1 Samuel 3:3

“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;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And yer the lampe of God went out in the Temple of the Lord, where the Arke of God was, and Samuel was layd downe to sleepe;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God {was,}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the lamp of God was not yet gone out, and Samuel was laid down `to sleep', in the temple of Jehovah, where the ark of God was;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the light of God was still burning, while Samuel was sleeping in the Temple of the Lord where the ark of God was,
- Basic English Bible

and the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel lay in the temple of Jehovah, where the ark of God was,
- Darby Bible

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;
- Webster's Bible

and the lamp of God hadn't yet gone out, and Samuel had laid down [to sleep], in the temple of Yahweh, where the ark of God was;
- World English Bible

And the lamp of God is not yet extinguished, and Samuel is lying down in the temple of Jehovah, where the ark of God [is],
- Youngs Literal Bible

and the lamp of God was not yet gone out, and Samuel was laid down to sleep in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 3:3


3:3 Went out - Before the lights of the golden candlestick were put out in the morning.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 3:3

  • John Pqrry for verse 3
    I am a little confused that some versions say, "The lamp had not yet gone out ", but others say, "The lamp had gone out ". Could you clarify please?

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