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

  • 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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