This chapter gives an account of the Lord's calling to Samuel in the
night season, which he first took for the voice of Eli, but being
instructed by him, made answer to the voice, \\#1Sa 3:1-10\\, and of a
message sent from him by Samuel to Eli, foretelling the destruction of
his family, \\#1Sa 3:11-14\\ and of the delivery of it to him, which
Samuel was first fearful of doing, but, encouraged by Eli, he delivered
it to him, to which he patiently submitted, \\#1Sa 3:15-18\\ and the
chapter is closed with the establishment of Samuel as a prophet of the
Lord, who continued to appear and reveal himself to him, \\#1Sa 3:19-21\\.