And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept sore.
Treasury of Scripture
in bitterness of soul [heb] bitter of soul
Ruth 1:20 And she said to them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.
2 Samuel 17:8 For, said Hushai, you know your father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds...
Job 7:11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 9:18 He will not suffer me to take my breath, but fills me with bitterness.
Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Isaiah 38:15 What shall I say? he has both spoken to me, and himself has done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.
Isaiah 54:6 For the LORD has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when you were refused, said your God.
Lamentations 3:15 He has filled me with bitterness, he has made me drunken with wormwood.
Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.
Psalm 91:15 He shall call on me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.
Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...
Genesis 50:10 And they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation...
Judges 21:2 And the people came to the house of God, and stayed there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore;
2 Samuel 13:36 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of speaking, that, behold, the king's sons came, and lifted up their voice and wept...
2 Kings 20:3 I beseech you, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart...
Jeremiah 13:17 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and my eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears...
Jeremiah 22:10 Weep you not for the dead, neither bemoan him: but weep sore for him that goes away: for he shall return no more...
ContextHannah Prays for a Son
9So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat on a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD. 10And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept sore. 11And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your handmaid, and remember me, and not forget your handmaid, but will give to your handmaid a man child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come on his head. 12And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth. 13Now Hannah, she spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken. 14And Eli said to her, How long will you be drunken? put away your wine from you. 15And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD. 16Count not your handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken till now. 17Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant you your petition that you have asked of him. 18And 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.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto Jehovah, and wept sore.
As Anna had her heart full of grief, she prayed to the Lord, shedding many tears,
Darby Bible Translation
and she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to Jehovah, and wept much.
King James Bible
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
Young's Literal Translation
And she is bitter in soul, and prayeth unto Jehovah, and weepeth greatly,