1 Samuel 1:5

“But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But vnto Hannah he gaue a worthy portion: (for he loued Hannah, but the Lord had shut vp her wombe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, but the LORD had closed her womb.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but unto Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but Jehovah had shut up her womb.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But to Hannah he gave one part, though Hannah was very dear to him, but the Lord had not let her have children.
- Basic English Bible

but to Hannah he used to give a double portion, for he loved Hannah; but Jehovah had shut up her womb.
- Darby Bible

But to Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah; but the LORD had rendered her barren.
- Webster's Bible

but to Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but Yahweh had shut up her womb.
- World English Bible

and to Hannah he giveth a certain portion -- double, for he hath loved Hannah, and Jehovah hath shut her womb;
- Youngs Literal Bible

but unto Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but the LORD had shut up her womb.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 1:5


1:5 Shut up her womb - Yet Elkanah did not withdraw his love from her. To abate out just love to any relation, for the sake of any infirmity which they cannot help, is to add affliction to the afflicted.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 1

  • Lu2577
    For the one who wrote;women were not suppose to "teach" in those day because they were not educated,not the case today". 1Sam.1:15"poured out my soul to the Lord"Luke2:37Anna was a widow,she did not depart from the temple,served God with fastings and prayers,night and day."Ruth,Esther,Sarah,Mary.(LUKE 10:39; women followed Jesus and was taught by him. Women were educated in the ways of the Lord)
  • Bruce
    April: To promise God---, they're already in Sin. God told us to ask: Be careful for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be known unto God. Philippians 4:6/ this is the confidence that we have in him that if we ask anything according to his will,he heareth us: if we know that he hear us---we have the petitions that we desire of Him. 1John 5:14-15
  • April
    I do remember reading in a prior book and other books throughout the bible, speaking on the part of promising something to God and or other people and if you break that promise it is considered a sin,it is better to not promise something with thy lios then to promise something and not follow through,father follows through his words,question is do we? I made a promise to God I am going to keep it!
  • Irene123
    I have seen, so far, just one comment on the back pgs. - of 'deal making' with Gog: "Lord, if you will do this, I will do that." That will not work; God does not make deals; it's God's way or the hell way.
  • Agranpe M. Tanimowo
    Despite the discouragement words from Peninneh, Hannah used her Spiritul Instrucment which is prayer effectively and efficiently, another test came through the high priest, but Hannah was not discouraged because she was focused. Jesus told His disciples that "Howblt this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. She got answer to her prayer. May God give us the spirit of prayer.
  • 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

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