1 Samuel 1:23

“And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Do what seemeth thee good; tarry until thou have weaned him; only the LORD establish his word. So the woman abode, and gave her son suck until she weaned him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Elkanah her husband said vnto her, Do what seemeth thee good, tary vntill thou haue weaned him, only the Lord establish his word: so the woman abode, and gaue her sonne sucke vntill she weaned him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Elkanah her husband said to her, "Do what seems best to you. Remain until you have weaned him; only may the LORD confirm His word. So the woman remained and nursed her son until she weaned him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Do what seemeth thee good; tarry until thou have weaned him; only Jehovah establish his word. So the woman tarried and gave her son suck, until she weaned him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And her husband Elkanah said to her, Do whatever seems right to you, but not till you have taken him from the breast; only may the Lord do as he has said. So the woman, waiting there, gave her son milk till he was old enough to be taken from the breast.
- Basic English Bible

And Elkanah her husband said to her, Do what is good in thy sight: abide until thou hast weaned him; only, may Jehovah fulfil his word. And the woman abode, and gave her son suck until she weaned him.
- Darby Bible

And Elkanah her husband said to her, Do what seemeth to thee good; tarry until thou hast weaned him; only the LORD establish his word. So the woman abode, and nursed her son until she weaned him.
- Webster's Bible

Elkanah her husband said to her, "Do what seems good to you. Wait until you have weaned him; only may Yahweh establish his word." So the woman waited and nursed her son, until she weaned him.
- World English Bible

And Elkanah her husband saith to her, `Do that which is good in thine eyes; abide till thy weaning him; only, Jehovah establish His word;' and the woman abideth and suckleth her son till she hath weaned him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Elkanah her husband said unto her: 'Do what seemeth thee good; tarry until thou have weaned him; only the LORD establish His word.' So the woman tarried and gave her son suck, until she weaned him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 1:23


1:23 His word - His matter or thing; the business concerning the child, what thou hast vowed concerning him, that be may grow up, and be accepted and employed by God in his Service.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 1

  • Lu2577
    For the one who wrote;women were not suppose to "teach" in those day because they were not educated,not the case today". 1Sam.1:15"poured out my soul to the Lord"Luke2:37Anna was a widow,she did not depart from the temple,served God with fastings and prayers,night and day."Ruth,Esther,Sarah,Mary.(LUKE 10:39; women followed Jesus and was taught by him. Women were educated in the ways of the Lord)
  • Bruce
    April: To promise God---, they're already in Sin. God told us to ask: Be careful for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be known unto God. Philippians 4:6/ this is the confidence that we have in him that if we ask anything according to his will,he heareth us: if we know that he hear us---we have the petitions that we desire of Him. 1John 5:14-15
  • April
    I do remember reading in a prior book and other books throughout the bible, speaking on the part of promising something to God and or other people and if you break that promise it is considered a sin,it is better to not promise something with thy lios then to promise something and not follow through,father follows through his words,question is do we? I made a promise to God I am going to keep it!
  • Irene123
    I have seen, so far, just one comment on the back pgs. - of 'deal making' with Gog: "Lord, if you will do this, I will do that." That will not work; God does not make deals; it's God's way or the hell way.
  • Agranpe M. Tanimowo
    Despite the discouragement words from Peninneh, Hannah used her Spiritul Instrucment which is prayer effectively and efficiently, another test came through the high priest, but Hannah was not discouraged because she was focused. Jesus told His disciples that "Howblt this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. She got answer to her prayer. May God give us the spirit of prayer.
  • 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

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