New International Version
Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief."
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.
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.
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.'
1 Samuel 1:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial - אל תתן את אמתך לפני בת בליעל al titten eth amathecha liphney bath Beliyael; 'Put not thy handmaiden before the faces of a daughter of Belial." "If I am a drunkard, and strive by the most execrable hypocrisy (praying in the house of God) to cover my iniquity, then I am the chief of the daughters of Belial." Or, "Give not thy handmaid (to reproach) before the faces of the daughters of Belial." Several of these probably attended there for the purposes of prostitution and gain; for it is said, 1 Samuel 2:22, that Eli's sons lay with the women at the door of the tabernacle, though this may refer to the women who kept the door.
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1 Samuel 1:15
"Not so, my lord," Hannah replied, "I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the LORD.
1 Samuel 1:17
Eli answered, "Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him."
hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
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