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 1:10

  • It shows that when we reach a desperate situation we turn to God in all our heart and soul.
  • Roy Langdon for verse 10
    We need also bitterness of soul while seeking God for answer to our prayers. I believe this bitterness shows our true heart's desire for our God to minster.
  • Calucia for verse 10
    It shows dat God can do more than what people think,and God is a God of his own time

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