1:11 She made a vow saying, “O Lord of hosts, if you will look with compassion 1 on the suffering of your female servant, 2 remembering me and not forgetting your servant, and give a male child 3 to your servant, then I will dedicate him to the Lord all the days of his life. His hair will never be cut.” 4
1 Samuel 1:21Context
1:21 This man Elkanah went up with all his family to make the yearly sacrifice to the Lord and to keep his vow,
1 tn Heb “if looking you look.” The expression can refer, as here, to looking favorably upon another, in this case with compassion.
3 tn Heb “seed of men.”
4 tn Heb “a razor will not go up upon his head.”