1 Samuel 1:21

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went vp to offer vnto the Lord the yeerely sacrifice, and his vowe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the man Elkanah went up with all his household to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice and {pay} his vow.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto Jehovah the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the man Elkanah with all his family went up to make the year's offering to the Lord, and to give effect to his oath.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

And the man Elkanah goeth up, and all his house, to sacrifice to Jehovah the sacrifice of the days, and his vow.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 1:21


1:21 His house - Hannah only and her child excepted. His vow - By which it appears, though it was not expressed before, that he heard and consented to her vow, and that he added a vow of his own, if God answered his prayers.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 1

  • Manasseh.kilemi from Tigania meru county
    God is God of promise:and every drop of tear you pour in the presences of the eyes of God there is a reward
  • Tim George
    Hannah is an example of a woman of God, who kept her composure, in a very difficult situation in life. She could have easily said, woe is me, but instead she submitted to the will of God. By offering Samuel to God, all the days of his life, she demonstrated that serving God is our highest calling in life, no matter what we have to suffer in order to do so.
  • Toni
    I think what stood out to me was that Hannah was so focused on what she didn't have, that she couldn't see what she did have. Be grateful for what you have and trust that God will reward you with the desires of your heart.
  • BSP
    In verse 7 Hannah was taunted so bad that she would weep and not eat. This shows how negatively our words may affect other people if we don't use them in an encouraging way.
  • Arthur Florence
    Ramath. has two wives and there are hannnah and peninneh


  • TIMOTHY IFIDON
    Another significant part about Hannah was that she kept to her vow.We should learn from this.God keeps vow and always honours it.It has always been men who do not keep their own side of the vows.I want you to know that you can turn around your situations by engaging God in a vow.May God help us and give us grace to overcome all our challenges in life,amen

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