1 Samuel 1:10
New International Version
In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the LORD, weeping bitterly.

New Living Translation
Hannah was in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed to the LORD.

English Standard Version
She was deeply distressed and prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly.

Berean Study Bible
In her bitter distress, Hannah prayed to the LORD and wept with many tears.

New American Standard Bible
She, greatly distressed, prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly.

King James Bible
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.

Christian Standard Bible
Deeply hurt, Hannah prayed to the LORD and wept with many tears.

Contemporary English Version
Hannah was heartbroken and was crying as she prayed,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Deeply hurt, Hannah prayed to the LORD and wept with many tears.

International Standard Version
Deeply distressed, she prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly.

NET Bible
She was very upset as she prayed to the LORD, and she was weeping uncontrollably.

New Heart English Bible
She was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept bitterly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Though she was resentful, she prayed to the LORD while she cried.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and she was in bitterness of soul--and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.

New American Standard 1977
And she, greatly distressed, prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And she was in bitterness of soul and prayed unto the LORD and wept sore;

King James 2000 Bible
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept bitterly.

American King James Version
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept sore.

American Standard Version
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto Jehovah, and wept sore.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she was very much grieved in spirit, and prayed to the Lord, and wept abundantly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As Anna had her heart full of grief, she prayed to the Lord, shedding many tears,

Darby Bible Translation
and she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to Jehovah, and wept much.

English Revised Version
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.

Webster's Bible Translation
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept bitterly.

World English Bible
She was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to Yahweh, and wept bitterly.

Young's Literal Translation
And she is bitter in soul, and prayeth unto Jehovah, and weepeth greatly,
Study Bible
Hannah Prays for a Son
9So after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah got up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on a chair by the doorpost of the temple of the LORD. 10In her bitter distress, Hannah prayed to the LORD and wept with many tears. 11And she made a vow, pleading, “O LORD of Hosts, if only You will look upon the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, not forgetting Your maidservant but giving her a son, then I will dedicate him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall ever come over his head.”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 1:9
So after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah got up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on a chair by the doorpost of the temple of the LORD.

1 Samuel 1:11
And she made a vow, pleading, "O LORD of Hosts, if only You will look upon the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, not forgetting Your maidservant but giving her a son, then I will dedicate him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall ever come over his head."

Proverbs 14:10
The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares in its joy.

Treasury of Scripture

And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept sore.

Ruth 1:20
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

2 Samuel 17:8
For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people.

Job 7:11
Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

prayed

Psalm 50:15
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Psalm 91:15
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Luke 22:44
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

wept sore

Genesis 50:10
And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.

Judges 21:2
And the people came to the house of God, and abode there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore;

2 Samuel 13:36
And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of speaking, that, behold, the king's sons came, and lifted up their voice and wept: and the king also and all his servants wept very sore.







Lexicon
In her bitter distress,
מָ֣רַת (mā·raṯ)
Adjective - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4751: Bitter, bitterness, bitterly

Hannah prayed
וַתִּתְפַּלֵּ֥ל (wat·tiṯ·pal·lêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6419: To judge, to intercede, pray

to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and wept
וּבָכֹ֥ה (ū·ḇā·ḵōh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 1058: To weep, to bemoan

with many tears.
תִבְכֶּֽה׃ (ṯiḇ·keh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1058: To weep, to bemoan
Verses 10, 11. - She... prayed unto the LORD. Kneeling down in the inner court, but within sight of Eli, whose throne in the porch probably overlooked the whole inner space, Hannah prays unto "Jehovah of Sabaoth" for a male child. Her humility appears in her thrice calling herself Jehovah's handmaid; her earnestness in the threefold repetition of the entreaty that Jehovah would look on her, and remember her, and not forget her. With her prayer she also makes a twofold vow in case her request is granted. The son given her is, first, to serve not for a stipulated number of years, as was the law with the Levites (Numbers 4:3), but for life; and, secondly, he is to be a Nazarite. We gather from Numbers 6:2 that Moses found this singular institution in existence, and only regulated it, and admitted it into the circle of established and legalised ordinances. Essentially it was a consecration to God, a holy priesthood, but not a sacrificing priesthood nor one by right of birth, as the Aaronic, but personal, and either for a limited period, or for life. During the continuance of the vow, a Nazarite might

(1) partake of no produce of the vine, signifying thereby abstinence from self-indulgence and carnal pleasure. He might

(2) take no part in mourning for the dead, even though they were his nearest relatives, because his holier duties raised him above the ordinary joys and sorrows, the cares and occupations of every day life. Lastly, no razor might come upon his head, the free growing hair being at once the distinctive mark by which all men would recognise his sacred calling, and also a sign that he was not bound by the usual customs of life. By Hannah's first vow Samuel was devoted to service in the sanctuary, by the second to a holy consecrated life. This institution remained in existence unto our Lord's days; for John the Baptist was also consecrated to God as a Nazarite by his mother, though not as Samuel, also given to minister in the temple. 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.
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