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

  • 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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