Samuel-1
Chapter 3





Samuel-1 3:1

And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; [there was] no open vision.

Samuel-1 3:2

And it came to pass at that time, when Eli [was] laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, [that] he could not see;

Samuel-1 3:3

And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God [was], and Samuel was laid down [to sleep];

Samuel-1 3:4

That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here [am] I.

Samuel-1 3:5

And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here [am] I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.

Samuel-1 3:6

And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here [am] I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

Samuel-1 3:7

Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.

Samuel-1 3:8

And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here [am] I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.

Samuel-1 3:9

Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

Samuel-1 3:10

And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

Samuel-1 3:11

And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.

Samuel-1 3:12

In that day I will perform against Eli all [things] which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end.

Samuel-1 3:13

For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.

Samuel-1 3:14

And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

Samuel-1 3:15

And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to show Eli the vision.

Samuel-1 3:16

Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here [am] I.

Samuel-1 3:17

And he said, What [is] the thing that [the LORD] hath said unto thee? I pray thee hide [it] not from me: God do so to thee, and more also, if thou hide [any] thing from me of all the things that he said unto thee.

Samuel-1 3:18

And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It [is] the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

Samuel-1 3:19

And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.

Samuel-1 3:20

And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel [was] established [to be] a prophet of the LORD.

Samuel-1 3:21

And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.