Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on 1 Samuel 2:11 in English Standard Version "Then Elkanah went home to Ramah. And the boy was ministering to the Lord in the presence of Eli the priest." 1Sa 1:19 They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembered her. 1Sa 2:18 Samuel was ministering before the Lord, a boy clothed with a linen ephod. 1Sa 3:1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord in the presence of Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision.