1 Samuel 1:16
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New International Version
Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief."

New Living Translation
Don't think I am a wicked woman! For I have been praying out of great anguish and sorrow."

English Standard Version
Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for all along I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation.”

New American Standard Bible
"Do not consider your maidservant as a worthless woman, for I have spoken until now out of my great concern and provocation."

King James Bible
Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't think of me as a wicked woman; I've been praying from the depth of my anguish and resentment."

International Standard Version
Don't consider your maid servant a worthless woman. Rather, all this time I've been speaking because I'm very anxious and distressed."

NET Bible
Don't consider your servant a wicked woman, for until now I have spoken from my deep pain and anguish."

New Heart English Bible
Do not count your handmaid as a worthless woman; for I have been speaking out of the abundance of my distress and my anguish."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't take me to be a good-for-nothing woman. I was praying like this because I've been troubled and tormented."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Count not thy handmaid for a wicked woman: for out of the abundance of my complaint and my vexation have I spoken hitherto.'

New American Standard 1977
“Do not consider your maidservant as a worthless woman; for I have spoken until now out of my great concern and provocation.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not count thy handmaid for a daughter of Belial, for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief I have waited until now to speak.

King James 2000 Bible
Count not your handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I been speaking.

American King James Version
Count not your handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken till now.

American Standard Version
Count not thy handmaid for a wicked woman; for out of the abundance of my complaint and my provocation have I spoken hitherto.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Count not thy handmaid for one of the daughters of Belial: for out of the abundance of my sorrow and grief have I spoken till now.

Darby Bible Translation
Take not thy handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my grief and provocation have I spoken hitherto.

English Revised Version
Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and my provocation have I spoken hitherto.

Webster's Bible Translation
Count not thy handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.

World English Bible
Don't count your handmaid for a wicked woman; for I have been speaking out of the abundance of my complaint and my provocation."

Young's Literal Translation
put not thy handmaid before a daughter of worthlessness, for from the abundance of my meditation, and of my provocation, I have spoken hitherto.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:9-18 Hannah mingled tears with her prayers; she considered the mercy of our God, who knows the troubled soul. God gives us leave, in prayer, not only to ask good things in general, but to mention that special good thing we most need and desire. She spoke softly, none could hear her. Hereby she testified her belief of God's knowledge of the heart and its desires. Eli was high priest, and judge in Israel. It ill becomes us to be rash and hasty in censures of others, and to think people guilty of bad things while the matter is doubtful and unproved. Hannah did not retort the charge, and upbraid Eli with the wicked conduct of his own sons. When we are at any time unjustly censured, we have need to set a double watch before the door of our lips, that we do not return censure for censure. Hannah thought it enough to clear herself, and so must we. Eli was willing to acknowledge his mistake. Hannah went away with satisfaction of mind. She had herself by prayer committed her case to God, and Eli had prayed for her. Prayer is heart's ease to a gracious soul. Prayer will smooth the countenance; it should do so. None will long remain miserable, who use aright the privilege of going to the mercy-seat of a reconciled God in Christ Jesus.
Study Bible
Hannah Prays for a Son
15But Hannah replied, "No, my lord, I am a woman oppressed in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD. 16"Do not consider your maidservant as a worthless woman, for I have spoken until now out of my great concern and provocation." 17Then Eli answered and said, "Go in peace; and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of Him."…
Cross References
1 Samuel 1:15
But Hannah replied, "No, my lord, I am a woman oppressed in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD.

1 Samuel 1:17
Then Eli answered and said, "Go in peace; and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of Him."

Psalm 55:2
Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,
Treasury of Scripture

Count not your handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken till now.

a daughter

1 Samuel 2:12 Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.

1 Samuel 10:27 But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And …

1 Samuel 25:25 Let not my lord, I pray you, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: …

Deuteronomy 13:13 Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, …

out of

Job 6:2,3 Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in …

Job 10:1,2 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; …

Matthew 12:34,35 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? …

complaint. or, meditation

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