1 Now, the boy Samuel was serving Yahweh in the presence of Eli; in those days it was rare for Yahweh to speak; visions were uncommon.
Amos 8:11-12 Ps 74:9 1Sam 2:11 1Sam 2:18 1Sam 3:21 1Sam 3:15 Isa 13:12
2 One day, it happened that Eli was lying down in his room. His eyes were beginning to grow dim; he could no longer see.
1Sam 4:15 Gen 27:1 1Sam 2:22 Eccl 12:3 Gen 48:10 Gen 48:19 Ps 90:10
3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying in Yahweh's sanctuary, where the ark of God was,
2Chr 13:11 Exod 27:20-21 Lev 24:2-4 1Sam 1:6 Exod 30:7-8 Ps 5:7 Ps 27:4
4 when Yahweh called, 'Samuel! Samuel!' He answered, 'Here I am,'
1Cor 12:6-11 1Cor 12:28 Acts 9:4 Exod 3:4 Gal 1:15-16 Gen 22:1 Isa 6:8
5 and, running to Eli, he said, 'Here I am, as you called me.' Eli said, 'I did not call. Go back and lie down.' So he went and lay down.
6 And again Yahweh called, 'Samuel! Samuel!' He got up and went to Eli and said, 'Here I am, as you called me.' He replied, 'I did not call, my son; go back and lie down.'
1Sam 4:16 2Sam 18:22 Gen 43:29 Matt 9:2
7 As yet, Samuel had no knowledge of Yahweh and the word of Yahweh had not yet been revealed to him.
Acts 19:2 Jer 9:24
8 Again Yahweh called, the third time. He got up and went to Eli and said, 'Here I am, as you called me.' Eli then understood that Yahweh was calling the child,
1Cor 13:11-12 Job 33:14-15
9 and he said to Samuel, 'Go and lie down, and if someone calls say, "Speak, Yahweh; for your servant is listening." ' So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
Dan 10:19 Exod 20:19 Isa 6:8 Ps 85:8 Acts 9:6
10 Yahweh then came and stood by, calling as he had done before, 'Samuel! Samuel!' Samuel answered, 'Speak, Yahweh; for your servant is listening.'
1Sam 3:4-6 1Sam 3:8
11 Yahweh then said to Samuel, 'I am going to do something in Israel which will make the ears of all who hear of it ring.
2Kgs 21:12 Jer 19:3 Acts 13:41 Hab 1:5 Isa 28:19 Luke 21:26 Amos 3:6-7
12 I shall carry out that day against Eli everything that I have said about his family, from beginning to end.
1Sam 2:27-36 Josh 23:15 Luke 21:33 Num 23:19 Zech 1:6
13 You are to tell him that I condemn his family for ever, since he is aware that his sons have been cursing God and yet has not corrected them.
1Sam 2:12 1Sam 2:17 Matt 10:37 Prov 19:18 1Kgs 1:6 1Sam 2:22-36 Prov 23:13-14
14 Therefore -- I swear it to the family of Eli -- no sacrifice or offering shall ever expiate the guilt of Eli's family.'
Isa 22:14 1Sam 2:25 Heb 10:4-10 Heb 10:26-31 Jer 7:16 Jer 15:1 Lev 15:31
15 Samuel lay where he was until morning and then opened the doors of Yahweh's temple. Samuel was afraid to tell Eli about the vision,
Jer 1:6-8 1Cor 16:10-11 1Sam 1:9 Mal 1:10
16 but Eli called Samuel and said, 'Samuel, my son.' 'Here I am,' he replied.
17 Eli asked, 'What message did he give you? Please do not hide it from me. May God bring unnameable ills on you and worse ones, too, if you hide from me anything of what he said to you.'
2Sam 3:35 Ruth 1:17 1Kgs 22:16 1Sam 20:13 2Sam 19:13 Dan 4:19 Matt 26:63
18 Samuel then told him everything, hiding nothing from him. Eli said, 'He is Yahweh; let him do what he thinks good.'
Isa 39:8 Job 2:10 1Pet 5:6 Job 1:21 Judg 10:15 Lam 3:39 Ps 39:9
19 Samuel grew up. Yahweh was with him and did not let a single word fall to the ground of all that he had told him.
1Sam 2:21 1Sam 9:6 Gen 39:2 Luke 2:52 1Kgs 8:56 1Sam 18:14 2Cor 13:11
20 All Israel knew, from Dan to Beersheba, that Samuel was attested as a prophet of Yahweh.
Judg 20:1 2Sam 3:10 1Tim 1:12 2Sam 17:11
21 Yahweh continued to manifest himself at Shiloh, revealing himself to Samuel there,
1Sam 3:1 Gen 12:7 1Sam 3:4 1Sam 3:10 Amos 3:7 Gen 15:1 Num 12:6