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Chapter 3

Revelation to Samuel. During the time young Samuel was minister to the Lord under Eli, the word of the Lord was scarce and vision infrequent. [a]One day Eli was asleep in his usual place. His eyes had lately grown so weak that he could not see.

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  1. 3:2–18 The call of Samuel: This section may be divided as follows: 1. the triple summons (vv. 2–9); 2. God’s revelation (vv. 10–14); 3. Samuel informs Eli (vv. 15–18).