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

  • 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
  • BSP
    High Priest Eli mistakenly thought that Hannah was drunk. He did not have all the facts and he made a wrong assumption. We can learn a lesson from this and refrain from making assumptions too fast.
  • 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!

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