1 Samuel 1:18

18 And she said, 1"Let your servant find favor in your eyes." Then the woman 2went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.

1 Samuel 1:18 Meaning and Commentary

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.

1 Samuel 1:18 In-Context

16 Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for all along I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation."
17 Then Eli answered, "Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition that you have made to him."
18 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.
19 They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD; then they went back to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her.
20 And in due time Hannah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Samuel, for she said, "I have asked for him from the LORD."

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 33:15; Ruth 2:13
  • 2. [Ecclesiastes 9:7]