1 Samuel 2:21
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English Standard Version
Indeed the LORD visited Hannah, and she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew in the presence of the LORD.

King James Bible
And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah visited Hannah, and she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord visited Anna, and she conceived, and bore three sons and two daughters: and the child Samuel became great before the Lord.

English Revised Version
And the LORD visited Hannah, and she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bore three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

They did still worse. "Even before the fat was consumed," i.e., before the fat portions of the sacrifice had been placed in the altar-fire for the Lord (Leviticus 3:3-5), the priest's servant came and demanded flesh of the person sacrificing, to be roasted for the priest; "for he will not take boiled flesh of thee, but only חי, raw, i.e., fresh meat." And if the person sacrificing replied, "They will burn the fat directly (lit. 'at this time,' as in Genesis 25:31; 1 Kings 22:5), then take for thyself, as thy soul desireth," he said, "No (לו for לא), but thou shalt give now; if not, I take by force." These abuses were practised by the priests in connection with the thank-offerings, with which a sacrificial meal was associated. Of these offerings, with which a sacrificial meal was associated. Of these offerings, the portion which legally fell to the priest as his share was the heave-leg and wave-breast. And this he was to receive after the fat portions of the sacrifice had been burned upon the altar (see Leviticus 7:30-34). To take the flesh of the sacrificial animal and roast it before this offering had been made, was a crime which was equivalent to a robbery of God, and is therefore referred to here with the emphatic particle גּם, as being the worst crime that the sons of Eli committed. Moreover, the priests could not claim any of the flesh which the offerer of the sacrifice boiled for the sacrificial meal, after burning the fat portions upon the altar and giving up the portions which belonged to them, to say nothing of their taking it forcibly out of the pots while it was being boiled.

1 Samuel 2:21 Parallel Commentaries

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visited

1 Samuel 1:19,20 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah...

Genesis 21:1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had spoken.

Luke 1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he has visited and redeemed his people,

grew

1 Samuel 2:26 And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favor both with the LORD, and also with men.

1 Samuel 3:19 And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.

Judges 13:24 And the woman bore a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.

Luke 1:80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing to Israel.

Luke 2:40,52 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was on him...

Cross References
Luke 1:80
And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

Luke 2:40
And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.

Genesis 21:1
The LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had promised.

Judges 13:24
And the woman bore a son and called his name Samson. And the young man grew, and the LORD blessed him.

1 Samuel 2:26
Now the boy Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favor with the LORD and also with man.

1 Samuel 3:19
And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.

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