The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
SA1 1:4 And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah
his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:
SA1 1:5 But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah:
but the LORD had shut up her womb.
SA1 1:6 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret,
because the LORD had shut up her womb.
SA1 1:7 And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of
the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.
SA1 1:8 Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou?
and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better
to thee than ten sons?
King James Bible