition of mind, it was called ministering unto the Lord. He received a blessing from the Lord. Those young people who serve God as well as they can, he will enable to improve, that they may serve him better. Eli shunned trouble and exertion. This led him to indulge his children, without using parental authority to restrain and correct them when young. He winked at the abuses in the service of the sanctuary till they became customs, and led to abominations; and his sons, who should have taught those that engaged in the service of the sanctuary what was good, solicited them to wickedness. Their offence was committed even in offering the sacrifices for sins, which typified the atonement of the Saviour! Sins against the remedy, the atonement itself, are most dangerous, they tread under foot the blood of the covenant. Eli's reproof was far too mild and gentle. In general, none are more abandoned than the degenerate children of godly persons, when they break through restraints.
Study Bible
Hannah's Prayer of Thanksgiving
10"Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed." 11Then Elkanah went to his home at Ramah. But the boy ministered to the LORD before Eli the priest. 12Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know the LORD…
Cross References
1 Samuel 1:1
Now there was a certain man from Ramathaim-zophim from the hill country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.

1 Samuel 1:19
Then they arose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD, and returned again to their house in Ramah. And Elkanah had relations with Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her.

1 Samuel 1:28
"So I have also dedicated him to the LORD; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the LORD." And he worshiped the LORD there.

1 Samuel 2:18
Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD, as a boy wearing a linen ephod.

1 Samuel 3:1
Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD before Eli. And word from the LORD was rare in those days, visions were infrequent.

1 Samuel 7:17
Then his return was to Ramah, for his house was there, and there he judged Israel; and he built there an altar to the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister to the LORD before Eli the priest.

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1 Samuel 2:18 But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.

1 Samuel 1:28 Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he lives he …

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