1 Samuel 3:15
Text Analysis
7901 [e]וַיִּשְׁכַּ֤ב
So lay downConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
8050 [e]שְׁמוּאֵל֙
5704 [e]עַד־
1242 [e]הַבֹּ֔קֶר
morningArt | N-ms
6605 [e]וַיִּפְתַּ֖ח
and openedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
1817 [e]דַּלְת֣וֹת
the doorsN-fpc
1004 [e]בֵּית־
of the houseN-msc
3068 [e]יְהוָ֑ה
of YahwehN-proper-ms
8050 [e]וּשְׁמוּאֵ֣ל
And SamuelConj-w | N-proper-ms
3372 [e]יָרֵ֔א
was afraidV-Qal-Perf-3ms
5046 [e]מֵהַגִּ֥יד
to tellPrep-m | V-Hifil-Inf
853 [e]אֶת־
4759 [e]הַמַּרְאָ֖ה
the visionArt | N-fs
413 [e]אֶל־
5941 [e]עֵלִֽי׃

Hebrew Texts
שמואל א 3:15 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיִּשְׁכַּ֤ב שְׁמוּאֵל֙ עַד־הַבֹּ֔קֶר וַיִּפְתַּ֖ח אֶת־דַּלְתֹ֣ות בֵּית־יְהוָ֑ה וּשְׁמוּאֵ֣ל יָרֵ֔א מֵהַגִּ֥יד אֶת־הַמַּרְאָ֖ה אֶל־עֵלִֽי׃

שמואל א 3:15 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וישכב שמואל עד־הבקר ויפתח את־דלתות בית־יהוה ושמואל ירא מהגיד את־המראה אל־עלי׃

שמואל א 3:15 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וישכב שמואל עד־הבקר ויפתח את־דלתות בית־יהוה ושמואל ירא מהגיד את־המראה אל־עלי׃

שמואל א 3:15 Hebrew Bible
וישכב שמואל עד הבקר ויפתח את דלתות בית יהוה ושמואל ירא מהגיד את המראה אל עלי׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So Samuel lay down until morning. Then he opened the doors of the house of the LORD. But Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli.

King James Bible
And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Samuel lay down until the morning; then he opened the doors of the LORD's house. He was afraid to tell Eli the vision,
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


1 Samuel 1:9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk…

Malachi 1:10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? …

Samuel Samuel reverenced Eli as a father, and feared to distress him by shewing what God had purposed to do. It does not appear that God commanded Samuel to deliver this message; he therefore did not attempt it till adjured by Eli. It might be supposed that Samuel would have been so full of ecstasy as to have forgotten his ordinary service, and run amongst his friends to tell them of the converse he had with God in the night: but he modestly keeps it to himself. Our secret communion with God is not to be proclaimed on the house-top.


Jeremiah 1:6-8 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child…

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