Shmuel Alef 3:1-2 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
3 And the na’ar Shmuel ministered unto Hashem before Eli. And the Devar Hashem was yakar (precious, dear, rare) in those days; there was no chazon nifratz ([prophetic] vision open, spread out, common, i.e., prophetic vision was uncommon).
2 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was lying down in his makom (his eyes had began to grow dim, that he could not see);
1 Samuel 3:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
The Lord Calls Samuel
3 The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions.
2 One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place.