1 Samuel 3:1



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD before Eli And word from the LORD was rare in those days, visions were infrequent.

King James Version

And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

Holman Bible

The boy Samuel served the Lord in Eli's presence. In those days the word of the Lord was rare and prophetic visions were not widespread.

International Standard Version

Meanwhile the boy Samuel was serving the LORD before Eli. A word from the LORD was rare in those days, and visions were infrequent.

A Conservative Version

And the child Samuel served LORD before Eli. And the word of LORD was precious in those days; there was no frequent vision.

American Standard Version

And the child Samuel ministered unto Jehovah before Eli. And the word of Jehovah was precious in those days; there was no frequent vision.

Amplified

Now the boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. The word of the Lord was rare and precious in those days; there was no frequent or widely spread vision.

Bible in Basic English

Now the young Samuel was the servant of the Lord before Eli. In those days the Lord kept his word secret from men; there was no open vision.

Darby Translation

And the boy Samuel ministered to Jehovah before Eli. And the word of Jehovah was rare in those days; a vision was not frequent.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

Julia Smith Translation

And the boy Samuel serving Jehovah before Eli, and the word of Jehovah was precious in those days; no vision spread abroad.

King James 2000

And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was rare in those days; there was no open vision.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now the boy Samuel was serving Yahweh {in the presence} of Eli. The word of Yahweh was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.

Modern King James verseion

And the child Samuel served Jehovah before Eli. And the Word of Jehovah was rare in those days. There was no open vision.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days, for there was none open vision.

NET Bible

Now the boy Samuel continued serving the Lord under Eli's supervision. Word from the Lord was rare in those days; revelatory visions were infrequent.

New Heart English Bible

The child Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. The word of the LORD was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision.

New simplified Bible

When the boy Samuel was serving Jehovah under the direction of Eli, there were very few messages from Jehovah. Visions from him were rare.

The Emphasized Bible

Now, the boy Samuel, was ministering unto Yahweh, before Eli, - and, the word of Yahweh, had become rare in those days, there was no well-known vision.

Webster

And the child Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

World English Bible

The child Samuel ministered to Yahweh before Eli. The word of Yahweh was precious in those days; there was no frequent vision.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the youth Samuel is serving Jehovah before Eli, and the word of Jehovah hath been precious in those days -- there is no vision broken forth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the child
נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

שׁמוּאל 
Sh@muw'el 
Usage: 140

שׁרת 
Sharath 
Usage: 99

unto the Lord

Usage: 0

פּנים 
Paniym 
before , face , presence , because , sight , countenance , from , person , upon , of , ...me , against , ...him , open , for , toward ,
Usage: 2119

עלי 
`Eliy 
Usage: 33

And the word
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of the Lord

Usage: 0

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

פּרץ 
Parats 
Usage: 49

Context Readings

Samuel's First Encounter With Yahweh

1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD before Eli And word from the LORD was rare in those days, visions were infrequent. 2 It happened at that time as Eli was lying down in his place (now his eyesight had begun to grow dim and he could not see well),


Cross References

1 Samuel 2:11

Then Elkanah went to his home at Ramah But the boy ministered to the LORD before Eli the priest.

Psalm 74:9

We do not see our signs; There is no longer any prophet, Nor is there any among us who knows how long.

1 Samuel 2:18

Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD, as a boy wearing a linen ephod.

1 Samuel 3:21

And the LORD appeared again at Shiloh, because the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel at Shiloh by the word of the LORD.

Amos 8:11-12

"Behold, days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of the LORD.

1 Samuel 3:15

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.

Isaiah 13:12

I will make mortal man scarcer than pure gold And mankind than the gold of Ophir.



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