1 Samuel 3
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The LORD Calls Samuel

1And the chylde Samuel ministred vnto the Lorde before Eli, and the worde of the Lord was precious in those dayes, neither was there any open vision.

2And as at that tyme Eli lay in his place, his eyes began to waxe dymme that he coulde not see. 3And yet the lampe of God went out, Samuel layde hym downe to sleepe in the temple of the Lord, where the arke of God was. 4And the Lorde called Samuel. And he aunswered, I am here. 5And he ran vnto Eli, and sayde: Here am I, for thou calledst me. And he said, I called thee not, go againe and sleepe. And he went, and layde hym downe to sleepe. 6And the Lorde called once againe, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and sayde: I am here, for thou diddest call me. And he aunswered: I called thee not my sonne, go againe and sleepe. 7Samuel knewe not yet the Lorde, neither was the worde of the Lorde yet opened vnto hym. 8And the Lorde went to, and called Samuel the thirde tyme. And he arose and went to Eli, and saide: I am here, for thou hast called me. And Eli perceaued that the Lord had called the childe. 9Therefore Eli sayde vnto Samuel: Go and sleepe, and yf he call thee, then say: Speake Lorde, for thy seruaunt heareth thee. So Samuel went, and slept in his place.

10And the Lorde came, and stoode and called as before, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel aunswered: Speake, for thy seruaunt heareth. 11And the Lorde saide to Samuel: Beholde, I wyll do a thing in Israel, that both the eares of as many as heareth it shall tyngle. 12In that day, I wyll rayse vp against Eli all thynges whiche I haue spoken concernyng his house: when I begyn, I wyll also make an ende. 13I haue tolde hym that I wyll iudge his house for euer, for the wickednesse which he knoweth: For whe the people cursed his sonnes for ye same wickednesse he hath not corrected them. 14And therfore I haue sworne vnto the house of Eli, that the wickednesse of Elies house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offeryng for euer.

Samuel Shares the Vision

15Samuel slept vntyl the mornyng, and opened the doores of the house of the Lorde: and Samuel feared to shewe Eli the vision. 16Then Eli called Samuel, and sayde: Samuel, my sonne. And he aunswered: Here am I. 17He saide: What is that the Lord hath saide vnto thee? I pray thee hyde it not from me: God do so to thee, & more also, if thou hyde any thyng from me of all that he sayde vnto thee. 18And Samuel tolde hym euerywhyt, and hyd nothyng from hym. And he saide: It is the Lord, let hym do what seemeth hym good.

19And Samuel grewe, and the Lorde was with hym, and left none of his wordes vnperfourmed. 20And all Israel, from Dan to Beerseba, wyst that faythfull Samuel was the Lordes prophete. 21And the Lorde appeared againe in Silo: for the Lorde opened him selfe to Samuel in Silo, through the worde of the Lorde.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

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1 Samuel 2
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