17 God listened to Leah,(A) and she became pregnant and bore Jacob a fifth son.

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22 Then God remembered Rachel;(A) he listened to her(B) and enabled her to conceive.(C)

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17 Eli answered, “Go in peace,(A) and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.(B)

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23 “Do what seems best to you,” her husband Elkanah told her. “Stay here until you have weaned him; only may the Lord make good(A) his[a] word.” So the woman stayed at home and nursed her son until she had weaned(B) him.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 1:23 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint and Syriac your

20 They were helped(A) in fighting them, and God delivered the Hagrites and all their allies into their hands, because they cried(B) out to him during the battle. He answered their prayers, because they trusted(C) in him.

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13 And when he prayed to him, the Lord was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea; so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord is God.

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23 So we fasted(A) and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.

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Children are a heritage from the Lord,
    offspring a reward(A) from him.

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