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5 And she said unto her, All that thou
sayest unto me I will do.

6 II And she went down unto the floor, and
did according to all that her mother-in-law
bade her.

7 And when Boaz had eaten and drunk,
and =his heart was merry, he went to lie
down at the end of the heap of corn : and
she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and
laid her down.

8 IT And it came to pass at midnight, that
the man was afraid, and || turned himself:
and behold, a woman lay at his feet.

9 And he said, Who art thou ? And she
answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: ^spread
therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for
thou art \\sa. near kinsman.

10 "And he said, ""Blessed be thou of the
Lord, my daughter : for thou hast shewed
more kindness in the latter end than 'at the
beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not
young men, whether poor or rich.

11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I
will do to thee all that thou requirest : for
all the fcity of my people doth know that
thou art'^a. virtuous woman.

12 And now it is true tJiat I am thy 'near
kinsman : howbeit "" there is a kinsman nearer
than I.

13 Tarry this night, and it shall be in
the morning, that if he will ° perform unto
thee the part of a kinsman, well ; let him
do the kinsman's part : but if he will not
do the part of a kinsman to thee, then
will I do the part of a kinsman to thee,
"as the Lord liveth: lie down until the
morning.

14 IT And she lay at his feet until the
morning : and she rose up before one could
know another. And he said, pLet it not be
known that a woman came into the floor.

15 Also he said, Bring the || vail that thou
hast upon thee, and hold it. And when
she held it, he measured six measures of
barley, and laid it on her: and she went
into the city.



Before
CHRIST
about 1312.



c cb. 2. 8.



d 2 Sam. 14.
2.



II Or, lift up
the clothes
that are on
his feet.



e JudE. lU.

6. 9, aa.

2 Sam. 13.

28.

Eith. 1. 10.



II Or, took
hold on.



r Ezek. 16.
8.



II Or, oiu
that hath
right to rer
deem.

e cb. 2. 20.
St ver. 12.
)i ch. 2. 20.
i ch. 1. 8.



t Heb. gate.



k Prov. 12.
4.



I ver. 10.
m ch. 4. 1.



n Dcut. 25.

5.

ch. 4. .5.

Matt 22. 24.



o Judg. 8.
19.
Jer. 4. 2.



p Rom. 12.
17. & 14. Ifi.

1 Cor. 10.32.

2 Cor. 8. 21.
lThess.5.
22.

II Or, a.Keet,
or, apron.



Pi. 37. 3.



1 cb. 3. 12.



b 1 Kinga
21.8.
Prov. 31. 23.



CHAP. IV. Boaz calleth into judgment the next Mnsman.

16 And when she came to her mother-in-
''""""'^- law, she said. Who art thou, my daughter ?

and she told her all that the man had done
to her.

17 And she said, These six measures of
barley gave he me ; for he said to me. Go
not empty unto thy mother-in-law.

18 Then said she, ^Sit still, my daughter,
until thou know how the matter wiU fall : for
the man will not be in rest, until he have
finished the thing this day.

CHAP. IV.

1 Boaz calleth into judgment the next kinsman. 6 He
refuseth the redemption according to the manner in
Israel. 9 Boaz huyeth the inheritance. 1 1 He mar-
rieth Ruth. 13 She beareth Obed the grandfather of
David. 18 The generation of Thar ez.

THEN went Boaz up to the gate, and
sat him down there: and behold, "the
kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto
whom he said. Ho, such a one ! turn aside,
sit down here. And he turned aside, and
sat down.

2 And he took ten men of ''the elders of
the city, and said. Sit ye down here. And
they sat down.

3 And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi,
that is come again out of the country of
Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was
our brother Elimelech's :

4 And fl thought to advertise thee, say-
ing, "Buy it ''before the inhabitants, and
before the elders of my people. If thou
wilt redeem it, redeem it : but if thou wilt
not redeem it, then tell me, that I may
know : ® for there is none to redeem it be-
sides thee ; and I am after thee. And he
said, I will redeem it.

5 Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest
the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must
buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife
of the dead, ^to raise up the name of the
dead upon his inheritance.

6 IT ^ And the kinsman said, I cannot re-
deem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inhe-
ritance : redeem thou my right to thyself; for
I cannot redeem it.

7 ''Now this was the manner in former
time in Israel concerning redeeming and
concerning changing, for to confirm all
things ; a man plucked off" his shoe, and
gave it to his neighbour : and this was a
testimony in Israel.

8 Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz,
Buy it for thee. So he drew off" his shoe.

9 IT And Boaz said unto the elders, and
unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this
day, that I have bought all that was Eli-
melech's, and all that was Chilion's and
Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi.

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t Heb.
feaid I will
reveal in
thine ear.
c Jer. 32. 7,
8.

d Gen. 23.
18.



e Lev. 25.
25.



f Gen. 38. 8.

Deut. 25. 5,-

6.

ch. 3. 13.

Matt. 22. 24.

g ch. 3. 12,

13.



h DcKt 25.

7, 9.



Boaz marrieth Ruth.

10 Moreover, Ruth the Moabitess, the
wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be
my wife, to raise up the name of the dead
upon his inheritance, 'that the name of
the dead be not cut off from among his
brethren, and from the gate of his place :
ye are witnesses this day.

11 And all the people that were in
the gate, and the elders, said, We are
witnesses. ■'The Lord make the woman
that is come into thine house hke Rachel
and like Leah, which two did 'build the
house of Israel: and ||do thou worthily
in ""Ephratah and fbe famous in Beth-
lehem :

12 And let thine house be like the house
of Pharez, "whom Tamar bare unto Judah,
of "the seed which the Lord shall give
thee of this young woman.

13 IT So Boaz Ptook Ruth, and she was
his wife : and when he went in unto her,
9 the Lord gave her conception, and she
bare a son.

14 And ""the women said unto Naomi,
Blessed he the Lord, which hath not t left



I. SAMUEL.



Berora


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


about 1312.


about 1312.


II Or.




redeemer.


i Deut. 25.


t Heb. to




nourish.




Gen. 45. 11.




Ps. 55. S.




t Heb. lAi/




f7laS?.-If-




a


k Ps. 127. 3.




& 128. 3.






t Luke 1.




58,59.


1 DeuL 25.




9.




II Or, ^et




tkee nches.




or, power.
m Gen. 35.






16, 19.
t Heb. pro-
claim my




name.




n Gen. 38.




29.


2. 4, &o.


1 Chron. 2.

4.

Matt 1,3.


Malt. 1. 3.




o 1 Sam. 2.




20.




p ch. 3. 11.






7.




y Matt 1.




4, &c.


q Gen. 29.
31. & 33. 5.


1! Or, ^


Saimah.


r Luke 1. 58.




Rom. 12. 15.




t Heb.




caused to


7. 1 Chron.


cease unto


2. 1.5.


Uice.


Watt 1. 6.



The generation of Pharez.

thee this day without a || kinsman, that hi3
name may be famous in Israel.

15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer of
thy life, and fa nourisher of f thine old age :
for thy daughter-in-law, which loveth thee,
which is ^better to thee than seven sons, hath
borne him.

16 And Naomi took the child, and
laid it m her bosom, and became nurse
unto it.

17 * And the women her neighbours
gave it a name, saying. There is a son
born to Naomi ; and they called his name
Obed : he is the father of Jesse, the father
of David.

18 H Now these are the generations of
Pharez : "Pharez begat Hezron,

19 And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram
begat Amminadab,

20 And Amminadab begat ^Nahshon, and
Nahshon begat y || Salmon,

21 And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz
begat Obed,

22 And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat
David.



THE



FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL,



OTHERWISE CALLED



THE FIEST BOOK OF THE KINGS.



CHAP. L

1 Elkanah a Levite, having ttvo wives, worshippeth
yearly at Shiloh. 4 He cherisheth Hannah, though
barren, and provoked by Peninnah. 9 Hannah in
grief,prayethfor a child. 12 Eli first rebuking her,
afterwards llesseth her. 19 Hanriah having borne
Samuel, stayeth at home till he be weaned. 24 She
presenteth him, according to her vow, to the LORD.

"VTOW there was a certain man of Rama-
_[^ thaim-zophim, of mount Ephraim, and
his name was "^Elkanah, the son of Jeroham,
the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of
Zuph, ''an Ephrathite :

2 And he had two wives ; the name of the
one was Hannah, and the name of the other
Peninnah : and Peninnah had children, but
Hannah had no children.

3 And this man went up out of his city
"t yearly ""to worship and to sacrifice unto
the Lord of hosts in "Shiloh. And the
two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the
priests of the Lord, were there.



Before

CHRIST
about 1171.



a 1 Chron.
6. 27, 34.



b Ruth 1. 2.



c Exod. 23.
14.

Deut 18. 16.
Luke 2 41.
t Heb. from
year to year.
A Deut 12.
5, 8, 7.
e Josh. 18.
1.



Before
CHRIST

about 1171.

f Deut. 12.
17, 18. & 16.
11.

11 Or, a dou-
ble ■portion,
g Gen. 30. 2.



t Heb. an-

fered hirr.
Job 24.
21.



II Or, from
the time that
shr, i^-c.
t Heb. from
her going
up.



k ch. 3. 3.



4 H And when the time was that Elkanah
*■ offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and
to all her sons and her daughters, portions :

5 But unto Hannah he gave || a worthy
portion; for he loved Hannah; shut the
Lord had shut up her womb.

6 And her adversary also t"" provoked her
sore, for to make her fret, because the Lord
had shut up her womb.

7 And as he did so year by year, |] t when
she went up to the house of the Lord, so
she provoked her ; therefore she wept, and
did not eat.

8 Then said Elkanah her husband to her,
Hannah, why weepest thou ? and why oatest
thou not? and why is thy heart grieved ? am
not I 'better to thee than ten sons ?

9 IT So Hannah rose up after they had
eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk :
(now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a
post of ''the temple of the Lord:)

252



Samuel is born.

10 1 And she was f in bitterness of soul,
and prayed unto the Lord, and wept so^p.

11 And she ""vowed a vow, and said, O
Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed "look on
the affliction of thine handmaid, and "re-
member me, and not forget thine handmaid,
but wilt give unto thine handmaid t a man-
child, then I will give him unto the Lord all
the days of his life, and p there shall no razor
come upon his head.

12 And it came to pass, as she t con-
tinued praying before the Lord, that Eli
marked her mouth.

13 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart;
only her lips moved, but her voice was not
heard : therefore Eli thought she had been
drunken.

14 And EH said unto her. How long wilt
thou be drunken ? put away thy wine from
thee.

15 And Hannah answered and said. No,
my lord, I am a woman f of a sorrowful
spirit : I have drunk neither wine nor strong
drink, but have i poured out my soul before
the Lord.

16 Count not thine handmaid for a daugh-
ter of 'Belial: for out of the abundance
of my II complaint and grief have I spoken
hitherto.

17 Then Eli answered and said, "Go in
peace : and *the God of Israel grant thee thy
petition that thou hast asked of him.

18 And she said, "Let thine handmaid find
grace in thy sight. So the woman ==went her
way, and did eat, and her countenance was
no more sad.

19 IF And they rose up in the morning
early, and worshipped before the Lord, and
returned, and came to their house to Ramah :
and Elkanah yknew Hannah his wife ; and
^the Lord remembered her.

20 Wherefore it came to pass, fwhen the
time was come about after Hannah had con-
ceived, that she bare a son, and called his
name || Samuel, saying, Because I have asked
him of the Lord.

21 And the man Elkanah, and all his
house, * went up to offer unto the Lord the
yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

22 But Hannah went not up ; for she said
unto her husband, / will not go up until the
child be weaned, and then I will ^ bring him,
that he may appear before the Lord, and
there •= abide ^for ever.

23 And « Elkanah her husband said unto
her, Do what seemeth thee good ; tarry until
thou have weaned him; ^only the Lord
establish his word. So the woman abode, and
gave her son suck until she weaned him.

24 IT And when she had weaned him, she



CHAP. II.



Before
CHRIST
about 1171.



1 Job 7. 11.
It. lU. 1.

t Hoi), outer
t/f soul.

2 Sam. 17.8.
m Gen. Sa
20.

Numb. 30.
3.

Judg. 11.30.
n Gen. 20.
32.

Exod. 4. 31.
2 Sam. 16.
12.

Pa. 25. 18.
o Gen. a 1.
&30. 22.
t Heb.
seed ef men.
p Numb. 6.

3aif. 13. 5.
t Ueb.
multipHcd
to pral/.



t Heb.
hard of
epirit.

q Pb. 62. 8.
& 142. 2.



I Deut. 13.
13.

II Or, ,
meditation.



9 Judg. 18.

6.

Mark 5. 34.

Luke 7. 50.

IcS. 48.

t Pb. 20.4,

5.

u Gen. 33.

15.

Ruth 2. 13.

X EccleB. 9.

7.



Before
CHRIST
about 1171.



y Gen. 4. 1.

z Gen. 30.

22.

t Heb.

m revolution

of days.

about 1171.

II That is,
asked of
God.



b Luke 2.

22.



c ver. 11,

28. & ch. 2.

11, 18. & 3.

1.

d Exod. 21.

6.

e Numb. 30.

7.

f 2 Sam. 7.

25.



g Deut. 12.
5, 0, 11.
h Josh. 18.
1.
about 1165.

i Luke 2.
22.



k Gen. 42.
15.

2Kin!ls2.



2,4,1



1 Matt 7. 7.



m ver. 11,
22.

II Or, re-
turved him,
whom I have
obtained by
petition, to
the Lord.
II Or. he
irhom I have
obtained by
petition
shall be re-
turned,
n Gen. 24.
26, 53.



a Phil. 4. 6.

b See

Luke 1. 46,

&c.

c Ps. 92. 10.

& 112. 3.

d Pb.9.14.
& 13. 5. &
20. 5. & 35. 9.



e Exod. 15.

11.

Deut. 3. 24.

&. 32. 4.

Ps. 86. 8. &

89. 6, 8.

f DeuL 4.

35.

2 Sam. 22.

32.

E Pb. 94. 4.

Mai. 3. 13.

Jude 15.

t Hob. AarJ.



h Ps. 37. IS,
17. & 76. 3.



i Pb. 34. 10.
Luke 1. 53.



1 Isai. 54. L
Jer. 15. 9.



m Deut. 32.

39

Job 5. is.

Hob. 6. 1.

n Job 1. 21.
o Pb. 75. 7.
p Ps. 113. 7,

lian. 4. 17.
Luke 1. 53.

q Job 36. 7.

r Job 38. 4,

5,6.

Ps. 24. 2. &

102. 25. &

104. 5.

Hebr. 1. 3.

s Ps. 91. 11.
&; 121. 3.



t Pb. 2. 9.
u ch. 7. 10.
Ps. 18. 13.
X Ps. 96. 13.
tc 98. 9.



y Pb.89.24.



HannahUs song of thanksgiving,

nook him up with her, with three bullocks,
and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine,
and brought him unto "> the house of the Lord
in Shiloh : and the child was young.

25 And they slew a bullock, and 'brought
the child to Eli.

26 And she said, O my lord, ^ as thy soul
liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood
by thee here, praying unto the Lord.

27 'For this child I prayed ; and the Lord
hath given me my petition which I asked of
him :

28 "Therefore also I have || lent him to
the Lord ; as long as he liveth || he shall be
lent to the Lord. And he " worshipped the
Lord there.

CHAP. XL

1 Hannah's song in thankfulness. 12 The sin of Eli's
sons. 18 SamueVs ministry. 20 By Eli's blessing,
Hannah is more fruitful. 22 Eli reproveth his sons.
27 A prophecy against Eli's house.

AND Hannah * prayed, and said, ''My
heart rejoiceth in the Lord, "mine
horn is exalted in the Lord ; my mouth is
enlarged over mine enemies ; because I ^ re-
joice in thy salvation.

2 * There is none holy as the Lord : for
there is '"none beside thee : neither is there
any rock like our God.

3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly ;
s let not t arrogancy come out of your mouth :
for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by
him actions are weighed.

4 '' The bows of the mighty men are
broken, and they that stumbled are girded
with strength.

5 ' They that were full have hired out
themselves for bread ; and they that were
hungry ceased: so that ''the barren hath
borne seven ; and ' she that hath many chil-
dren is waxed feeble.

6 ™The Lord killeth, and maketh alive : he
bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

7 The Lord " maketh poor, and maketh
rich : ° he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

8 P He raiseth up the poor out of the dust,
and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill.
•) to set them among princes, and to make
them inherit the throne of glory: for 'the
pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he
hath set the world upon them.

9 "He will keep the feet of his saints,
and the wicked shall be silent in darkness ;
for by strength shall no man prevail.

10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be
' broken to pieces ; " out of heaven shall he
thunder upon them : ^the Lord shall judge
the ends of the earth ; and he shall give
strength unto his king, and y exalt the born
of his Anointed.

253



The sin of EUs sons.

11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his
house. ^And the child did minister unto the
Lord before Eli the priest.

12 IT Now the sons of Eli were " sons of
Belial ; •> they knew not the Lord.

13 And the priest's custom with the peo-
ple was, that, when any man offered sacrifice,
the priest's servant came, while the flesh
was in seething, with a flesh-hook of three
teeth in his hand ;

14 And he struck it into the pan, or ket-
tle, or caldron, or pot; all that the flesh-hook
brought up the priest took for himself. So
they did in Shiloh unto all the Israelites that
came thither.

15 Also before they "burnt the fat, the
priest's servant came, and said to the man
that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the
priest ; for he will not have sodden flesh of
thee, but raw.

16 And if any man said unto him, Let
them not fail to burn the, fat t presently, and
then take as much as thy soul desireth; then
he would answer him. Nay ; but thou shalt
give it me now : and if not, I will take it by
force.

17 Wherefore the sin of the young men
was very great •* before the Lord : for men
* abhorred the offering of the Lord.

18 1[ ''But Samuel ministered before the
Lord, being a child, ? girded with a linen
ephod.

19 Moreover his mother made him a little
coat, and brought it to him from year to year,
when she ''came up with her husband, to ofl^er
the yearly sacrifice.

20 1[And Eli ■'blessed Elkanah and his
wife, and said. The Lord give thee seed of
this woman for the || loan which is ' lent to
the Lord. And they went unto their own
home.

21 And the Lord ""visited Hannah, so
that she conceived, and bare three sons and
two daughters. And the child Samuel "grew
before the Lord.

22 UNow Eli was very old, and heard
all that his sons did unto all Israel ; and
how they lay with " the women that t assem-
bled at the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation.

23 And he said unto them, Why do ye
such things ? for || I hear of your evil deal-
ings by all this people.

24 Nay, my sons ; for it is no good report
that I hear : ye make the Lord's people || to
transgress.

25 If one man sin against another, the
judge shall judge him: but if a man Psin
against the Lord, who shall entreat for him ?
Notwithstanding, they hearkened not unto



I. SAMUEL.



Before
CHRiST

about 1165.



z ver. 18.
ch. 3. 1.

a Deut. 13.

13.

b Judg. 3.

10.

Jer. 22. 1«.

Rom. 1.38.



c Lev. 3. 3,
4, 5, 10.



t Heb. as
on the day.



A Gen. 6.11.
e Mai. 2.8.
f ver. 11.
I Exod. 28.
2'Sani.6. 14.



k Gen. 14.
18.



II Or, vrli-

tion which

.tftc asked,

i-c.

1 ch. 1. 28.



m Gen. 21.
1.



n ver. 26.
oh. 3. ]!l.
Jiidg. 13.24.
Lulio 1.8U.
Sl 2. 40.



o See
Exod. 38. 8.
t Heb.
assemhled
by troops.



II Orjhear
evil words
of you.



II Or,

to cry out.



So'



Numb. 15.



Before
CHRIST

about 1165.



g Josh. 11.
20.

Prov. 15. 10.
r ver. 21.
s Prov. 3. 4.
Luke 2. 52.
Acts 2. 47.
Rom. 14. 18.
t 1 Kings
13. 1.



u Exod. 4.
14, 27.



X Exod. 28.
1,4.

Numb. 16. 5.
& 18. 1, 7.



y Lev. 2. 3,
10. it 6. 16.
& 7. 7, 8,
34, 35. &
10. 14, J5.
Numb. 5.9,
10. & IS.
8,-19.
z DeuL 32.
15.



a Deut. 12.
5, 6.



b Exod. 2
9.



Jer. 18. 9,
10.



d Pa. 18. 20.
& 91. 14.
e Mai, 2. 9.



f 1 Kings

2. 27.

Ezck.44.10.
See i;h.4. 11,
18, 20. & 14.

3. it 22. 18,



II Or. the af-
jtiction of
the tabrr-
TtfirJe, for
ail the
wealth
which Ood
would have
Israel.



■ tffi



.8.4.



t Heb. men.



b 1 Kings
13. 3.



1 ch. 4. 11,



k 1 Kings

2. .15.

] Chron. 29.

22.

E/.ek. 44.

15.

I 2 Sam. 7.

11, 27.

1 Kings 11.

38

m Ps. 2. 2.

& 18. 50.

n 1 Kings

2.27.



t Heb. Join.

II Or,
soviewhat
about the
priesthood.



A prophecy against his house.

the voice of their father, ^because the Lord
wojjld slay them.

26 And the child Samuel ''grew on, and
was ' in favour both with the Lord, and also
with men.

27 H *And there came a man of God
unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the
Lord, "Did I plainly appear unto the house
of thy father, when they were in Egypt in
Pharaoh's house?

28 And did I ^^ choose him out of all the
tribes of Israel to he my priest, to offer upon
mine altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod
before me ? and y did I give unto the house
of thy father all the offerings made by fire
of the children of Israel ?

29 Wherefore ^kick ye at my sacrifice
and at mine ofi"ering, which I have com-
manded in my * habitation ; and honourest
thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat
with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel
my people?

30 Wherefore the Lord God of Israel
saith, ''I said indeed that thy house, and the
house of thy father, should walk before me
for ever: but now the Lord saith, <^Be it far
from me; for them that honour me ""I will
honour, and "they that despise me shall be
lightly esteemed.

31 Behold, ^the days come, that I will cut
off" thine arm, and the arm of thy father's
house, that there shall not be an old man in
thine house,

32 And thou shalt see |1 an enemy in my
habitation, in all the wealth which God shall
give Israel : and there shall not be san old
man in thine house for ever.

33 And the man of thine, whom I shall
not cut oflf from mine altar, shall he to con-
sume thine eyes, and togrievethine heart :
and all the increase of thine house shall die
t in the flower of their age.

34 And this shall be ''a. sign unto thee,
that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni
and Phinehas : 'in one day they shall die both
of them.

35 And ""I will raise me up a faithful
priest, that shall do according to that which
Is in mine heart and in my mind: and 'I will
build him a sure house ; and he shall walk
before ""mine Anointed for ever.

36 "And it shall come to pass, that every
one that isleft in thine house, shall come and
crouch to him for a piece of silver and a
morsel of bread, and shall say, t Put me, I
pray thee, into || one of the priests' offices,
that I may eat a piece of bread.

CHAP. m.

1 How the word of the Lord was first revealed to
Samuel. 11 God telleth Samuel the destruction oj

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God calleth Samuel.

Eli's house. 15 Samuel, though loth, telleth Eli the
vision. 19 Samuel groweth in credit.

AND "the child Samuel ministered unto
the Lord before EH. And ''the word
of the Lord was precious in those days ;
there was no open vision,

2 And it came to pass at that time, when
Eli was laid down in his place, "and his eyes
began to wax dim, that he could not see ;

3 And ere '■the lamp of God went out "in
the temple of the Lord, where the ark of
God was^ and Samuel was laid down to
sleep ;

4 That the Lord called Samuel : and he
answered. Here am I.

5 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here
ami; for thou calledst me. And he said,
I called not ; lie down again. And he went
and lay down.

6 And the Lord called yet again, Samuel.
And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said,
Here am I ; for thou didst call me. And he
answered, I called not, my son ; lie down
again.

7 II Now Samuel '"did not yet know the
Lord, neither was the word of the Lord
yet revealed unto him.

8 And the Lord called Samuel again the
third time. And he arose and went to Eli,
and said. Here ami; for thou didst call me.
And Eli perceived that the Lord had called
the child.

9 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie
down : and it shall be, if he call thee, that
thou shalt say. Speak, Lord ; for thy servant
heareth. So Samuel went and lay down
in his place.

10 And the Lord came, and stood and
called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel.
Then Samuel answered, Speak ; for thy
servant heareth.

11 H And the Lord said to Samuel, Be-
hold, I will do a thing in Israel, sat which
both the ears of every one that heareth it
shall tingle.

12 In that day I will perform against Eli
■•all things which I have spoken concerning
his house : f when I begin, I will also make
an end.

13 II 'For I have told him, that I will
''judge his house for ever, for the iniquity
which he knoweth : because 'hie sons made
themselves ||vile, and he f" restrained them
not.

. 14 And therefore I have sworn unto the
house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house



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