1 Samuel 3:1-10 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision. 1 The boy Samuel ministered before the LORD under Eli. In those days the word of the LORD was rare; there were not many visions.
2 And 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 ; 2 One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place.
3 And 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; 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was.
4 That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered , Here am I. 4 Then the LORD called Samuel. Samuel answered, "Here I am."
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 . 5 And he ran to Eli and said, "Here I am; you called me." But Eli said, "I did not call; go back and lie down." So he went and lay down.
6 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 . 6 Again the LORD called, "Samuel!" And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, "Here I am; you called me." "My son," Eli said, "I did not call; go back and lie down."
7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him. 7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD: The word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.
8 And 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. 8 The LORD called Samuel a third time, and Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, "Here I am; you called me." Then Eli realized that the LORD was calling the boy.
9 Therefore 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. 9 So Eli told Samuel, "Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, 'Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.' " So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10 And the LORD came , and stood , and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered , Speak ; for thy servant heareth . 10 The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, "Samuel! Samuel!" Then Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant is listening."