SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:20 Y fue que al pasar el tiempo, Ana concibió, y dio a luz un hijo, y le puso por nombre Samuel (demandado de Dios ), diciendo : Por cuanto lo demandé al SEŃOR.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 1:20 Verse 20. Called his name Samuel] As she gave this name to her son because she had asked him of the Lord, the word lawmŤ Shemuel must be here considerably contracted; if it express this sentiment, the component parts of it are the following: lam lwaŤ shaul meEl, "asked of God.' This name would put both the mother and the son in continual remembrance of the Divine interposition at his birth. See on ver. 28.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 20. Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about, after Hannah had conceived , etc.] Or, “at the revolutions of days” f31 ; at the end of a year, of a complete year, as Ben Melech, from their return from Shiloh; for it might be some time after their return that she conceived; or rather the sense is, that at nine months’ end, the usual time of a woman’s going with child from her conception, which is the date here given: that she bare a son : was brought to bed of a son: and called his name Samuel, [saying], because I have asked him of the Lord ; one would think rather his name should have been Saul, for the reason given; but, as Ben Gersom observes, givers of names are not always grammatically strict and critical in them, or in the etymology of them, as in the names of Reuben and Noah, in which he instances; and this may be the rather overlooked in a woman, than in a man of learning. According to Kimchi, it is as if it was Saulmeel; that is, “asked of God”, and by contraction Samuel; but Hillerus gives a better account of this name, and takes it to be composed of Saul-mul-el, “asked before God”, “in the sight of God”, “before the ark of God”. This name Hannah gave her son (for sometimes the father, and sometimes the mother, gave the name) in memory of the wonderful favour and goodness of God in granting her request; and to impress her own mind with a sense of the obligation she lay under, to perform her vow, and to engage her son the more readily to give up himself to the service of God, when he reflected on his name, and the reason of it.
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 ויהי 1961 לתקפות 8622 הימים 3117 ותהר 2029 חנה 2584 ותלד 3205 בן 1121 ותקרא 7121 את 853 שׁמו 8034 שׁמואל 8050 כי 3588 מיהוה 3068 שׁאלתיו׃ 7592