|Overview - 1 Samuel 3|
|1||How the word of the Lord was first revealed to Samuel.|
|11||God tells Samuel the destruction of Eli's house.|
|15||Samuel, though loath, tells Eli the vision.|
|19||Samuel grows in credit.|
1 Samuel 3:7 (King James Version)
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.
- Now Samuel
- Or, Thus did Samuel before he knew the Lord, and before the word of the Lord was revealed unto him.
- did not yet
- Samuel was not destitute of the knowledge of God, in that sense which implies the total absence of true piety, as Eli's sons were; for he knew and worshipped the God of Israel: but he did not know him as communicating special revelations of his will to him, in the manner in which he made it known to the prophets.
- Jeremiah 9:24 ; Acts 19:2