1 Samuel 1:6

“And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And her aduersary also prouoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the Lord had shut vp her wombe.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Her rival, however, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And her rival provoked her sore, to make her fret, because Jehovah had shut up her womb.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the other wife did everything possible to make her unhappy, because the Lord had not let her have children;
- Basic English Bible

And her adversary provoked her much also, to make her fret, because Jehovah had shut up her womb.
- Darby Bible

And her adversary also provoked her greatly, to make her fret, because the LORD had made her barren.
- Webster's Bible

Her rival provoked her severely, to make her fret, because Yahweh had shut up her womb.
- World English Bible

and her adversity hath also provoked her greatly, so as to make her tremble, for Jehovah hath shut up her womb.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And her rival vexed her sore, to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 1:6

1:6 Her adversary - Peninnah: so her envy or jealousy made her though so nearly related.

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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