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

  • 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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