1 Samuel 3:3

Overview - 1 Samuel 3
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.
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1 Samuel 3:3  (King James Version)
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;

Before sun-rise: for it is probable the lamps were extinguished before the rising of the sun; see the Parallel Passages.

the lamp
Exodus 27:20 Exodus 27:21 ; Exodus 30:7 Exodus 30:8 Leviticus 24:2-4 ; 2 Chronicles 13:11

the temple
1:6 Psalms 5:7 ; 27:4 29:9