1 Samuel 3
How the Word of the LORD was first revealed to Samuel.
1 Samuel 3:1 And the chylde Samuel mynistred vnto the Lorde before Eli: & þe worde of the Lorde was precious in those dayes, nether was there any open visyon. 1 Samuel 3:2 And it chaunsed at þt tyme, that Eli laye in his place, and hys eyes beganne to waxe dymme that he coulde not se. 1 Samuel 3:3 And yer the lampe of God went out, Samuel layde hym downe to slepe in the temple of the Lord, where the arcke of God was. 1 Samuel 3:4 And the Lorde called Samuel, & he sayde, here am I, 1 Samuel 3:5 and he ran vnto Eli, & sayd: here am I, for þu calledst me. And he sayd: I called the not: go agayne, & slepe. And he went, and layde him downe to slepe. 1 Samuel 3:6 And the Lorde called once agayne: Samuel, & Samuel arose & went to Ely, & sayd, I am here, for thou dyddest call me. And he answered: I called þe not, my sonne. Go agayne, and take thy rest: 1 Samuel 3:7 Samuell knewe not yet the Lord, nether was þe worde of þe Lord yet opened vnto hym. 1 Samuel 3:8 And the Lorde went to, & called Samuel þe thyrd tyme. And he arose, & went to Eli, & sayde: I am here, for þu hast called me. And Eli perceaued þt the Lorde had called the chylde. 1 Samuel 3:9 Therfore, Eli sayde vnto Samuel: go, & lye downe: & yf he call the agayne, then saye, speake on Lorde, for thy seruaunt heareth. So Samuel went, & layed hym downe in hys place. 1 Samuel 3:10 And the Lord came, & stode, & called as before, Samuel Samuel. Samuel answered: speake on: for thy seruaunt heareth.
God telleth Samuel the destruction of Eli's house.
1 Samuel 3:11 And the Lord sayde to Samuel: beholde, I will do a thinge in Israel, þt both the eares of as many as heareth it, shall tyngle. 1 Samuel 3:12 In þt daye I wyll rayse vp agaynst Eli, all thynges whych I haue spoken concernynge his house: from the begynnyng to the endyng. 1 Samuel 3:13 I haue tolde him, that I wyll iudge hys house for euer. For þe wickednes which he knoweth. For when the people cursed hys sonnes for þe same wickednes, he hath not corrected them. 1 Samuel 3:14 And therfore, I haue sworne vnto the house of Eli, þt the wyckednesse of Elies house, shall not be purged wt sacrifyce nor offering for euer.
Samuel, though loth, telleth Eli the vision.
1 Samuel 3:15 Samuel laye tyll the mornynge, and opened the dores of the house of the Lorde. And Samuel feared to shewe Eli the visyon. 1 Samuel 3:16 Then Eli called Samuel, & sayde: Samuel my sonne. And he answered: here I am. 1 Samuel 3:17 He sayde: what is that the Lorde hath sayde vnto the? I praye the, se thou hyde it not from me. God do so, & so to the, yf thou hyde any thyng from me, of all that he sayde vnto the. 1 Samuel 3:18 And Samuel tolde hym euery whytte, and hydd nothynge from hym. And he sayd: it is the Lorde, let him do what semeth hym best,
Samuel groweth in credit.
1 Samuel 3:19 And Samuel grewe, & the Lorde was wyth him, & left none of hys wordes vnperformed. 1 Samuel 3:20 And all Israel from Dan to Bersabe wyst that faythfull Samuel was made the Lordes prophete. 1 Samuel 3:21 And the Lord appered agayne in Silo: for the Lorde opened hym selfe to Samuel in Silo, thorow the worde of the Lorde.