The writer wrote his gloomy recital of the wild unbridled life of the wicked priests, wrote down the weak, sorrowful remonstrances of the father and high priest, foreshadowing, however, their certain doom; and then, again, with their life of shame sharply contrasts the pure child-life of the little pupil of the old sorrow-stricken high priest—the boy whom all men loved. l. 5. c. 10. sect. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. Text Comment. 1 Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, 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. 1 de Samuel 3 – Dios habla a Samuel A. Samuel no reconoce la voz de Dios. Once more Eli, now weak with age, is warned of the sure consequences which would follow the evil licence and the irreligion of his priestly sons; and again the boy Samuel and his life, guided by Eli, his guardian and teacher, is contrasted with the wild, unchecked lawlessness of the priestly sons of Eli perpetually dishonouring religion and the sanctuary--a lawlessness which had just been denounced by the nameless prophet (1Samuel 2:27-36). And word from the Lord was rare in those days, visions were infrequent. While Jewish historian Josephus suggested he was 12 years of age, he was probably a teenager at this time. The grown-up sons of Eli were rebelling against God, but “the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord.” We do know he was still a boy. And the child Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. In 1 Samuel 3, Samuel undergoes eagerness, confusion, maturity, growth, realization, knowledge, panic, and affirmation. Was precious - (or rare) The song of Hannah, and the prophecy of the "man of God" (1 Samuel 2:27 note), are the only instances of prophecy since Deborah. One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so … Was precious in those days.—Precious, that is, rare. Josephus tells us that Samuel, when the Lord first called him, was twelve years old. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; [there was] no open vision. The Lord Calls Samuel 3 fNow the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord in the presence of Eli. (o) "perrupta", Piscator; "fracta vel rupta", Drusius. And the child did minister unto the LORD before Eli the priest…. 2 He had two wives. All our increase in wisdom and grace is owing to the presence of God with us; this is all in all to our growth. CHAPTER 3. there was no open vision—no publicly recognized prophet whom the people could consult, and from whom they might learn the will of God. Samuel: "Speak Lord, for your servant is listening" (1 Samuel 3:1-10) We begin with the story of Samuel hearing God's voice for the first time in the temple. Samuel was but a child, yet he was a faithful servant of God up to the light he had received. This was the age of the child Jesus when He disputed with the doctors in the Temple. 1 SAMUEL 3:15-18. 1 And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. (1-10) God tells Samuel the destruction of Eli's house. “The child Samuel”: Samuel was no longer a child (2:21, 26). "And the boy Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the Lord, and also with men.". 1 Samuel 3 The Prophetic Call to Samuel 1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord before Eli. This sermon examines 1 Samuel 3:1-20, the story of Samuel and Eli, and gives lessons on, what defined them, as a dying priesthood, and a rising prophet. His eyes had lately grown so weak that he could not see. The word of the Lord was precious — That is, the word of prophecy, or the revelation of God’s will to and by the prophets, was rare or scarce, such things being most precious in men’s esteem, whereas common things are generally despised. "The word of the Lord" is the will of the Lord announced by a prophet, seer, or man of God. The “open vision” refers to such manifestations of the Divinity as were vouchsafed to Abraham, Moses, Joshua, and Manoah, and in this chapter to Samuel. These lessons can be applied to our Churches, and lives today, which can result in what spiritual impact we will have on today's world. Samuel ministers to the Lord before Eli, 1 Samuel 3:1.He is thrice called by the Lord; who informs him of the evils which shall be brought on the house of Eli, 1 Samuel 3:2-15.Eli inquires of Samuel what the Lord had said, 1 Samuel 3:16, 1 Samuel 3:17.He gives a faithful reunion of the whole, which Eli receives with great submission, 1 Samuel 3:18. Revelation to Samuel. "The Lord calleth Samuel three times; he knows not God’s voice, but thinks it to be Eli who calls him; runs to him, who instructs him, 1 Samuel 3:1-9. 1 Samuel 3:15 And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. By further manifestations of himself to him. God honoured Samuel, 1. 1 Samuel 3:1. Psalm 74:9 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long. There was no open vision; God did not impart his mind by way of vision or revelation openly, or to any public person. 1Sa 3:1-10. (n) Antiqu. The "open vision" refers to such manifestations of the Divinity as were vouchsafed to Abraham, Moses, Joshua, and Manoah, and in this chapter to Samuel. Having begun to favour him, he carried on and crowned his own work in him: Samuel grew, for the Lord was with him, v. 19. The child Samuel ministered unto the Lord. All Israel acknowledgeth Samuel for a prophet, 1 Samuel 1:19-21. In jenen Tagen waren Worte … And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation. And the child Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision. Clearly the two are being compared and contrasted: Samuel’s holiness and dedication to God and Hophni and Phinehas’ corruption and betrayal of God. The LORD Calls Samuel. This is here premised as a reason why Samuel understood not, when God called him once or twice. 3 The lampv of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the housew of the Lord, where the arkx of God was. Eli knew them, for he may have received them, though not so frequently as is implied in the idea of an "open vision. Whether the office had been specially assigned him, or it arose from the interest inspired by the story of his birth, Eli kept him as his immediate attendant; and he resided not in the sanctuary, but in one of the tents or apartments around it, assigned for the accommodation of the priests and Levites, his being near to that of the high priest. Was precious in those days.--Precious, that is, rare. And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. God acquainteth Samuel with the destruction of Eli’s house, 1 Samuel 1:11-14. 1. the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli—His ministry consisted, of course, of such duties in or about the sanctuary as were suited to his age, which is supposed now to have been about twelve years. No open vision - Better rendered, "There was no vision promulgated or published." There may possibly be some reference to the appearance of Divine glory which was connected with the Urim and Thummim which were worn by the high priest. 1 There was a certain man of a Ramathaim-zophim of b the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, c an Ephrathite. Samuel in the morning discovers it to Eli, at his request: Eli’s submission, 1 Samuel 1:15-18. And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD, The word of the Lord was precious in those days, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. 2 En ce même temps, Eli, qui commençait à avoir les yeux troubles et ne pouvait plus voir, était couché à sa place,… to whom others might resort for satisfaction, though he might or did privately reveal himself to some pious persons for their particular direction. 1.Samuel 3 Einheitsübersetzung 2016 Samuels Berufung 1 Der junge Samuel versah den Dienst des HERRN unter der Aufsicht Elis. Was precious, i, e. rare or scarce, such things being most precious in men’s esteem, whereas common things are generally despised. The word of the Lord was precious in those days, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, OT History: 1 Samuel 3:1 The child Samuel ministered to Yahweh before (1Sa iSam 1 Sam i sa) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. “The word of the Lord” is the will of the Lord announced by a prophet, seer, or man of God. According to the historian Josephus, Samuel may have been about twelve years old here, but we don’t know for sure. But, Samuel had come of age and now he had a new authority, the voice of God. 1 Samuel 3:1-4:1a. And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-20, Ephesians 5:14 And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision. 1 Samuel The Birth of Samuel. Between the days of Deborah and the nameless man of God who came with the awful message to Eli, no inspired voice seems to have spoken to the chosen people. There must have been certain indubitable evidences by which a communication from heaven could be distinguished. Before Eli, i.e. 1 Samuel 3:1. 2 One night Eli, whose eyest were becoming so weak that he could barely see,u was lying down in his usual place. At the fourth call he answers, 1 Samuel 3:10. 3 1 Then the boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. (11-18) Samuel established to be a prophet. And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax … La parole de l'Eternel était rare en ce temps-là, les visions n'étaient pas fréquentes. under his inspection and direction, which, being so young, he needed. We depend on the authority of … SAMUEL TOLD HIM EVERY BIT. (19-21) Commentary on 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (Read 1 Samuel 3:1-10) The call which Divine grace designs shall be made effectual; will be repeated till … Once more Eli, now weak with age, is warned of the sure consequences which would follow the evil licence and the irreligion of his priestly sons; and again the boy Samuel and his life, guided by Eli, his guardian and teacher, is contrasted with the wild, unchecked lawlessness of the priestly sons of Eli perpetually dishonouring religion and the sanctuary—a lawlessness which had just been denounced by the nameless prophet (1Samuel 2:27-36). The boy Samuel ministered to the LORD: For the third time it is emphasized that Samuel ministered to the LORD (also in 1 Samuel 2:11 and 18), just as Aaron and his sons at their consecration as priests (Exodus 29:1) and just like Paul and Barnabas before being sent out as missionaries (Acts 13:1-2). Three times, Samuel thought Eli was the one calling him. When Samuel was a young boy, “in those days the word of the Lord was rare” (1 Sam 3:1). We are also told that the word of the Lord was rare at this time, and there were not many visions. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision. 16 Then Eli called Samuel, and said, “Samuel, my son!” He said, “Here I am.” 17 (Eli)said, “What is the thing that he has spoken to you? 1 During the time young Samuel was minister to the LORD under Eli, the word of the LORD was scarce and vision infrequent. There may possibly be some reference to the appearance of Divine glory which was connected with the Urim and Thummim which were worn by the high priest. (Compare 2 Chronicles 31:5.). 1 Samuel 2:11,18 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision. The LORD Calls Samuel - The boy Samuel ministered before the LORD under Eli. First we hear about the one and the about the other. Introduction. In other words, God did very rarely in those days reveal his mind to any … And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision. q For All The Times Israel Rejected The Word, God sent a famine on the earth; not a famine of food and water, but an even more damaging famine: a famine of the word of God. (b) Because there were very few prophets to declare it. Samuel feared to show Eli the vision. Between the days of Deborah and the nameless man of God who came with the awful message to Eli, no inspired voice seems to have spoken to the chosen people. 1 Samuel 3:1-18 3 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. Isaiah 13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. The boy Samuel ministered to the LORD: For the third time it is emphasized that Samuel ministered to the LORD (also in 1 Samuel 2:11 and 2:18), just as Aaron and his sons did at their consecration as priests (Exodus 29:1) and just like Paul and Barnabas did before they were sent out as missionaries (Acts 13:1 … (1 de Samuel 3:1) La escasez de revelación en Israel El joven Samuel ministraba a Jehová en presencia de Elí; y la palabra de Jehová escaseaba en aquellos días; no había visión con frecuencia. The word of the Lord, to wit, the word of prophecy, or the revelation of God’s will to and by the prophets. the word of the Lord was precious in those days—It was very rarely known to the Israelites; and in point of fact only two prophets are mentioned as having appeared during the whole administration of the judges (Jud 4:4; 6:8). (1 Samuel 3:1) Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli’s supervision. 1 Samuel 3:1-11 New International Version (NIV) The Lord Calls Samuel 3 The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. There comes a point in all our lives where the authority of our parents, mentors, or roll models must yield to the one true authority. 2 * One day Eli was asleep in his usual place. 15 Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of Yahweh. Eventually, we see Samuel as a successful prophet (1 Samuel 3:20), military leader (1 Samuel 4), and interceder for the people of Israel when they fail (1 Samuel 15). 1. The story of Samuel’s call is full of important details that are pregnant with meaning, right from the opening verses which set the stage (verses 1-3). The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Now in those days the word of the LORD was rare and visions were scarce. In the first two chapters we have seen the account of Samuel and of Eli’s sons in alternation. a 4 … The child Samuel ministered before Eli — That is, under his inspection and direction. Please don’t hide it from me. (a) The Chaldee text reads while Eli lived. 3 The lamp of God was not yet extinguished, * and Samuel was sleeping in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was. “And the boy Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the Lord, and also with men.”. Bible > 1 Samuel > Chapter 3 > Verse 1 Library • Free Downloads • eBibles In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. The child Samuel ministered unto the Lord. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; [there was] no open vision." 1 Samuel 3:21 And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD. b. In those days the word of the LORD was rare; there were not many visions. This significant silence on the part of the invisible King the writer dwells on as a result of the deep corruption into which the priests and, through their evil example, a large proportion of the nation, had fallen. Here is where we learn that “Samuel was serving the LORD under Eli” (verse 1a; CEB), even though, quite unexpectedly, we hear just a few verses later that “Samuel … Continue reading "Commentary on 1 Samuel 3:1-21" Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular, Samuel -- 'name of God', a prophet of Israel, Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular, To attend as a, menial, worshipper, to contribute to, Untranslatable mark of the accusative case, LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel, Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct, Article | Pronoun - third person masculine plural, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural, Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct, Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular, Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular. These lessons can be applied to our Churches, and lives today, which can result in what spiritual impact we will have on today's world. gAnd the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision. The writer wrote his gloomy recital of the wild unbridled life of the wicked priests, wrote down the weak, sorrowful remonstrances of the father and high priest, foreshadowing, however, their certain doom; and then, again, with their life of shame sharply contrasts the pure child-life of the little pupil of the old sorrow-stricken high priest--the boy whom all men loved. 1 Samuel 3:1 "And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. 1 Samuel 3 1 Le jeune Samuel était au service de l'Eternel devant Eli. The word of the Lord first revealed to Samuel. The Lord Appears to Samuel in a Vision. and the word of the Lord was precious in those days; that is, a word from the Lord in a dream or vision, directing, informing, instructing, or reproving, this was very rarely had; of late there had been but very few instances; and which accounts for it why not only the child Samuel knew not that it was the voice of the Lord that called to him, but Eli himself thought nothing of it until he had called a third time, so rare and scarce was any instance of this kind; for which reason these words are premised in the following narration: and as everything that is scarce and rare is generally precious, so the word of God in this way also was; and so it is as considered in every view of it; as the written word of God; when there was but little of it penned, as at this time, and few or none to teach and instruct in it, Eli being old, and his sons so vile; or when it is forbidden to be read, and the copies of it destroyed, and become scarce, as in the times of Dioclesian; or when there are but very few faithful evangelical ministers of the word; which, though it is always precious to them that have precious faith in it, the promises of it being exceeding great and precious, and the truths of it more precious than fine gold, and the grand subject of it a precious Saviour, who is so in his person, offices, blood, righteousness, and sacrifice; yet is generally more precious when there is a scarcity of it, when God makes a man, a Gospel minister, more precious than fine gold, even than the golden wedge of Ophir, see Isaiah 13:12 where the word is used in the same sense as here: there was no open vision; or prophecy, as the Targum; no publicly known prophet raised up, to whom the people could apply for counsel, direction, and instruction in divine things; in all the times of the judges we read only of Deborah the prophetess, and one prophet more, Judges 4:14, excepting the man of God lately sent to Eli, 1 Samuel 2:27, and this want of prophecy served to set off with greater foil the glory of Samuel as a prophet of the Lord, when he was an established one; there having been none of that character in the memory of man, and therefore he is spoken of as at the head of the prophets, Acts 3:24, for though there might be some private visions to particular persons, or God might appear in vision to private persons for their own special use and instruction; yet there was no public vision, or what was for public good and general use: some render it, "no broken up vision" (o); it lay hid, concealed out of sight, as if it was immured and shut up within walls, or like water pent up, that cannot break through its fences, and spread itself; or "not multiplied", as R. Isaiah, not frequent and repeated, the instances of it few and rare; the sense of this clause is much the same as the former. Josephus tells us that Samuel, when the Lord first called him, was twelve years old. 1 Samuel 3:1 And the boy Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. 1 Samuel 3:1-21—Read the Bible online or download free. 1 Samuel Chapter 3. And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. This significant silence on the part of the invisible King the writer dwells on as a result of the deep corruption into which the priests and, through their evil example, a large proportion of the nation, had fallen. This sermon examines 1 Samuel 3:1-20, the story of Samuel and Eli, and gives lessons on, what defined them, as a dying priesthood, and a rising prophet. This was the age of the child Jesus when He disputed with the doctors in the Temple. As you recall, Hannah who had been barren, is given a child. 4 Then the Lord called Samuel. 4. 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