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1 Samuel 3 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:1 - And the child Samuel ministered unto Jehovah before Eli. And the word of Jehovah was precious in those days; there was no frequent vision.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:2 - And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place (now his eyes had begun to wax dim, so that he could not see),

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:3 - and the lamp of God was not yet gone out, and Samuel was laid down to sleep, in the temple of Jehovah, where the ark of God was;

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:4 - that Jehovah called Samuel: and he said, Here am I.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 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.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:6 - And Jehovah called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:7 - Now Samuel did not yet know Jehovah, neither was the word of Jehovah yet revealed unto him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:8 - And Jehovah called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And Eli perceived that Jehovah had called the child.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:9 - Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Jehovah; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:10 - And Jehovah came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel said, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:11 - And Jehovah said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:12 - In that day I will perform against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from the beginning even unto the end.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:13 - For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever, for the iniquity which he knew, because his sons did bring a curse upon themselves, and he restrained them not.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:14 - And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be expiated with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:15 - And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of Jehovah. And Samuel feared to show Eli the vision.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:16 - Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he said, Here am I.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:17 - And he said, What is the thing that Jehovah hath spoken unto thee? I pray thee, hide it not from me: God do so to thee, and more also, if thou hide anything from me of all the things that he spake unto thee.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:18 - And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is Jehovah: let him do what seemeth him good.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:19 - And Samuel grew, and Jehovah was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:20 - And all Israel from Dan even to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of Jehovah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:21 - And Jehovah appeared again in Shiloh; for Jehovah revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of Jehovah.

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