Compare Translations for 1 Samuel 3:7

1 Samuel 3:7 ASV
Now Samuel did not yet know Jehovah, neither was the word of Jehovah yet revealed unto him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 BBE
Now at that time Samuel had no knowledge of the Lord, and the revelation of the word of the Lord had not come to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 CEB
(Now Samuel didn't yet know the LORD, and the LORD's word hadn't yet been revealed to him.)
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1 Samuel 3:7 CJB
Now Sh'mu'el didn't yet know ADONAI; the word of ADONAI had not yet been revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 RHE
Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither had the word of the Lord been revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 ESV
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, and the word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 GW
Samuel had no experience with the LORD, because the word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 HNV
Now Shemu'el didn't yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 CSB
Now Samuel had not yet experienced the Lord, because the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 KJV
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 LEB
Now Samuel did not yet know Yahweh, and the word of Yahweh had not yet been revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 NAS
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, nor had the word of the LORD yet been revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 NCV
Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the Lord had not spoken directly to him yet.
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1 Samuel 3:7 NIRV
Samuel didn't know the LORD yet. That's because the LORD still hadn't given him a message.
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1 Samuel 3:7 NIV
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD: The word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 NKJV
(Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, nor was the word of the Lord yet revealed to him.)
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1 Samuel 3:7 NLT
Samuel did not yet know the LORD because he had never had a message from the LORD before.
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1 Samuel 3:7 NRS
Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 RSV
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, and the word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 DBY
Now Samuel did not yet know Jehovah, neither had the word of Jehovah yet been revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 MSG
(This all happened before Samuel knew God for himself. It was before the revelation of God had been given to him personally.)
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1 Samuel 3:7 WBT
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 TMB
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 TNIV
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD: The word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 WEB
Now Samuel didn't yet know Yahweh, neither was the word of Yahweh yet revealed to him.
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1 Samuel 3:7 WYC
Forsooth Samuel knew not yet the Lord, neither the word of the Lord was showed to him. (For Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord was not yet shown to him.)
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1 Samuel 3:7 YLT
And Samuel hath not yet known Jehovah, and the word of Jehovah is not yet revealed unto him.
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1 Samuel 3 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 3

The word of the Lord first revealed to Samuel. (1-10) God tells Samuel the destruction of Eli's house. (11-18) Samuel established to be a prophet. (19-21)

Verses 1-10 The call which Divine grace designs shall be made effectual; will be repeated till it is so, till we come to the call. Eli, perceiving that it was the voice of God that Samuel heard, instructed him what to say. Though it was a disgrace to Eli, for God's call to be directed to Samuel, yet he told him how to meet it. Thus the elder should do their utmost to assist and improve the younger that are rising up. Let us never fail to teach those who are coming after us, even such as will soon be preferred before us, ( John 1:30 ) . Good words should be put into children's mouths betimes, by which they may be prepared to learn Divine things, and be trained up to regard them.

Verses 11-18 What a great deal of guilt and corruption is there in us, concerning which we may say, It is the iniquity which our own heart knoweth; we are conscious to ourselves of it! Those who do not restrain the sins of others, when it is in their power to do it, make themselves partakers of the guilt, and will be charged as joining in it. In his remarkable answer to this awful sentence, Eli acknowledged that the Lord had a right to do as he saw good, being assured that he would do nothing wrong. The meekness, patience, and humility contained in those words, show that he was truly repentant; he accepted the punishment of his sin.

Verses 19-21 All increase in wisdom and grace, is owing to the presence of God with us. God will graciously repeat his visits to those who receive them aright. Early piety will be the greatest honour of young people. Those who honour God he will honour. Let young people consider the piety of Samuel, and from him they will learn to remember their Creator in the days of their youth. Young children are capable of religion. Samuel is a proof that their waiting upon the Lord will be pleasing to him. He is a pattern of all those amiable tempers, which are the brightest ornament of youth, and a sure source of happiness.

1 Samuel 3 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 3

1 Samuel 3:1-10 . THE LORD APPEARS TO SAMUEL IN A VISION.

1. the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli--His ministry consisted, of course, of such duties in or about the sanctuary as were suited to his age, which is supposed now to have been about twelve years. Whether the office had been specially assigned him, or it arose from the interest inspired by the story of his birth, Eli kept him as his immediate attendant; and he resided not in the sanctuary, but in one of the tents or apartments around it, assigned for the accommodation of the priests and Levites, his being near to that of the high priest.
the word of the Lord was precious in those days--It was very rarely known to the Israelites; and in point of fact only two prophets are mentioned as having appeared during the whole administration of the judges ( Judges 4:4 , 6:8 ).
there was no open vision--no publicly recognized prophet whom the people could consult, and from whom they might learn the will of God. There must have been certain indubitable evidences by which a communication from heaven could be distinguished. Eli knew them, for he may have received them, though not so frequently as is implied in the idea of an "open vision."

3. ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord--The "temple" seems to have become the established designation of the tabernacle, and the time indicated was towards the morning twilight, as the lamps were extinguished at sunrise (see Leviticus 6:12 Leviticus 6:13 ).

5-18. he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me--It is evident that his sleeping chamber was close to that of the aged high priest and that he was accustomed to be called during the night. The three successive calls addressed to the boy convinced Eli of the divine character of the speaker, and he therefore exhorted the child to give a reverential attention to the message. The burden of [the Lord's message] was an extraordinary premonition of the judgments that impended over Eli's house; and the aged priest, having drawn the painful secret from the child, exclaimed, "It is the Lord; let him do what seemeth him good." Such is the spirit of meek and unmurmuring submission in which we ought to receive the dispensations of God, however severe and afflictive. But, in order to form a right estimate of Eli's language and conduct on this occasion, we must consider the overwhelming accumulation of judgments denounced against his person, his sons, his descendants--his altar, and nation. With such a threatening prospect before him, his piety and meekness were wonderful. In his personal character he seems to have been a good man, but his sons' conduct was flagrantly bad; and though his misfortunes claim our sympathy, it is impossible to approve or defend the weak and unfaithful course which, in the retributive justice of God, brought these adversities upon him.