1 Samuel 1:26
New International Version
and she said to him, "Pardon me, my lord. As surely as you live, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD.

New Living Translation
“Sir, do you remember me?” Hannah asked. “I am the very woman who stood here several years ago praying to the LORD.

English Standard Version
And she said, “Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
“Please, my lord,” said Hannah, “as surely as you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD.

King James Bible
And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.

New King James Version
And she said, “O my lord! As your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood by you here, praying to the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
And she said, “Pardon me, my lord! As your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you, praying to the LORD.

NASB 1995
She said, "Oh, my lord! As your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you, praying to the LORD.

NASB 1977
And she said, “Oh, my lord! As your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you, praying to the LORD.

Amplified Bible
Hannah said, “Oh, my lord! As [surely as] your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood beside you here, praying to the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
“Please, my lord,” she said, “as surely as you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Please, my lord," she said, "as sure as you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD.

American Standard Version
And she said, Oh, my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Khanna said to Eli: “I beg of you, my Lord, your soul is living, my Lord, I am the same woman who was standing with you here praying before LORD JEHOVAH for this boy

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she said, I pray thee, my lord, as thy soul liveth, I am the woman that stood in thy presence with thee while praying to the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
"Sir," Hannah said, "a few years ago I stood here beside you and asked the LORD

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Anna said: I beseech thee, my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord: I am that woman who stood before thee here praying to the Lord.

English Revised Version
And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.

Good News Translation
Hannah said to him, "Excuse me, sir. Do you remember me? I am the woman you saw standing here, praying to the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Sir," Hannah said, "as sure as you live, I'm the woman who stood here next to you and prayed to the LORD.

International Standard Version
Hannah said, "Sir, as surely as you are alive, I'm the woman who stood before you here praying to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she said: 'Oh, my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
and she says, “O my lord, your soul lives! My lord, I [am] the woman who stood with you in this [place], to pray to YHWH;

NET Bible
She said, "Just as surely as you are alive, my lord, I am the woman who previously stood here with you in order to pray to the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
She said, "Oh, my lord, as your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood by you here, praying to the LORD.

World English Bible
She said, "Oh, my lord, as your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood by you here, praying to Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and she saith, 'O, my lord, thy soul liveth! my lord, I am the woman who stood with thee in this place, to pray unto Jehovah;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Birth of Samuel
25And when they had slaughtered the bull, they brought the boy to Eli. 26“Please, my lord,” said Hannah, “as surely as you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD. 27I prayed for this boy, and since the LORD has granted me what I asked of Him,…

Cross References
2 Kings 2:2
and Elijah said to Elisha, "Please stay here, for the LORD has sent me on to Bethel." But Elisha replied, "As surely as the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they went down to Bethel.

2 Kings 2:4
And Elijah said to Elisha, "Please stay here, for the LORD has sent me on to Jericho." But Elisha replied, "As surely as the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they went to Jericho.

2 Kings 4:30
And the mother of the boy said, "As surely as the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So he got up and followed her.


Treasury of Scripture

And she said, Oh my lord, as your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman that stood by you here, praying to the LORD.

as thy soul

1 Samuel 17:55
And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell.

1 Samuel 20:3
And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.

Genesis 42:15
Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.









(26) O my lord, as thy soul liveth.--"This oath is peculiar to the Books of Samuel, in which it occurs six times, and to the Books of Kings, in which, however, it is found only once. The similar oath, as Pharaoh liveth (by the life of Pharaoh), occurs in Genesis 42:15; and as the Lord liveth is found almost exclusively in the books of which Judges is the first and 2 Kings the last, being especially frequent in the Books of Samuel. This accords with the fact of the age of the Judges and Saul being characteristically the age of vows."--Speaker's Commentary.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Please,
בִּ֣י (bî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 994: Oh that!, with leave, if it please

my lord,”
אֲדֹנִ֔י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

said [Hannah],
וַתֹּ֙אמֶר֙ (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“as surely as you
נַפְשְׁךָ֖ (nap̄·šə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

live,
חֵ֥י (ḥê)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

my lord,
אֲדֹנִ֑י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

am the woman
הָאִשָּׁ֗ה (hā·’iš·šāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

who stood
הַנִּצֶּ֤בֶת (han·niṣ·ṣe·ḇeṯ)
Article | Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 5324: To take one's stand, stand

here
בָּזֶ֔ה (bā·zeh)
Preposition-b | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

beside
עִמְּכָה֙ (‘im·mə·ḵāh)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

you praying
לְהִתְפַּלֵּ֖ל (lə·hiṯ·pal·lêl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6419: To judge, to intercede, pray

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

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


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