The Prophetic Call to Samuel
2 ¶ It happened° at that time° as Eli° was lying° down° in his place° (now ahis eyesight° had begun° to grow dim° [and] he could° not see° [well)], 3 and athe lamp° of God° had not yet° gone° out, and Samuel° was lying° down° in the temple° of the LORD° where°° the ark° of God° [was], 4 that the LORD° called° Samuel°; and he said°, “aHere° I am.” 5 Then he ran° to Eli° and said°, “Here° I am, for you called° me.” But he said°, “I did not call°, lie° down° again°.” So he went° and lay° down°. 6 The LORD° called° yet° again°, “Samuel°!” So Samuel° arose° and went° to Eli° and said°, “Here° I am, for you called° me.” But he Ianswered°, “I did not call°, my son°, lie° down° again°.” 7 aNow Samuel° did not yet° know° the LORD°, nor° had the word° of the LORD° yet° been revealed° to him. 8 So the LORD° called° Samuel° again° for the third° time°. And he arose° and went° to Eli° and said°, “Here° I am, for you called° me.” Then Eli° discerned° that the LORD° was calling° the boy°. 9 And Eli° said° to Samuel°, “Go° lie° down°, and it shall be if° He calls° you, that you shall say°, ‘Speak°, LORD°, for Your servant° is listening°.’” So Samuel° went° and lay° down° in his place°.
 aGn 27:1; 48:10; 1S 4:15
 aEx 25:31-37; Lv 24:2, 3
 aIs 6:8
 ILit said
 aAc 19:2; 1Co 13:11
10 ¶ Then the LORD° came° and stood° and called° as at other° times°, “Samuel°! Samuel°!” And Samuel° said°, “Speak°, for Your servant° is listening°.” 11 The LORD° said° to Samuel°, “Behold°, aI am about to do° a thing° in Israel° at which° both° ears° of everyone° who hears° it will tingle°. 12 In that day° aI will carry° out against° Eli° all° that I have spoken° concerning° his house°, from beginning° to end°. 13 For aI have told° him that I am about to judge° his house° forever°° for bthe iniquity° which° he knew°, because° chis sons° brought° a curse° on themselves° and dhe did not rebuke° them. 14 Therefore° I have sworn° to the house° of Eli° that athe iniquity° of Eli’s° house° shall not be atoned° for by sacrifice° or offering° forever°°.”
 a2K 21:12; Jr 19:3
 a1S 2:27-36
 a1S 2:29-31 b1S 2:22 c1S 2:12, 17, 22 dDt 17:12; 21:18
 aLv 15:31; Is 22:14
15 ¶ So Samuel° lay° down° until° morning°. Then he aopened° the doors° of the house° of the LORD°. But Samuel° was afraid° to tell° bthe vision° to Eli°. 16 Then Eli° called° Samuel° and said°, “Samuel°, my son°.” And he said°, “Here° I am.” 17 He said°, “What° is the word° that He spoke° to you? Please° do not hide° it from me. aMay God° do° so° to you, and more° also°, if° you hide° anything° from me of all° the words° that He spoke° to you.” 18 So Samuel° told° him everything° and hid° nothing° from him. And he said°, “aIt is the LORD°; let Him do° what° seems good° to Him.”
19 ¶ Thus aSamuel° grew° and bthe LORD° was with him and clet none°° of his words° Ifail°°. 20 All° Israel° afrom Dan° even to Beersheba° knew° that Samuel° was confirmed° as a prophet° of the LORD°. 21 And athe LORD° appeared° again° at Shiloh°, bbecause° the LORD° revealed° Himself to Samuel° at Shiloh° by the word° of the LORD°.
 ILit fall to the ground a1S 2:21 bGn 21:22; 28:15; 39:2 c1S 9:6
 aJg 20:1
 aGn 12:7 b1S 3:10
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How the Word of the LORD was first revealed to Samuel.
1 ¶ And the childº Samuelº ministeredºª unto² the LORDº beforeº Eli.º And the wordº of the LORDº was² preciousº in those² days;º [there was] no² openºª vision.º 2 And it came to pass² at that time,º when² Eliº [was] laid downºª in his place,º and his eyesº beganºª to wax dim,º [that] he couldºª not² see;ºª 3 And ere² the lampº of Godº went outºª in the templeº of the LORD,º where²² the arkº of Godº [was], and Samuelº was laid downºª [to sleep]; 4 That the LORDº calledºª² Samuel:º and he answered,ºª Here² [am] I. 5 And he ranºª unto² Eli,º and said,ºª Here² [am] I;¹ for² thou calledstºª me. And he said,ºª I calledºª not;² lie downºª again.ºª And he went¹ª² and lay down.ºª 6 And the LORDº calledºª yet² again,ºª Samuel.º And Samuelº aroseºª and went¹ª² to² Eli,º and said,ºª Here² [am] I; for² thou didst callºª me. And he answered,ºª I calledºª not,² my son;º lie downºª again.ºª 7 Now Samuelº did not yetº knowºª² the LORD,º neither was the wordº of the LORDº yet² revealedºª unto² him. 8 And the LORDº calledºª Samuelº againºª the third² time.¹ And he aroseºª and went¹ª² to² Eli,º and said,ºª Here² [am] I; for² thou didst callºª me. And Eliº perceivedºª that² the LORDº had calledºª the child.º 9 Therefore Eliº saidºª unto Samuel,º Go,¹ª² lie down:ºª and it shall be,² if² he callºª² thee, that thou shalt say,ºª Speak,ºª LORD;º for² thy servantº heareth.ºª So Samuelº went¹ª² and lay downºª in his place.º 10 And the LORDº came,ºª and stood,ºª and calledºª as at other times,º Samuel,º Samuel.º Then Samuelº answered,ºª Speak;ºª for² thy servantº heareth.ºª
 1S 2:11, 18; 3:15, 21; Ps 74:9; Is 13:12; Am 8:11.
 Gn 27:1; 48:19; 1S 2:22; 4:15; Ps 90:10; Ec 12:3.
 Ex 27:20; 30:7; Lv 24:2; 1S 1:6; 2Ch 13:11; Ps 5:7; 27:4; 29:9.
 Gn 22:1; Ex 3:4; Ps 99:6; Ac 9:4; 1Co 12:6, 28; Ga 1:15.
 Gn 43:29; 1S 4:16; 2S 18:22; Mt 9:2.
 Jr 9:24; Ac 19:2.
 Jb 33:14; 1Co 13:11.
 Ex 20:19; Ps 85:8; Is 6:8; Dn 10:19; Ac 9:6.
 1S 3:4, 8.
God telleth Samuel the destruction of Eli's house.
11 ¶ And the LORDº saidºª to² Samuel,º Behold,² I² will doºª a thingº in Israel,º at which² bothº the earsº of every one² that hearethºª it shall tingle.ºª 12 In that² dayº I will performºª against² Eliº² all² [things] which² I have spokenºª concerningº his house:º when I begin,ºª I will also make an end.ºª 13 For I have toldºª him that² I² will judgeºª² his houseº for¹ everº² for the iniquityº which² he knoweth;ºª because² his sonsº made themselves vile,ºª and he restrainedºª them not.² 14 And therefore² I have swornºª unto the houseº of Eli,º that the iniquityº of Eli'sº houseº shall not² be purgedºª with sacrificeº nor offeringº for¹ ever.º²
 2K 21:12; Is 28:19; 29:14; Jr 19:3; Am 3:6; Hab 1:5; Lk 21:26; Ac 13:41.
 Nu 23:19; Jsh 23:15; 1S 2:27; Zc 1:6; Lk 21:33.
 1S 2:12, 17, 22, 23, 27, 31; 1K 1:6; 2:44; 2Ch 20:12; Pv 19:18; 23:13; 29:15; Ec 7:22; Ezk 7:3; 18:30; Jol 3:12; Mt 10:37; 1Jn 3:20.
 Nu 15:30; 1S 2:25; Ps 51:16; Is 22:14; Jr 7:16; 15:1; Ezk 24:13; He 10:4, 26.
Samuel, though loth, telleth Eli the vision.
15 ¶ And Samuelº layºª until² the morning,º and openedºª² the doorsº of the houseº of the LORD.º And Samuelº fearedºª to shewºª²² Eliº² the vision.º 16 Then Eliº calledºª² Samuel,º and said,ºª Samuel,º my son.º And he answered,ºª Here² [am] I. 17 And he said,ºª What² [is] the thingº that² [the LORD] hath saidºª unto² thee? I pray thee² hideºª [it] not² from² me: Godº do² so¹ª² to thee, and more² also,¹ª² if² thou hideºª [any] thingº from² me of all²² the thingsº that² he saidºª unto² thee. 18 And Samuelº toldºª him² every² whit,º and hidºª nothing² from² him. And he said,ºª It² [is] the LORD:º let him doºª what seemethº him good.º
 1S 1:9; Jr 1:6; Mal 1:10; 1Co 16:10.
 Ru 1:17; 1S 20:13; 2S 3:35; 19:13; 1K 22:16; Ps 141:5; Dn 4:19; Mi 2:7; Mt 26:63.
 Gn 18:25; Jg 10:15; 2S 16:10; Jb 1:21; 2:10; Ps 39:9; Is 39:8; Lm 3:39; 1P 5:6.
Samuel groweth in credit.
19 ¶ And Samuelº grew,ºª and the LORDº was² with² him, and did let none²²² of his wordsº fallºª to the ground.º 20 And all² Israelº from Danº² even to² Beershebaº knewºª that² Samuelº [was] establishedºª [to be] a prophetº of the LORD.º 21 And the LORDº appearedºª againºª in Shiloh:º for² the LORDº revealed¹ª himself² to² Samuelº in Shilohº by the wordº of the LORD.º
 Gn 39:2, 21; Jg 13:24; 1S 2:21; 9:6; 18:14; 1K 8:56; Is 43:2; 44:26; Mt 1:23; Lk 1:28, 80; 2:40, 52; 2Co 13:11, 14; 2Ti 4:22.
 Jg 20:1; 2S 3:10; 17:11; 1Ti 1:12.
 Gn 12:7; 15:1; Nu 12:6; 1S 3:1, 4; Am 3:7; He 1:1.
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