1 Samuel 3:7

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 3:7  (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