New International Version
In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the LORD, weeping bitterly.
King James Bible
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
Darby Bible Translation
and she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to Jehovah, and wept much.
World English Bible
She was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to Yahweh, and wept bitterly.
Young's Literal Translation
And she is bitter in soul, and prayeth unto Jehovah, and weepeth greatly,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Eli - sat upon a seat - על הכסא al hakkisse, upon the throne, i.e., of judgment; for he was then judge of Israel.
By a post of the temple of the Lord - I think this is the first place where היכל יהוה heychal Yehovah, "temple of Jehovah," is mentioned. This gives room for a strong suspicion that the books of Samuel were not compiled till the first temple was built, or after the days of Solomon. After this the word temple is frequent in the books of Kings, Chronicles, and in the prophets. Perhaps those Psalms in which this word occurs were, like many others in the Psalms, not of David's composition; some of them were evidently made long after his time.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
in bitterness of soul [heb] bitter of soul
Of Self-Annihilation Supplication and sacrifice are comprehended in prayer, which, according to S. John, is "an incense, the smoke whereof ascendeth unto God;" therefore it is said in the Apocalypse that "unto the Angel was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all Saints'' (Chap. viii. 3). Prayer is the effusion of the heart in the Presence of God: "I have poured out my soul before God" saith the mother of Samuel. (1 Sam. i. 15) The prayer of the wise men at the feet of …
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1 Samuel 1:9
Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the LORD's house.
1 Samuel 1:11
And she made a vow, saying, "LORD Almighty, if you will only look on your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head."
Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.
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