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 1:28Context
1:28 Now I dedicate him to the Lord. From this time on he is dedicated to the Lord.” Then they 5 worshiped the Lord there.
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.”
5 tn Heb “he,” apparently referring to Samuel (but cf. CEV “Elkanah”). A few medieval manuscripts and some ancient versions take the verb as plural (cf. TEV, NLT).