1:7 Peninnah 1 would behave this way year after year. Whenever Hannah 2 went up to the Lord’s house, Peninnah 3 would upset her so that she would weep and refuse to eat. 1:8 Finally her husband Elkanah said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep and not eat? Why are you so sad? 4 Am I not better to you than ten 5 sons?”
1:9 On one occasion in Shiloh, after they had finished eating and drinking, Hannah got up. 6 (Now at the time Eli the priest was sitting in his chair 7 by the doorpost of the Lord’s temple.) 1:10 She was very upset 8 as she prayed to the Lord, and she was weeping uncontrollably. 9 1:11 She made a vow saying, “O Lord of hosts, if you will look with compassion 10 on the suffering of your female servant, 11 remembering me and not forgetting your servant, and give a male child 12 to your servant, then I will dedicate him to the Lord all the days of his life. His hair will never be cut.” 13
1:12 As she continued praying to 14 the Lord, Eli was watching her mouth.