1 Samuel 3 ©
1 The manner in which the word of the Lord was first revealed to Samuel. 11 God sheweth to Samuel the destruction of Eli's house. 15 Samuel, commanded by Eli telleth him the vision. 19 Samuel is favoured by God, and acknowledged for a prophet in Israel.
That the LORD gcalled Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.
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.
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.
1Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.
And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.
¶And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I jwill do a thing in Israel, kat which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.
In that day lI will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: 2when I begin, I will also make an end.
3For mI have told him that I will njudge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because ohis sons made themselves 4*vile, pand he 5restrained them not.
And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, qthat the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.
And he said, What is the thing that the LORD hath said unto thee? I pray thee hide it not from me: tGod do so to thee, and 6more also, if thou hide any 7thing from me of all the things that he said unto thee.