New International Version
Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk
King James Bible
Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
Darby Bible Translation
Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard; and Eli thought she was drunken.
World English Bible
Now Hannah spoke in her heart. Only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
Young's Literal Translation
and Hannah, she is speaking to her heart, only her lips are moving, and her voice is not heard, and Eli reckoneth her to be drunken.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Spake in her heart; only her lips moved - She prayed; her whole heart was engaged: and though she spake not with an audible voice, yet her lips formed themselves according to the pronunciation of the words which her heart uttered.
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1 Samuel 1:12
As she kept on praying to the LORD, Eli observed her mouth.
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