1 Samuel 1:5

“But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But vnto Hannah he gaue a worthy portion: (for he loued Hannah, but the Lord had shut vp her wombe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, but the LORD had closed her womb.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but unto Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but Jehovah had shut up her womb.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But to Hannah he gave one part, though Hannah was very dear to him, but the Lord had not let her have children.
- Basic English Bible

but to Hannah he used to give a double portion, for he loved Hannah; but Jehovah had shut up her womb.
- Darby Bible

But to Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah; but the LORD had rendered her barren.
- Webster's Bible

but to Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but Yahweh had shut up her womb.
- World English Bible

and to Hannah he giveth a certain portion -- double, for he hath loved Hannah, and Jehovah hath shut her womb;
- Youngs Literal Bible

but unto Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but the LORD had shut up her womb.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 1:5


1:5 Shut up her womb - Yet Elkanah did not withdraw his love from her. To abate out just love to any relation, for the sake of any infirmity which they cannot help, is to add affliction to the afflicted.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 1

  • 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.
  • Gerald Bankhead
    Jesus is the Son of God, but is Himself a God. I believe this is the Son praying to His Father. Rather than a God praying to a God. At the time Jesus spoke to God, The Father, He knew He was answering to someone with more power, so to speak. If not, why ask? Jesus was asking the only person, He knew could
    Help Him.
  • Ar
    Nessage to To Chapter 0: May be, you could let us know where you read about the things you comment about, Chapter 0, so we can help each other.

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