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1 Samuel 1:5

    1 Samuel 1:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But to Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but unto Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but Jehovah had shut up her womb.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But to Hannah he gave one part, though Hannah was very dear to him, but the Lord had not let her have children.

    Webster's Revision

    but unto Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but Jehovah had shut up her womb.

    World English Bible

    but to Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but Yahweh had shut up her womb.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    but unto Hannah he gave a double portion: for he loved Hannah, but the LORD had shut up her womb.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 1:5

    Unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion - The Hebrew here is very obscure, יתן מנה אחת אפים yitten manah achath appayim; he gave her one portion of two faces; which the Syriac renders, he gave her one Double Part; and the Chaldee, he gave her one Chosen part; the Arabic is nearly the same; the Vulgate Annae autem dedit unam partem tristis, but to Anna he being sorrowful gave one part. As the shew-bread that was presented to the Lord was called לחם פנים lechem panim, the bread of faces, because it was placed before the face or appearances of the Lord; probably this was called מנה אפים manah appayim, because it was the portion that belonged to, or was placed before, the person who had offered the sacrifice. On this ground it might be said that Elkanah gave Hannah his own portion or a part of that which was placed before himself. Whatever it was, it was intended as a proof of his especial love to her; for, it is added, he loved Hannah.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 1:5

    A worthy portion - Probably as in the margin. Naturally she would have had a single portion of the sacrifice (compare 1 Samuel 9:23), but because of his love to her he gave her a double portion, enough for two people (compare Genesis 43:34).

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 1:5

    1:5 Shut up her womb - Yet Elkanah did not withdraw his love from her. To abate out just love to any relation, for the sake of any infirmity which they cannot help, is to add affliction to the afflicted.