When the day came that Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters;
but to Hannah he would give a double portion, because he loved Hannah, but the LORD had closed her womb.
Her rival, moreover, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb.
And it happened year after year, as often as she went up to the house of the LORD, that she would provoke her; so she wept and would not eat.
Then Elkanah her husband would say to her, 'Hannah, why do you weep, and why do you not eat, and why is your heart sad? Am I not better to you than ten sons?'