1 Samuel 1:18

18 She said, “May your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast.

Read 1 Samuel 1:18 Using Other Translations

And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.
And she said, "Let your servant find favor in your eyes." Then the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.
“Oh, thank you, sir!” she exclaimed. Then she went back and began to eat again, and she was no longer sad.

What does 1 Samuel 1:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 1:18

And she said, let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight
She had found favour in his sight she perceives, and she desires it might be continued and increased; and that as he had prayed for her, he would still use his interest at the throne of grace for her:

so the woman went her way;
took her leave of Eli, and went from the tabernacle to her husband: and did eat; what remained of the peace offerings, which were to be eaten that night, and not left till the morning; and though she would not eat her dinner, her heart was so full of grief, yet she could now make a good supper, being eased and relieved in her mind:

and her countenance was no more sad;
sorrowful and dejected, but cheerful, brisk, and lively; believing that her prayers, and those of the high priest, would be answered.

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