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 1 Samuel 3:1 - 4:1
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 3
3:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The boy Samuel ministered before the LORD under Eli. In those days the word of the LORD was rare; there were not many visions.
 
3:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place.
 
3:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple F13 of the LORD, where the ark of God was.
 
3:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the LORD called Samuel. Samuel answered, "Here I am."
 
3:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And he ran to Eli and said, "Here I am; you called me." But Eli said, "I did not call; go back and lie down." So he went and lay down.
 
3:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Again the LORD called, "Samuel!" And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, "Here I am; you called me." "My son," Eli said, "I did not call; go back and lie down."
 
3:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD: The word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.
 
3:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD called Samuel a third time, and Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, "Here I am; you called me." Then Eli realized that the LORD was calling the boy.
 
3:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Eli told Samuel, "Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, 'Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.'" So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
 
3:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, "Samuel! Samuel!" Then Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant is listening."
 
3:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And the LORD said to Samuel: "See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears of it tingle.
 
3:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At that time I will carry out against Eli everything I spoke against his family - from beginning to end.
 
3:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For I told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about; his sons made themselves contemptible, F14 and he failed to restrain them.
 
3:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Therefore, I swore to the house of Eli, 'The guilt of Eli's house will never be atoned for by sacrifice or offering.'"
 
3:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Samuel lay down until morning and then opened the doors of the house of the LORD. He was afraid to tell Eli the vision,
 
3:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
but Eli called him and said, "Samuel, my son." Samuel answered, "Here I am."
 
3:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"What was it he said to you?" Eli asked. "Do not hide it from me. May God deal with you, be it ever so severely, if you hide from me anything he told you."
 
3:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Samuel told him everything, hiding nothing from him. Then Eli said, "He is the LORD; let him do what is good in his eyes."
 
3:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of his words fall to the ground.
 
3:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba recognized that Samuel was attested as a prophet of the LORD.
 
3:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD continued to appear at Shiloh, and there he revealed himself to Samuel through his word.
 
   Chapter 4
4:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And Samuel's word came to all Israel. Now the Israelites went out to fight against the Philistines. The Israelites camped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines at Aphek.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F13 That is, tabernacle
F14 Masoretic Text; an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition and Septuagint sons blasphemed God

 
 

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