1 Samuel 1:10

10 In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the LORD, weeping bitterly.

1 Samuel 1:10 in Other Translations

10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
10 She was deeply distressed and prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly.
10 Hannah was in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed to the LORD .
10 Crushed in soul, Hannah prayed to God and cried and cried - inconsolably.
10 Deeply hurt, Hannah prayed to the Lord and wept with many tears.

1 Samuel 1:10 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 1:10

And she was in bitterness of soul
Because of her barrenness, and the taunts and reflections she had met with on that account; her life was bitter to her, she could take no pleasure in any of the comforts of it:

and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore;
her prayer was with strong crying and tears; it was very fervent and affectionate; she prayed most vehemently, and wept bitterly. This perhaps was about the time of the evening sacrifice, about three or four o'clock in the afternoon; seeing it was after dinner that she arose up and went to prayer in the house of God, at the door of the tabernacle, or near it, as it should seem by the notice Eli took of her, who sat there.

1 Samuel 1:10 In-Context

8 Her husband Elkanah would say to her, “Hannah, why are you weeping? Why don’t you eat? Why are you downhearted? Don’t I mean more to you than ten sons?”
9 Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the LORD’s house.
10 In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the LORD, weeping bitterly.
11 And she made a vow, saying, “LORD Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”
12 As she kept on praying to the LORD, Eli observed her mouth.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Job 3:20; Job 7:11; Job 10:1; Job 21:25; Job 23:2; Job 27:2; Isaiah 38:15; Jeremiah 20:18
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