1 Samuel 1:6

“And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And her aduersary also prouoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the Lord had shut vp her wombe.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Her rival, however, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And her rival provoked her sore, to make her fret, because Jehovah had shut up her womb.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the other wife did everything possible to make her unhappy, because the Lord had not let her have children;
- Basic English Bible

And her adversary provoked her much also, to make her fret, because Jehovah had shut up her womb.
- Darby Bible

And her adversary also provoked her greatly, to make her fret, because the LORD had made her barren.
- Webster's Bible

Her rival provoked her severely, to make her fret, because Yahweh had shut up her womb.
- World English Bible

and her adversity hath also provoked her greatly, so as to make her tremble, for Jehovah hath shut up her womb.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And her rival vexed her sore, to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 1:6


1:6 Her adversary - Peninnah: so her envy or jealousy made her though so nearly related.


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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