1 Samuel 4:20
New International Version
As she was dying, the women attending her said, “Don’t despair; you have given birth to a son.” But she did not respond or pay any attention.

New Living Translation
She died in childbirth, but before she passed away the midwives tried to encourage her. “Don’t be afraid,” they said. “You have a baby boy!” But she did not answer or pay attention to them.

English Standard Version
And about the time of her death the women attending her said to her, “Do not be afraid, for you have borne a son.” But she did not answer or pay attention.

Berean Study Bible
As she was dying, the women attending to her said, “Do not be afraid, for you have given birth to a son!” But she did not respond or pay any heed.

King James Bible
And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast born a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard it.

New King James Version
And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, “Do not fear, for you have borne a son.” But she did not answer, nor did she regard it.

New American Standard Bible
And about the time of her death the women who were standing by her said to her, “Do not be afraid, for you have given birth to a son.” But she did not answer or pay attention.

NASB 1995
And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, “Do not be afraid, for you have given birth to a son.” But she did not answer or pay attention.

NASB 1977
And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, “Do not be afraid, for you have given birth to a son.” But she did not answer or pay attention.

Amplified Bible
And about the time of her death [following the sudden birth] the women attending her said to her, “Do not be afraid, for you have given birth to a son.” But she did not answer or pay any attention.

Christian Standard Bible
As she was dying, the women taking care of her said, “Don’t be afraid. You’ve given birth to a son! ” But she did not respond or pay attention.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As she was dying, the women taking care of her said, “Don’t be afraid. You’ve given birth to a son!” But she did not respond or pay attention.

American Standard Version
And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast brought forth a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in the hour of her death, those who stood above her said: “Do not be afraid, for you have delivered a boy!”, and she did not answer and she did not take it to heart

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And in her time she was at the point of death; and the women that stood by her, said to her, Fear not, for thou hast born a son: but she answered not, and her heart did not regard it.

Contemporary English Version
and she was dying. But the women taking care of her said, "Don't be afraid--it's a boy!" She didn't pay any attention to them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when she was upon the point of death, they that stood about her said to her: Fear not, for thou hast borne a son. She answered them not, nor gave heed to them.

English Revised Version
And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast brought forth a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard it.

Good News Translation
As she was dying, the women helping her said to her, "Be brave! You have a son!" But she paid no attention and did not answer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As she was dying, the women helping her said, "Don't be afraid. You've given birth to a son." But she didn't answer or pay attention.

International Standard Version
As she was about to die, the women standing around her said, "Don't be afraid! You've given birth to a son." But she did not respond or pay attention.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her: 'Fear not; for thou hast brought forth a son.' But she answered not, neither did she regard it.

Literal Standard Version
And at the time of her death, the women who are standing by her say, “Do not fear, for you have borne a son,” she has not answered, nor set her heart [to it];

NET Bible
As she was dying, the women who were there with her said, "Don't be afraid! You have given birth to a son!" But she did not reply or pay any attention.

New Heart English Bible
About the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, "Do not be afraid; for you have given birth to a son." But she did not answer, neither did she regard it.

World English Bible
About the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, "Don't be afraid; for you have brought forth a son." But she didn't answer, neither did she regard it.

Young's Literal Translation
And at the time of her death, when the women who are standing by her say, 'Fear not, for a son thou hast borne,' she hath not answered, nor set her heart to it;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Death of Eli
19Now Eli’s daughter-in-law, the wife of Phinehas, was pregnant and about to give birth. When she heard the news of the capture of God’s ark and the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband, she collapsed and gave birth, for her labor pains overtook her. 20As she was dying, the women attending to her said, “Do not be afraid, for you have given birth to a son!” But she did not respond or pay any heed. 21And she named the boy Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel,” because the ark of God had been captured and her father-in-law and her husband had been killed.…

Cross References
Genesis 35:16
Later, they set out from Bethel, and while they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth, and her labor was difficult.

1 Samuel 4:19
Now Eli's daughter-in-law, the wife of Phinehas, was pregnant and about to give birth. When she heard the news of the capture of God's ark and the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband, she collapsed and gave birth, for her labor pains overtook her.


Treasury of Scripture

And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said to her, Fear not; for you have born a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard it.

Fear not

Genesis 35:17,18
And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also…

John 16:21
A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

neither did she regard it.

Psalm 77:2
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
As
וּכְעֵ֣ת (ū·ḵə·‘êṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 6256: Time, now, when

she was dying,
מוּתָ֗הּ (mū·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

the women attending
הַנִּצָּב֣וֹת (han·niṣ·ṣā·ḇō·wṯ)
Article | Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 5324: To take one's stand, stand

to her
עָלֶ֔יהָ (‘ā·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

said,
וַתְּדַבֵּ֙רְנָה֙ (wat·tə·ḏab·bê·rə·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

“Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

despair,
תִּֽירְאִ֖י (tî·rə·’î)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you have given birth to
יָלָ֑דְתְּ (yā·lā·ḏət)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

a son!”
בֵ֣ן (ḇên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

But she did not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

respond
עָנְתָ֖ה (‘ā·nə·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

or pay any heed.
שָׁ֥תָה (šā·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7896: To put, set


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