SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:19 Â¶ Y levantándose de mañana, adoraron delante del SEÑOR, y volvieron, y llegaron a su casa en Ramá. Y Elcana conoció a Ana su mujer, y el SEÑOR se acordó de ella.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 19. And they rose up in the morning early , etc.] Partly for devotion, and partly for the sake of their journey: and worshipped before the Lord ; went up to the tabernacle, and prayed with their faces towards that part of it, the western part, where stood the ark of the Lord, the symbol of the divine Presence; and when they no doubt gave thanks for all the favours they had received there, and prayed for a safe and prosperous journey home, committing themselves to the care of divine Providence: and returned, and came to their house to Ramah ; or “Ramatha”, the same with Ramathaim, ( 1 Samuel 1:1). Abarbinel thinks that Elkanah had two houses, one at Ramah for Peninnah, and another at Ramatha for Hannah; and that this was Hannah’s house, to which they returned and came: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife : cohabited with her as a man with his wife; it is a modest expression of the conjugal act; (see Genesis 4:1) and is observed to show that the conception and birth of Samuel were not in a supernatural way, but in the ordinary way and manner of generation: and the Lord remembered her ; the prayer she had made to him, opened her womb, as he had before shut it, and gave her power to conceive.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 19-28 - Elkanah and his family had a journey before them, and a family of children to take with them, yet they would not move till they ha worshipped God together. Prayer and provender do not hinder a journey When men are in such haste to set out upon journeys, or to engage in business, that they have not time to worship God, they are likely to proceed without his presence and blessing. Hannah, though she felt warm regard for the courts of God's house, begged to stay at home. God will have mercy, and not sacrifice. Those who are detained from publi ordinances, by the nursing and tending of little children, may tak comfort from this instance, and believe, that if they do that duty in right spirit, God will graciously accept them therein. Hannah presented her child to the Lord with a grateful acknowledgment of his goodness in answer to prayer. Whatever we give to God, it is what we have firs asked and received from him. All our gifts to him were first his gift to us. The child Samuel early showed true piety. Little children shoul be taught to worship God when very young. Their parents should teac them in it, bring them to it, and put them on doing it as well as the can; God will graciously accept them, and will teach them to do better __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew וישׁכמו 7925 בבקר 1242 וישׁתחוו 7812 לפני 6440 יהוה 3068 וישׁבו 7725 ויבאו 935 אל 413 ביתם 1004 הרמתה 7414 וידע 3045 אלקנה 511 את 853 חנה 2584 אשׁתו 802 ויזכרה 2142 יהוה׃ 3068