Hannah wouldn't take the abuse Peninnah spit at her anymore. Peninnah's tongue was like a dagger and she sharpened her teeth to shred Hannah anyway she could. These words cut deeply in Hannah and made her think if herself differently. So Elkanah went to Hannah and said, " Oh, Hannah, why are you crying? Why aren't you eating? And why are you so upset? Am I not of more worth to you than ten sons?"