10 Now the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”

And Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.”

11 Then the Lord said to Samuel: “Behold, I will do something in Israel (A)at which both ears of everyone who hears it will tingle. 12 In that day I will perform against Eli (B)all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. 13 (C)For I have told him that I will (D)judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knows, because (E)his sons made themselves vile, and he (F)did not [a]restrain them. 14 And therefore I have sworn to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house (G)shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or offering forever.”

15 So Samuel lay down until [b]morning, and opened the doors of the house of the Lord. And Samuel was afraid to tell Eli the vision. 16 Then Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son!”

He answered, “Here I am.”

17 And he said, “What is the word that the Lord spoke to you? Please do not hide it from me. (H)God do so to you, and more also, if you hide anything from me of all the things that He said to you.” 18 Then Samuel told him everything, and hid nothing from him. And he said, (I)“It is the Lord. Let Him do what seems good to Him.”

19 So Samuel (J)grew, and (K)the Lord was with him (L)and let none of his words [c]fall to the ground. 20 And all Israel (M)from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel had been [d]established as a prophet of the Lord. 21 Then the Lord appeared again in Shiloh. For the Lord revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by (N)the word of the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 3:13 Lit. rebuke
  2. 1 Samuel 3:15 So with MT, Tg., Vg.; LXX adds and he arose in the morning
  3. 1 Samuel 3:19 fail
  4. 1 Samuel 3:20 confirmed