1 Samuel 1:10

“And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And shee was in bitternesse of soule, and prayed vnto the Lord, and wept sore.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She, greatly distressed, prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto Jehovah, and wept sore.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And with grief in her soul, weeping bitterly, she made her prayer to the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

and she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to Jehovah, and wept much.
- Darby Bible

And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept bitterly.
- Webster's Bible

She was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to Yahweh, and wept bitterly.
- World English Bible

And she is bitter in soul, and prayeth unto Jehovah, and weepeth greatly,
- Youngs Literal Bible

and she was in bitterness of soul--and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 1:10

1:10 Bitterness - That is, oppressed with grief. Prayed unto the Lord - They had newly offered their peace - offerings, to obtain the favour of God, and in token of their communion with him, they had feasted upon the sacrifice: and now it was proper to put up her prayer, in virtue of the sacrifice. For the peace - offerings typified Christ's mediation, as well as the sin - offerings: since by this not only atonement is made for sin, but an answer to our prayers obtained.

Discussion for 1 Samuel 1

  • Shaneika Roberts
    The Lord hears the cries of his children. What Hannah had to go through was hard but she kept the faith and trusted God and her reward was great.
  • Danielle
    It is amazing how Hannah was able to withstand all of that torment, and still trust God!
  • Nikelwa
    Comment The story of Hanna is very painful but when you trust in God and believe in him nothing is impossible, I'm also like Hanna.
  • Getrude
    It indeed an encouraging scripture.No matter what people say about our situations,never stop crying to your God for one day,God will answer you!
  • Karl
    responds to Devlin; thanks for answering back, don't know Hebrew, trust the scholars for that, but as I understand it -eli eli lema sabachthani- my god my god why hast thought forsaken me. My question then to you would be simply who do you think JESUS was; mere prophet, jewish demigod, divinely inspired rabbi, or the LORD made flesh? What was the LORD trying to teach with those last words?
  • Monica
    God is a very loving Father and he will never abandon those that call to him in the name of Jesus his only Son. Regardless of how long Hannah being barren, she knew in her heart that God, and God alone could change her situation. When she prayed, she prayed without doubt that God was listening to her prayer and that he would answer. We sometimes pray without believing - whether what I have asked for will come through or not? Or the doctor has said I have few weeks to live before I die so I'm not quite so what will happen! Doubts closes the door to God's mercy throne. Hannah prayed believing and she received but she also lived up to the promise she made to give back the child for God's glory. Wonderful lesson and one of my favorites.

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