Daniel P. Barron

1 Samuel 3

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 

1 And the boy Samuel served Yehvah before Eli. And word of Yehvah was rare in those days. There was no vision spread forth. 2 And it was, in that day, so Eli was lying down in his place, and his eyes had begun to grow dim. He was not able to see. 3 And the lamp i of Gods was not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of Yehvah where there was the ark of Gods.

4 And Yehvah called to Samuel and he said, “Here I am.” 5 And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called for me.” And he said, “I did not call. Return. Lie down.” And he went and lie down. 6 And again, Yehvah called Samuel again. And Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called for me.” And he said, “I did not call, my son. Return. Lie down.” 7 And Samuel did not yet know Yehvah. The word of Yehvah was not yet revealed to him.

8 And Yehvah again called Samuel for the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called for me.” And Eli understood that Yehvah was calling for the boy. 9 And Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down. And it shall be, if he calls to you, so you shall say, 'Speak, Yehvah, for your servant is listening.'” And Samuel went and lie down in his place.

10 And Yehvah came and stood and called as in other times, “Samuel, Samuel.” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 11 And Yehvah said to Samuel, “Behold, I am doing a thing in Israel that everyone who hears it his ears shall tingle. ii 12 In that day, I will raise up to Eli all that I have spoken to his house, beginning and finishing. 13 And I have declared to him that I am judging his house forever in the iniquity that he knows, for his sons cursed themselves; and he did not restrain iii them. 14 And therefore, I swore to the house of Eli, the iniquity of the house of Eli shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or by offering forever.”

15 And Samuel lay down until the morning and opened the doors of the house of Yehvah. And Samuel was afraid to declare the vision to Eli. 16 And Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” And he said, “Here I am.” 17 And he said, “What was the word that he spoke to you? Please do not hide from me. So Gods, may he do to you and so again, if you hide from me a word from everything that he spoke to you.” 18 And Samuel told him all the words and did not hide from him. And he said, “He is Yehvah. He shall do the good in his eyes.”

19 And Samuel grew and Yehvah was with him. And he let none from all his words fall to the earth. 20 And all Israel knew, from Dan to Beersheba, that Samuel was confirmed for a prophet for Yehvah. 21 And Yehvah appeared again in Shiloh, for Yehvah was revealed to Samuel in Shiloh in the word of Yehvah.

1 Samuel 2 - 1 Samuel 4

Translated by Darwin Fish. See original pdf.

  1. Exodus 27:20; 30:8 ^
  2. ה לּינ לי צב תע) tetsilleynâh) “tingle” NKJV, etc. - i.e. in fear – used this same way in 2 Kings 21:12; Jeremiah 19:3, and in Habakkuk 3:16 for lips “quivered.” ^
  3. ה לּה כב) kihâh) “restrain” NKJV, YLT; “restained” KJV; “rebuke” NAS – Piel form, used only here in this way. Elsewhere, same root used for “faint” e.g. Ezekiel 21:7(H12, Piel); or “dim” e.g. Genesis 27:1 (Qal). ^

One Response

  1. And this man went up from his city from days to days to worship and to sacrifice to Yehvah of hosts in Shiloh. And there were two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, priests to Yehvah. -- יִע`) êliy) “Eli” - found also in 1 Samuel 1:9, 12-14, 17, 25; 2:11-12, 20, 22, 27; 3:1-2, 5-6, 8-9, 12, 14-16; 4:4, 11, 13-16, 18; 14:3; 1 Kings 2:27. This is not the same “Eli” as in Matthew 27:46 “Eli,” Greek Ἠλί (êli), Hebrew ללייִא') êliy) = “my God” (Psalm 22:1).

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