SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:23 Y Elcana su marido le respondió: Haz lo que bien te pareciere; quédate hasta que lo destetes; solamente el SEÑOR cumpla su palabra. Y se quedó la mujer, y crió su hijo hasta que lo destetó.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 1:23 Verse 23. Until thou have weaned him] On the nature of this weaning, and the time in which it was usually done, the reader will be pleased to refer to the note on Gen. xxi. 8.
The Lord establish his word.] Or, may the Lord establish his word-preserve the child, cause him to grow up, and make him a blessing to Israel.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 23. And Elkanah her husband said unto her, do what seemeth thee good , etc.] He spake like a kind and indulgent husband, knowing that she would not thereby break any law of God; and it might be more for her own health, and the health of the child, to stay longer: tarry till thou have weaned him ; when he would be more fit for the journey, and to be left behind: only the Lord establish his word ; which some understand of the prophecy of Eli that God would grant her request, which being delivered under the direction of the Spirit of God, is called his word; but this was already fulfilled, and established by Hannah’s bearing a son: or the word “his” refers not to the Lord, but to Samuel, and so may respect the word which his mother spake concerning him; either when she made her vow, as Abendana, that he should be a perpetual Nazarite, and the Lord’s as long as he lived: and so Elkanah wishes that he might have health and grow strong, and be fit for the service of the Lord, and live many years to perform it; or what she had just now said, as Abarbinel, that he should abide in the house of God for ever, or as long as he lived: so the woman abode ; at home, while Elkanah and his family went up to Shiloh: and gave her son suck until she weaned him ; did not put him out to a wet or dry nurse, but suckled him herself with what nature had provided for his nourishment, as becomes women to do, if their circumstances of health, and the provisions of nature, will admit 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 ויאמר 559 לה אלקנה 511 אישׁה 376 עשׂי 6213 הטוב 2896 בעיניך 5869 שׁבי 3427 עד 5704 גמלך 1580 אתו 853 אך 389 יקם 6965 יהוה 3068 את 853 דברו 1697 ותשׁב 3427 האשׁה 802 ותינק 3243 את 853 בנה 1121 עד 5704 גמלה 1580 אתו׃ 853