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1 Samuel 3

NKJV 1 Then the boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation. NIV 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. NKJV 2 And it came to pass at that time, while Eli was lying down in his place, and when his eyes had begun to grow so dim that he could not see, NIV 2 One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. NKJV 3 and before the lamp of God went out in the tabernacle of the Lord where the ark of God was, and while Samuel was lying down, NIV 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the LORD, where the ark of God was. NKJV 4 that the Lord called Samuel. And he answered, "Here I am!" NIV 4 Then the LORD called Samuel. Samuel answered, “Here I am.” NKJV 5 So he ran to Eli and said, "Here I am, for you called me." And he said, "I did not call; lie down again." And he went and lay down. NIV 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. NKJV 6 Then the Lord called yet again, "Samuel!" So Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." He answered, "I did not call, my son; lie down again." NIV 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.” NKJV 7 (Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, nor was the word of the Lord yet revealed to him.) NIV 7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD: The word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him. NKJV 8 And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. Then he arose and went to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you did call me." Then Eli perceived that the Lord had called the boy. NIV 8 A third time the LORD called, “Samuel!” 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. NKJV 9 Therefore Eli said to Samuel, "Go, lie down; and it shall be, if He calls you, that you must say, 'Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears.' " So Samuel went and lay down in his place. NIV 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. NKJV 10 Now the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, "Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel answered, "Speak, for Your servant hears." NIV 10 The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” NKJV 11 Then the Lord said to Samuel: "Behold, I will do something in Israel at which both ears of everyone who hears it will tingle. NIV 11 And the LORD said to Samuel: “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it tingle. NKJV 12 In that day I will perform against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. NIV 12 At that time I will carry out against Eli everything I spoke against his family—from beginning to end. NKJV 13 For I have told him that I will judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knows, because his sons made themselves vile, and he did not restrain them. NIV 13 For I told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about; his sons blasphemed God, and he failed to restrain them. NKJV 14 And therefore I have sworn to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or offering forever." NIV 14 Therefore I swore to the house of Eli, ‘The guilt of Eli’s house will never be atoned for by sacrifice or offering.’ ” NKJV 15 So Samuel lay down until morning, and opened the doors of the house of the Lord. And Samuel was afraid to tell Eli the vision. NIV 15 Samuel lay down until morning and then opened the doors of the house of the LORD. He was afraid to tell Eli the vision, NKJV 16 Then Eli called Samuel and said, "Samuel, my son!" And he answered, "Here I am." NIV 16 but Eli called him and said, “Samuel, my son.” Samuel answered, “Here I am.” NKJV 17 And he said, "What is the word that the Lord spoke to you? Please do not hide it from me. God do so to you, and more also, if you hide anything from me of all the things that He said to you." NIV 17 “What was it he said to you?” Eli asked. “Do not hide it from me. May God deal with you, be it ever so severely, if you hide from me anything he told you.” NKJV 18 Then Samuel told him everything, and hid nothing from him. And he said, "It is the Lord. Let Him do what seems good to Him." NIV 18 So Samuel told him everything, hiding nothing from him. Then Eli said, “He is the LORD; let him do what is good in his eyes.” NKJV 19 So Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. NIV 19 The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground. NKJV 20 And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel had been established as a prophet of the Lord. NIV 20 And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba recognized that Samuel was attested as a prophet of the LORD. NKJV 21 Then the Lord appeared again in Shiloh. For the Lord revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the Lord. NIV 21 The LORD continued to appear at Shiloh, and there he revealed himself to Samuel through his word.