1 Samuel 2:26

Hebrew Bible

25 If a man sins against a man, one may appeal to God on his behalf. But if a man sins against the Lord, who can intercede for him?” But Eli’s sons would not listen to their father. Indeed the Lord had decided to kill them. 26 However, the boy Samuel was growing up and finding favor both with the Lord and with people. 27 Then a man of God came to Eli and said to him, “This is what the Lord has said: ‘I plainly revealed myself to your ancestor’s house when they were slaves to the house of Pharaoh in Egypt.

Luke 2:52

New Testament

48 When his parents saw him, they were overwhelmed. His mother said to him, “Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.” 49 But he replied, “Why were you looking for me? Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?” 50 Yet his parents did not understand the remark he made to them. 51 Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. But his mother kept all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and with people.

 Notes and References

"... It seems probable that Joseph and Mary could not have afforded the provision of a five-shekel ransom for the firstborn presented to the Lord (Numbers 18:15–16). The citations of the law do not follow the Greek (Septuagint) text, and we may reasonably assume that Luke’s language here reflects the report of his informants, possibly in a condensed form. But it is clear that in addition to the purification of Mary and the presentation of their firstborn, there is a formal dedication of Jesus to the service of the Lord (compare 1 Samuel 1–2). Since the offering for the firstborn did not require the presence of the child (though the distance from home may have), but dedication would certainly require it, it may be that Luke means to say that the offering of the poor for Mary’s purification (the two doves) was paid, but that Jesus was in fact dedicated thus, like the child Samuel, to the service of the Lord ..."

Jeffrey, David L. Luke (pp. 49-50) Brazos Press, 2012

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