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

  • 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

    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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