1 Samuel 1:1-8 NLT

1 There was a man named Elkanah who lived in Ramah in the region of Zupha in the hill country of Ephraim. He was the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, of Ephraim.

References for 1 Samuel 1:1

    • Ξ 1:1 - As in Greek version; Hebrew reads in Ramathaim-zophim; compare 1:19 .
      2 Elkanah had two wives, Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah did not.
      3 Each year Elkanah would travel to Shiloh to worship and sacrifice to the of Heaven’s Armies at the Tabernacle. The priests of the at that time were the two sons of Eli—Hophni and Phinehas.
      4 On the days Elkanah presented his sacrifice, he would give portions of the meat to Peninnah and each of her children.
      5 And though he loved Hannah, he would give her only one choice portionb because the had given her no children.

      References for 1 Samuel 1:5

        • Ο 1:5 - Or And because he loved Hannah, he would give her a choice portion. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
          6 So Peninnah would taunt Hannah and make fun of her because the had kept her from having children.
          7 Year after year it was the same—Peninnah would taunt Hannah as they went to the Tabernacle.c Each time, Hannah would be reduced to tears and would not even eat.

          References for 1 Samuel 1:7

            • Π 1:7 - Hebrew the house of the; also in 1:24 .
              8 “Why are you crying, Hannah?” Elkanah would ask. “Why aren’t you eating? Why be downhearted just because you have no children? You have me—isn’t that better than having ten sons?”