1 Samuel 3
the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open
2And 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;
3And 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;
the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.
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
6And 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
7Now Samuel did not yet know the
LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.
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.
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.
the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.
11And 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.
12In 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.
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.
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.
15And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened
the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.
16Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.
17And 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
18And Samuel told him every whit, and
hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.
19And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall
to the ground.
20And all Israel from Dan even
to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.
21And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word
of the LORD.