1 Samuel 1:8
Good News Translation
Her husband Elkanah would ask her, "Hannah, why are you crying? Why won't you eat? Why are you always so sad? Don't I mean more to you than ten sons?"

Contemporary English Version
So Elkanah asked, "Hannah, why are you crying? Why won't you eat? Why do you feel so bad? Don't I mean more to you than ten sons?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Elcana, her husband, said to her: Anna, why weepest thou? and why dost thou not eat? and why dost thou afflict thy heart? Am not I better to thee than ten children?

New American Bible
Elkanah, her husband, would say to her: “Hannah, why are you weeping? Why are you not eating? Why are you so miserable? Am I not better for you than ten sons?”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Then Elcana, her husband, said to her: Anna, why weepest thou? and why dost thou not eat? and why dost thou afflict thy heart? Am not I better to thee than ten children?

why weepest

2 Samuel 12:16,17 And David besought the Lord for the child: and David kept a fast, and going in by himself lay upon the ground. . . .

2 Kings 8:12 And Hazael said to him: Why doth my lord weep? And he said: Because I know the evil that thou wilt do to the children of Israel. Their strong cities thou wilt burn with fire, and their young men thou wilt kill with the sword, and thou wilt dash their children, and rip up their pregnant women.

Job 6:14 He that taketh away mercy from his friend, forsaketh the fear of the Lord.

John 20:13,15 They say to her: Woman, why weepest thou? She saith to them: Because they have taken away my Lord: and I know not where they have laid him. . . .

1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we beseech you, brethren, rebuke the unquiet: comfort the feeble minded: support the weak: be patient towards all men.

am not

Ruth 4:15 And thou shouldst have one to comfort thy soul, and cherish thy old age. For he is born of thy daughter in law: who loveth thee: and is much better to thee, than if thou hadst seven sons.

Psalm 43:4 And I will go in to the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth.

Isaiah 54:1,6 Give praise, O thou barren, that bearest not: sing forth praise, and make a joyful noise, thou that didst not travail with child: for many are the children of the desolate, more than of her that hath a husband, saith the Lord. . . .

Context
Elkanah and His Wives
7And thus she did every year, when the time returned, that they went up to the temple of the Lord: and thus she provoked her: but Anna wept, and did not eat. 8Then Elcana, her husband, said to her: Anna, why weepest thou? and why dost thou not eat? and why dost thou afflict thy heart? Am not I better to thee than ten children?
Cross References
Ruth 4:15
And thou shouldst have one to comfort thy soul, and cherish thy old age. For he is born of thy daughter in law: who loveth thee: and is much better to thee, than if thou hadst seven sons.

1 Samuel 1:7
And thus she did every year, when the time returned, that they went up to the temple of the Lord: and thus she provoked her: but Anna wept, and did not eat.

Additional Translations
“Hannah, why are you crying?” her husband Elkanah asked. “Why won't you eat? Why is your heart so grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?”Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weep you? and why eat you not? and why is your heart grieved? am not I better to you than ten sons?

And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons?

And Helkana her husband said to her, Anna: and she said to him, Here am I, my lord: and he said to her, What ails thee that thou weepest? and why dost thou not eat? and why does thy heart smite thee? am I not better to thee than ten children?

And Elkanah her husband said to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? Am not I better to thee than ten sons?

And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons?

Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons?

Elkanah her husband said to her, "Hannah, why do you weep? Why don't you eat? Why is your heart grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?"

And Elkanah her husband saith to her, 'Hannah, why weepest thou? and why dost thou not eat? and why is thy heart afflicted? am I not better to thee than ten sons?'
Jump to Previous
Afflicted Better Eat Eatest Elkanah Elka'nah Hannah Heart Husband Mean Sad Ten Troubled Weep Weepest Weeping
Jump to Next
Afflicted Better Eat Eatest Elkanah Elka'nah Hannah Heart Husband Mean Sad Ten Troubled Weep Weepest Weeping
Links
1 Samuel 1:8 NIV
1 Samuel 1:8 NLT
1 Samuel 1:8 ESV
1 Samuel 1:8 NASB
1 Samuel 1:8 KJV

1 Samuel 1:8 Bible Apps
1 Samuel 1:8 Biblia Paralela
1 Samuel 1:8 Chinese Bible
1 Samuel 1:8 French Bible
1 Samuel 1:8 German Bible

Alphabetical: Am and are better do don't downhearted eat Elkanah Hannah heart her husband I is mean more not sad said say sons ten than Then to weep weeping why would you your

OT History: 1 Samuel 1:8 Elkanah her husband said to her Hannah (1Sa iSam 1 Sam i sa) Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

1 Samuel 1:7
Top of Page
Top of Page