New American Standard Bible
Then Elkanah went to his home at Ramah. But the boy ministered to the LORD before Eli the priest.
King James Bible
And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto the LORD before Eli the priest.
Darby Bible Translation
And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the boy ministered to Jehovah in the presence of Eli the priest.
World English Bible
Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. The child did minister to Yahweh before Eli the priest.
Young's Literal Translation
And Elkanah goeth to Ramath, unto his house, and the youth hath been serving Jehovah, in the presence of Eli the priest;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The word "minister" is used in three senses in Scripture:
(2) of the ministrations of the Levites as rendered to the priests, to aid them in divine Service Numbers 3:6 :
(3) of any service or ministration, especially one rendered to a man of God, as that of Joshua to Moses Numbers 11:28.
The application of it to Samuel as ministering to the Lord before Eli the priest accords "most exactly" with Samuel's condition as a Levite.
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1 Samuel 1:1
Now there was a certain man from Ramathaim-zophim from the hill country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.
1 Samuel 1:19
Then they arose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD, and returned again to their house in Ramah. And Elkanah had relations with Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her.
1 Samuel 1:28
"So I have also dedicated him to the LORD; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the LORD." And he worshiped the LORD there.
1 Samuel 2:18
Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD, as a boy wearing a linen ephod.
1 Samuel 3:1
Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD before Eli. And word from the LORD was rare in those days, visions were infrequent.
1 Samuel 7:17
Then his return was to Ramah, for his house was there, and there he judged Israel; and he built there an altar to the LORD.
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