And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Do what seems to you good; tarry until you have weaned him; only the LORD establish his word. So the woman abode, and nursed her son until she weaned him.
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George Leo Haydock
Word, by preserving the life of the child, (Calmet) and enabling him to serve according to our engagement. (Haydock)
Word is often put for "a thing "in Hebrew. May God perfect his own work. (Menochius)