1 Samuel 1:12

“And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe as she continued praying before the Lord, that Eli marked her mouth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now it came about, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli was watching her mouth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, as she continued praying before Jehovah, that Eli marked her mouth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now while she was a long time in prayer before the Lord, Eli was watching her mouth.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass as she continued praying before Jehovah, that Eli marked her mouth.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli observed her mouth.
- Webster's Bible

It happened, as she continued praying before Yahweh, that Eli saw her mouth.
- World English Bible

And it hath been, when she multiplied praying before Jehovah, that Eli is watching her mouth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass, as she prayed long before the LORD, that Eli watched her mouth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 1:12


1:12 Continued - Heb. multiplied to pray. By which it appears that she said much more than is here expressed. And the like you are to judge of the prayers and sermons of other holy persons recorded in scripture, which gives us only the sum and substance of them. This consideration may help us much to understand some passages of the bible.


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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