1 Sam 1:5

1:5 double portion. The Hebrew is difficult but has usually been interpreted as an especially honorable portion. Elkanah’s attempts to lessen Hannah’s sorrow by expressing his love for her (v. 8) were ineffective.

the Lord had closed her womb. Hannah’s barrenness came not by chance nor as a form of punishment (2 Sam. 6:23), but was under the Lord’s sovereign control.