1 Samuel 1:10

“And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And shee was in bitternesse of soule, and prayed vnto the Lord, and wept sore.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She, greatly distressed, prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto Jehovah, and wept sore.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And with grief in her soul, weeping bitterly, she made her prayer to the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

and she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to Jehovah, and wept much.
- Darby Bible

And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept bitterly.
- Webster's Bible

She was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to Yahweh, and wept bitterly.
- World English Bible

And she is bitter in soul, and prayeth unto Jehovah, and weepeth greatly,
- Youngs Literal Bible

and she was in bitterness of soul--and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 1:10


1:10 Bitterness - That is, oppressed with grief. Prayed unto the Lord - They had newly offered their peace - offerings, to obtain the favour of God, and in token of their communion with him, they had feasted upon the sacrifice: and now it was proper to put up her prayer, in virtue of the sacrifice. For the peace - offerings typified Christ's mediation, as well as the sin - offerings: since by this not only atonement is made for sin, but an answer to our prayers obtained.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 1

  • A disciple
    The nature of a bully is to abuse others in order to dominate them with cruelty and fear. The man or woman of God who walks in truth and speaks the truth to his or her neighbor, is then slandered and castigated by the immature and the selfish, who are unaccustomed to being corrected, and offended by wholesome teaching. Its not "religious oppression" to prod your brethren on to perfection!
  • BSP
    Verse 6: Peninnah bullied Hannah because she was jealous of her. This attitude is looked down upon here and it shows how Jehovah God views bullying.
  • Shine
    Four biblical steps we can learn from 1 Samuel 1
    1.She kept her promise to God
    2.She went to church
    3.She gave special offering - I Samuel 1 : 25
    4.She sang a Christian song 😃"There is none holy as the Lord there's none besides thee"
    Many of us we ask God to bless, but we don't keep our promise.
    Examples : God give a job and I will pay my tithe, do we pay it faithfully?



  • Anne
    I made a commitment to God and I believe he blessed me accordingly. Hannah made a commitment (vow) to God and he blessed her. Ps. 37:4 says 'delight thyself also in the Lord and he shall give you the desires of your heart'.
  • Art
    This is a woman (Hannah) who loves God with all her Heart, Soul and Mind ask our God for a request and because God believed her he granted her request..basically LOVE ALWAYS CONQUERS ALL
  • BSP
    Hannah's circumstances had not changed in verse 18, but her viewpoint is what changed. We can choose to focus on the problem or we can focus on positive things like Hannah.

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