1 Samuel 1:12

“And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe as she continued praying before the Lord, that Eli marked her mouth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now it came about, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli was watching her mouth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, as she continued praying before Jehovah, that Eli marked her mouth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now while she was a long time in prayer before the Lord, Eli was watching her mouth.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass as she continued praying before Jehovah, that Eli marked her mouth.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli observed her mouth.
- Webster's Bible

It happened, as she continued praying before Yahweh, that Eli saw her mouth.
- World English Bible

And it hath been, when she multiplied praying before Jehovah, that Eli is watching her mouth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass, as she prayed long before the LORD, that Eli watched her mouth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 1:12


1:12 Continued - Heb. multiplied to pray. By which it appears that she said much more than is here expressed. And the like you are to judge of the prayers and sermons of other holy persons recorded in scripture, which gives us only the sum and substance of them. This consideration may help us much to understand some passages of the bible.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 1

  • Manasseh.kilemi from Tigania meru county
    God is God of promise:and every drop of tear you pour in the presences of the eyes of God there is a reward
  • Tim George
    Hannah is an example of a woman of God, who kept her composure, in a very difficult situation in life. She could have easily said, woe is me, but instead she submitted to the will of God. By offering Samuel to God, all the days of his life, she demonstrated that serving God is our highest calling in life, no matter what we have to suffer in order to do so.
  • Toni
    I think what stood out to me was that Hannah was so focused on what she didn't have, that she couldn't see what she did have. Be grateful for what you have and trust that God will reward you with the desires of your heart.
  • BSP
    In verse 7 Hannah was taunted so bad that she would weep and not eat. This shows how negatively our words may affect other people if we don't use them in an encouraging way.
  • Arthur Florence
    Ramath. has two wives and there are hannnah and peninneh


  • TIMOTHY IFIDON
    Another significant part about Hannah was that she kept to her vow.We should learn from this.God keeps vow and always honours it.It has always been men who do not keep their own side of the vows.I want you to know that you can turn around your situations by engaging God in a vow.May God help us and give us grace to overcome all our challenges in life,amen

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