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1 Samuel 1:18

    1 Samuel 1:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And she said, Let your handmaid find grace in your sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And she said, Let thy handmaid find favor in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat; and her countenance was no more'sad .

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And she said, May your servant have grace in your eyes. So the woman went away, and took part in the feast, and her face was no longer sad.

    Webster's Revision

    And she said, Let thy handmaid find favor in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat; and her countenance was no more'sad .

    World English Bible

    She said, "Let your handmaid find favor in your sight." So the woman went her way, and ate; and her facial expression wasn't sad any more.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And she said, Let thy servant find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 1:18

    Countenance - Appearance.
    Grace - Kindness; favor.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 1:18

    Let thine handmaid find grace - Continue to think favorably of me, and to pray for me.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 1:18

    A beautiful example of the composing influence of prayer. Hannah had cast her burden upon the Lord, and so her own spirit was relieved of its load. She now returned to the family feast, and ate her portion with a cheerful heart. Acts 2:46-47.

    The word "sad" is not in the Hebrew text, but it fairly supplies the meaning intended.