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First Reading for the Advent Weekday on December 22

1 Samuel 1:24-28

Summary: Hannah fulfills her vow, presenting Samuel at the Lord's temple. She recounts her prayer for a child, now dedicating Samuel to the Lord for his entire life.

Hannah's Gift to the Lord

In those days, Hannah brought Samuel with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine, and presented him at the temple of the LORD in Shiloh.

After the boy’s father had sacrificed the young bull, Hannah, his mother, approached Eli and said: “Pardon, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood near you here, praying to the LORD. I prayed for this child, and the LORD granted my request. Now I, in turn, give him to the LORD; as long as he lives, he shall be dedicated to the LORD.” She left Samuel there.

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