Elkanah a Levite having two wives, worshippeth yearly at Shiloh. He cherisheth Hannah, though barren, and provoked by Peninah. Hannah in grief prayeth for a child. Eli first rebuking her, afterwards blesseth her. Hannah having born Samuel, stayeth at home till he be weaned. She presenteth him, according to her vow, to Yahweh.