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Geneva Bible (1599): 1 Samuel 3

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1 Nowe the childe Samuel ministred vnto the Lord before Eli: and the word of the Lord was precious in those dayes: for there was no manifest vision.

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2 And at that time, as Eli lay in his place, his eyes began to waxe dimme that he could not see.

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3 And yet the light of God went out, Samuel slept in the temple of the Lord, where the Arke of God was.

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4 Then the Lord called Samuel: and hee said, Here I am.

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5 And he ranne vnto Eli, and said, Here am I, for thou calledst me. But he said, I called thee not: goe againe and sleepe. And he went and slept.

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6 And the Lord called once againe, Samuel. And Samuel arose, and went to Eli, and said, I am here: for thou diddest call me. And he answered, I called thee not, my sonne: go againe and sleepe.

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7 Thus did Samuel, before hee knewe the Lord, and before the word of the Lord was reueiled vnto him.

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8 And the Lord called Samuel againe the thirde time: and he arose, and went to Eli, and said, I am here: for thou hast called me. Then Eli perceiued that the Lord had called the childe.

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9 Therefore Eli saide vnto Samuel, Goe and sleepe: and if he call thee, then say, Speake Lord, for thy seruant heareth. So Samuel went, and slept in his place.

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10 And the Lord came, and stoode, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speake, for thy seruant heareth.

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11 Then the Lord said to Samuel, Beholde, I wil doe a thing in Israel, whereof whosoeuer shall heare, his two eares shall tingle.

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12 In that day I will raise vp against Eli all things which I haue spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an ende.

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13 And I haue tolde him that I will iudge his house for euer, for the iniquitie which hee knoweth, because his sonnes ranne into a slaunder, and he stayed them not.

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14 Nowe therefore I haue sworne vnto the house of Eli, that the wickednes of Elis house, shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offring for euer.

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15 Afterward Samuel slept vntil the morning, and opened the doores of the house of the Lord, and Samuel feared to shewe Eli the vision.

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16 Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel my sonne. And he answered, Here I am.

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17 Then he said, What is it, that the Lord said vnto thee? I pray thee, hide it not from mee. God doe so to thee, and more also, if thou hide any thing from me, of all that he said vnto thee.

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18 So Samuel tolde him euery whit, and hid nothing from him. Then hee said, It is the Lord: let him do what seemeth him good.

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19 And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and let none of his words fall to the ground.

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20 And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that faithfull Samuel was the Lordes Prophet.

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21 And the Lord appeared againe in Shiloh: for the Lord reueiled himselfe to Samuel in Shiloh by his word.

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