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

  • A disciple
    The nature of a bully is to abuse others in order to dominate them with cruelty and fear. The man or woman of God who walks in truth and speaks the truth to his or her neighbor, is then slandered and castigated by the immature and the selfish, who are unaccustomed to being corrected, and offended by wholesome teaching. Its not "religious oppression" to prod your brethren on to perfection!
  • BSP
    Verse 6: Peninnah bullied Hannah because she was jealous of her. This attitude is looked down upon here and it shows how Jehovah God views bullying.
  • Shine
    Four biblical steps we can learn from 1 Samuel 1
    1.She kept her promise to God
    2.She went to church
    3.She gave special offering - I Samuel 1 : 25
    4.She sang a Christian song 😃"There is none holy as the Lord there's none besides thee"
    Many of us we ask God to bless, but we don't keep our promise.
    Examples : God give a job and I will pay my tithe, do we pay it faithfully?



  • Anne
    I made a commitment to God and I believe he blessed me accordingly. Hannah made a commitment (vow) to God and he blessed her. Ps. 37:4 says 'delight thyself also in the Lord and he shall give you the desires of your heart'.
  • Art
    This is a woman (Hannah) who loves God with all her Heart, Soul and Mind ask our God for a request and because God believed her he granted her request..basically LOVE ALWAYS CONQUERS ALL
  • BSP
    Hannah's circumstances had not changed in verse 18, but her viewpoint is what changed. We can choose to focus on the problem or we can focus on positive things like Hannah.

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