1 Samuel 3:7

“Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet reuealed vnto him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, nor had the word of the LORD yet been revealed to him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now Samuel did not yet know Jehovah, neither was the word of Jehovah yet revealed unto him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now at that time Samuel had no knowledge of the Lord, and the revelation of the word of the Lord had not come to him.
- Basic English Bible

Now Samuel did not yet know Jehovah, neither had the word of Jehovah yet been revealed to him.
- Darby Bible

Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed to him.
- Webster's Bible

Now Samuel didn't yet know Yahweh, neither was the word of Yahweh yet revealed to him.
- World English Bible

And Samuel hath not yet known Jehovah, and the word of Jehovah is not yet revealed unto him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 3:7


3:7 Did not know - He was not acquainted with God in that extraordinary or prophetical way. And this ignorance of Samuel's served God's design, that his simplicity might give Eli the better assurance of the truth of God's call, and message to Samuel.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 3:7

  • MOSES MAZONI for verse 7
    Samuel did not know God. Doing God's work and knowing God prove to be different. Had it been that Samuel knew God, he could also have recognized his calling. This is exactly what is happening in our churches, we give much respect to our Pastors than God. Samuel Knew Eli. It took God to reveal himself to Samuel for anointing. The problem again could be Eli. He might have underrated Samuel that he cannot come close to God. May be he wanted himself to be speaking to God or he thought if Samuel will start speaking to God, then his position in the Church was at risk. Eli could not resist Godís will. He first knew that it was God who was calling but did not tell Samuel at first.

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