Discuss 1 Samuel 2

  • Hadassah - 7 months ago
    "the pillars of the earth are the LORDS and he hath set the earth upon them." 1 Samuel 2:8.

    The earth is not moving through space, says the Bible. It is sitting on pillars, says the Bible.
  • Ronnette on Revelation 15 - 2 years ago
    Why does the Catholic says "one holy Catholic Church"?

    This is very deceiving church. Catholic is so bothersome and blasphemous. Do they really think they can deceived?

    Catholic use this verse as a deceiving verse for their church existence: Matthew 16:18, which the Catholic erroneously misinterpreted the usage to begin with.

    The following verses clearly says Who is holy. Many church got to stop deceiving people since we are in the last days. When are they going to tell the truth?

    Does anybody here had stood up and told the leader of the church to tell only the truth from God? The true believers knows the work of the devil.

    1 Samuel 2:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in context

    There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

    Revelation 15:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context

    Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
  • Chris - In Reply - 2 years ago
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    And because Jesus is holy, when He died on the cross for us, He not only forgave us our sins when we repented, He also gave us His holiness. Only the people God makes holy can be with Him. 1 Corinthians 1:30 tells us that when we are in Jesus (i.e. we belong to Him), He not only redeems us, but also makes us righteous & sanctifies us (or, makes us clean & holy people, separated from others who don't love God). That means we can stand before God and God only sees the holiness and righteousness of Jesus in us, Jesus who lives within us (by His Spirit), instead of seeing our sin. But if we do sin, we can quickly repent to God & he will forgive us and restore us as His precious holy children ( 1 John 1:9).

    Here are a few verses that you can read together and discuss:

    Leviticus 20:26 (God separated Israel as a holy people for Himself).

    1 Samuel 2:2 (Hannah's prayer that there is no other God & nothing compared to His Holiness).

    Isaiah 6:3 (the cry of praise by the seraphim (heavenly beings), who worship God continually declaring His Holiness).

    Mark 1:23,24 (even the unclean spirits, as also the Devil, recognize the holiness of God & His Son).

    A thoughtful child may ask, 'If I sin then don't I become unholy & God wouldn't love me anymore?' Then, you would have to talk about our sinful nature, of our propensity to sin, of repentance, of being forgiven. We aren't like God, One Who cannot sin at all - we can sin, we all sin but we must repent & hate that sin. God has made us holy by separating us from the Devil & the world & making us a part of His family. He wants us to be careful & always try to live to His Standards. If we fail Him, He won't cast us out, but wants us to say 'sorry' & enjoy being in His family to please Him in everything. I trust something here may be helpful Richard.
  • Names of Jesus A_C - 2 years ago
    Advocate - 1 John 2:1

    Alive for Evermore - Rev 1:18

    All Knowing Psalm 139:1-6

    All, and in All - Colossians 3:11

    Almighty - Revelation 1:8

    Alpha and Omega - Revelation 1:8

    Altar - Hebrews 13:10

    Altogether Lovely - Song of Solomon 5:16

    Amen - Revelation 3:14

    Ancient of Days - Daniel 7:13 & Daniel 7:22

    Anointed One - 1 Samuel 2:35

    Author of Eternal Salvation - Hebrews 5:9

    Author of our Faith - Hebrews 12:2

    Balm of Gilead - Jeremiah 8:22

    Banner over us - Ps 60:4, S of Sol 2:4

    Bearer of Sin - Hebrews 9:28

    Before All Things - Colossians 1:17

    Beginning and Ending - Revelation 1:8

    Bishop of our Souls - 1 Peter 2:25

    Blessed and Only Potentate - 1 Timothy 6:15

    Blessed Hope - Titus 2:13

    Bread of Life, my manna - John 6:35

    Bridegroom - John 3:29

    Bright and Morning Star - Revelation 22:16

    Brightness of His Glory - Hebrews 1:3

    Buckler - Psalms 18:30

    Captain - Joshua 5:14-15, Hebrews 2:10

    Changeless One - Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8

    Chief Among 10,000, S. of Solomon 5:10

    Chosen of God - 1 Peter 2:4

    Christ - Matthew 1:16 - 1 John 5:1

    Comforter - John 14:16-18

    Consolation of Israel - Luke 2:25

    Counselor - Isaiah 9:6

    Creator - Romans 1:25 - Isaiah 40:28

    Crown of Glory - Isaiah 28:5
  • BSP on 1 Samuel 2 - 2 years ago
    Verse 3-Hannah had been misjudged by High Priest Eli, but she knew that Jehovah God sees and judges us perfectly. It is God's estimation of us that really matters in the end.
  • S Spencer - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Thanks Giannis.

    In the past I've used that analogy of the puzzle pieces. The Gospel paints a picture starting from Genesis.

    The problem often comes when one have a picture in mind and try to fit pieces of the puzzles together that don't belong so they have to reshape the surrounding pieces to there liking, usually by spritualizing all the pieces/scripture, or they take one piece of a puzzle/scripture that represents their picture and try to fit it in a 1000 piece puzzle that it doesn't belong to, so they reshape the 1000 pieces by spritualizing.

    Here's an example.

    Who's the writer referring to here?

    "Therefore my people" are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

    Isaiah 5:13.

    I've heard it taught that this was all of creation. ( A piece of puzzle that don't even fit the chapter or anywhere else in the 66 books. )

    But if they would let the scripture say what it is saying you would find the answer throughout the chapter, especially verse 7.

    "For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry"

    Isaiah 5:7.

    Here's just a few of many other puzzle pieces.

    Exodus 3:10.

    Exodus 5:1.

    Exodus 8:23.

    Leviticus 26:12.

    1 Samuel 2:28-29.

    1 Kings 6:12-13.

    Isaiah 1:3.

    Isaiah 10:24.

    Isaiah 14:25.

    Jeremiah 1:16.

    Jeremiah 2:11.

    Ezekiel 11:20.


    There's hundreds that reference Isaiah 5:13. to Israel!!

    And Hosea 2:23 suggests God's not done with them. Also Romans 11:1.

    God is in the generation of the righteous. Psalms 14:5.

    We become his people by seeking him, not everyone will do this.

    Zachariah gives a distinction between between the heathen nations and God's people. Zachariah 8:7.

    Another distinction.

    Mathew 7:21-23. You can't be his people and he not know you.

    Heresies are built this way.

    God bless.
  • RichFairhurst - In Reply on 1 Samuel 2 - 2 years ago
    To expand on your point, Eli's sons definitely appear to me to be examples of Phillipians 3:18-19 with their insistence on taking the best parts of the Lord's offerings for themselves and after resisting rebuke even creating a cult of temple prostitutes leading the Lord to give them over to destruction. The loss of the Arc of the Covenant in addition to their deaths shows that their corruption of the Lord's worship brought guilt upon many more in Israel than just themselves.

    18. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
  • T Levis - In Reply on 1 Samuel 2 - 2 years ago
    It did effect them, their household & their nation. Like all leaders that ignore GOD & HIS Laws.

    1Samuel 2:30-36, 1Samuel 3:13-14, 1Samuel 4:10-22.

    However blessing when we obey Deuteronomy 11:27, Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Jeremiah 7:23, Hebrews 5:9,
  • BSP on 1 Samuel 2 - 2 years ago
    Verse 12 mentions that Eli's sons didn't know the Lord. They knew about him but they didn't come to know Him personally and they didn't let that knowledge affect them.
  • RichFairhurst - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Both Cain and Able acknowledged God existed. But at least two critical aspects of the consequences of eating the fruit God had forbidden were disregarded by Cain and regarded by Able and that is why God disregarded Cain and regarded Able.

    The first major difference is how the curse upon the ground in Genesis 3:17 is regarded:

    ...Because thou... hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

    Cain disregarded the fact that his earthly labors were under a curse and could only bring sorrow until he died, while Able had regard for God's words concerning the ground.

    The second major difference is how the awareness of our nakedness must be dealt with before God in Genesis 3:21

    Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

    Fig leaves and plant fibers like cotton are adequate to cover the visible nakedness men and women see when looking at each other, but is completely inadequate for covering the nakedness that still makes us hide from God after we put those things on.

    Skins from an animal meant that God had killed an animal and possibly tanned it. In any case, God shed the first blood ever shed on planet earth in order to cover Adam and Eve's nakedness before Him. Cain had no regard for that, but Able did.

    Even though animal sacrifice wasn't adequate to fully restore humanity's ideal relationship with God, Able recognized that God had made the first move toward real reconciliation by shedding blood and designed his offering to call that to mind and remember that before God. The Lord's supper serves that purpose now.

    1 Samuel 2:30

    Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
  • T. Levis - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Little g gods are usually fake gods most never living, therefore not alive therefore dead.

    Judges 10, Jeremiah 16, Deuteronomy 6, Exodus 20:23, Jeremiah 2:11,

    1 Corinthians 8:1-6, John 10:34-38,

    Acts 14, man shouldn't be worshipped.

    Jesus the Son of GOD, Matthew 26:62-64, THE MESSIAH our SAVIOUR, Isaiah 53, Psalms 22, John 19, "The Way" died & arose from the grave, 1 Samuel 2:6, Revelation 2:8, Deuteronomy 32:39, John 3:15-16,

    * Luke 20:38,

    I serve GOD ALMIGHTY, Jeremiah 10:10, Revelation 1, Revelation 21, Rev 22, The Alpha & Omega Revelation 1:8, Genesis 1, Psalms 103:17, Mark 12:27, Matthew 22:32, Psalms 42:4, Psalms 90:2, Hebrews 10:31, 1 Timothy 4:10,

    Hopefully these are helpful in your study.
  • T. Levis - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Did you notice? David feared GOD & would not lay his hand on GOD's anointted & felt remorseful for cutting Saul's garment.

    1 Samuel 24:4,5,6 , 1 Samuel 24:10,

    Saul also ripped Samuel's garment 1 Samuel 15:27 however 1 Samuel 15:28-29. Even after remorseful repentance 1 Samuel 15:29,30,35

    Do think the significance of the clothing was a factor? 1 Samuel 2:19, His mother's sacrifice 1 Samuel 1:28

    Saul pursued David to kill him: 1 Samuel 19:1,10,11,15,

    & Saul ordered the prophets of GOD killed, possibly unarmed, their families, livestock & nursing babies included.; 1 Samuel 22:17,18,19 Same Saul that left the enemy King & livestock alive in disobedience to GOD's orders. 1 Samuel 15:1,2,3,8,9,

    Psalms 105:15

    David's mercy 2 Samuel 9:3-7,

    David's sin & judgement: 2 Samuel 12:7,9,11,12,14,18, 2 Samuel 13:1,6,7,8,12,13,14,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,28,29,30,31,32, after years 2 Samuel 14:25,30,31,32, 2 Samuel 15:6,10,12,13,14,16,23,30,31, 2 Samuel 16:3,5,6,7,8,11,13,22, 2 Samuel 17:21,23,29, 2 Samuel 18:5,7,9,10,12,14,15,17,20,27,32,33, 2 Samuel 19:1-4, "the sword did not depart from his house" etc. There were more scriptures about his consequences _.

    Queen Vashti, consequence Ester 1:19, Ester 2:4

    Saul then 1 Samuel 28:3,7,18,19

    David has Psalms of remorseful repentance, gives glory to GOD ALMIGHTY, shows mercy & humility at times. With Saul he shows remorse but didn't read much of repentance, etc.

    However the Bible says: 1 Colossians 1:20,

    Job 12:16

    Hopefully these are helpful in your study.
  • David - In Reply on 1 Samuel 2 - 2 years ago
    SPINNZ The reason that Eli didn't teach his sons is because they were men of belial lawless and uninstructible, also they knew not the lord 1 Samuel 2:12. These men throughout Gods word are useless and were spiritually repulsive and performed all types of ungodly acts. Eventually they His sons were slain when the ark of the covenant was taken by the Philistines 1 Samuel 4:11.
  • SPINNZ on 1 Samuel 2 - 2 years ago
    i find it interesting that eli didn't teach his sons not to do stuff in the first place
  • Chris - In Reply on Psalms 23 - 2 years ago
    If I could interject Dianne. Actually, when I read your comment, I thought that you were inferring something else. So forgive me if I've misunderstood, but just to state the obvious: Hophni & Phinehas were indeed the (biological) sons of Eli. Then in 1 Samuel 2:12, they being referred to as "sons of belial" was a derogatory term for people who were useless, worthless, or scoundrels. And so they were, as seen in the following verses (13-17). But you would have known that - though it might help Larus & others.
  • Dianne - In Reply on Psalms 23 - 2 years ago
    Hi Adam I bring to you something to think about, I believe that the Bible as originally given Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by Holy Spirit 2 Peter 1:20+21. That being said look at 1 Samuel 1:3 the two sons of Eli Hophni and Phinehas the priest of the lord were there. In 1 Samuel 2:12 it says the sons of Eli were sons of Belial they new not the lord. So the question is which were they? No this is not a trick just food for thought.
  • STEFFERN hamilton on 1 Samuel 2:10 - 3 years ago
    power children with special
  • Chloe Cunningham - In Reply on 1 Samuel 2:9 - 3 years ago
    I'm not sure what other comment you have received on the verse in question, but I quote one, verbatim, from the Commentator, Joseph Benson:

    "1. 1 Samuel 2:9. He will keep the feet of his saints - That is, will both uphold their steps or paths, and direct their counsels and actions, that they may not fall into ruin, nor wander into those fatal errors into which wicked men daily run.

    2. The wicked shall be silent in darkness - They who used to open their mouths wide in speaking against heaven and against the saints, shall be so confounded with the unexpected disappointment of all their hopes, and with God's glorious appearance and operations for his people, that they shall be put to silence, and have their mouths quite stopped: and this in darkness, both internal, in their own minds, not knowing what to do or say; and external, through outward troubles, distress, and calamities.

    3. For by strength shall no man prevail - Namely, against God, or against his saints, as the wicked are ready to think they shall do, because of their great power, wealth, and numbers."
  • Chris - In Reply on 1 Samuel 2:9 - 3 years ago
    I'm not sure what other comment you have received on the verse in question, but I quote one, verbatim, from the Commentator, Joseph Benson:

    "1. 1 Samuel 2:9. He will keep the feet of his saints - That is, will both uphold their steps or paths, and direct their counsels and actions, that they may not fall into ruin, nor wander into those fatal errors into which wicked men daily run.

    2. The wicked shall be silent in darkness - They who used to open their mouths wide in speaking against heaven and against the saints, shall be so confounded with the unexpected disappointment of all their hopes, and with God's glorious appearance and operations for his people, that they shall be put to silence, and have their mouths quite stopped: and this in darkness, both internal, in their own minds, not knowing what to do or say; and external, through outward troubles, distress, and calamities.

    3. For by strength shall no man prevail - Namely, against God, or against his saints, as the wicked are ready to think they shall do, because of their great power, wealth, and numbers."
  • Chris - In Reply on Exodus 39 - 3 years ago
    The Ephod, as described in Exodus 39 & other places, was an outer linen, short garment that the priests wore in their service in the Tabernacle. It was first to be worn by the High Priest ( Exodus 28:4: Aaron & his sons) & then later, worn by other priests ( 1 Samuel 22:18). However, we also see the Ephod being worn by King David ( 2 Samuel 6:14) & by Samuel ( 1 Samuel 2:18). Because of the intricacies of the garment (especially for the High Priest), it seems that the wearer of it came before God in representation of the people & a requirement to be able to conduct such ministry. The Urim & Thummim (special lots that were cast before God to ascertain His Will & Direction for the people) were held in pouches in the Ephod.

    As well, there was instances of idolatry associated with the Ephod ( Judges 8:27, 17:5,6), as it was considered so holy as to be worshipped. Even today, in some 'high Churches', priests can be seen wearing distinctive outer clothing, with sashes & mitre resembling the priests of old. These are not the garments depicted in the New Testament as should be worn by Christians & are a poor reflection & understanding of biblical norms, rather serving to ascribe some sort of special privilege & holiness to the wearer.

    Today, for the Christian, we might say that we come before God "in robes of righteousness", not of ourselves, but that given to us by virtue of Christ's death & what it accomplished for us. And being so clothed, we can come confidently before God as His children & in prayer. We are now His chosen generation & royal priesthood ( 1 Peter 2:9).
  • Prince Chidi Ezeh on 1 Samuel 2:9 - 3 years ago
    Please I need a better explanations on 1 Samuel chapter 2 vs 9
  • Dale Van Buren on 1 Samuel 2:3 - 3 years ago
    Has God ever had to rebut on an enactment; which required further punishment??? 12/13/2020 of ask account of God.
  • Jack C Gutknecht on 1 Samuel 2:3 - 3 years ago
    How can we use our mouths (voices) to speak what is good or bad?

    The mouth is used for speaking:

    To speak what is good

    Proverbs 10:11 See also Job 16:5; Psalm 19:14 "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer."

    To praise

    Psalm 71:8 See too Psalm 89:1--"I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever; with my mouth will I make known Thy faithfulness to all generations."

    Romans 15:6 (NLT) -- "Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    To testify about God

    Psalm 71:15 Compare Romans 10:10 (NLT) -- "For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved."

    To speak what is bad

    Psalm 10:7 other references: 1 Samuel 2:3 --

    "Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed."

    Proverbs 5:3 --

    "For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil" -- NIV

    Proverbs 7:21 -- New King James Version

    "With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her flattering lips she seduced him."

    Luke 6:45 Jesus said, "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good, and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh."
  • Stephanie - In Reply on 1 Samuel 2 - 3 years ago
    :) I'm happy you found it helpful. Bless you.
  • Catey on 1 Samuel 2 - 3 years ago
    All souls belong to God . We all have a purpose in life . We all were created by God . He wants all souls to be SAVED, and all can be if they follow his word. It tells us how to live , what to do , what not to do . How to look for a help meet in life a companion. We're not to just take anyone to be our husband or wife . God has guidelines for us all to follow.

    He told us to seek the kingdom of God first and then all these things would added unto us. God also tells us to be patient . Wait on him. God never fails he's alway true and faithful . Its people who let Hid down by not trusting in his word and living his word , not just saying your a Christian, but actually living it out the Bible way .

    Yes we can all live it . God said in Several Chapters Go an sin No more . Would God tell us to Not sin if we couldn't do it by his help and Grace? No, he wouldn't . John 3 ch. John 8 ch. , John 5 ch. Romans 6:1-2 Romans 3:23-25 1 John 3:1-11 all these and there's more . We all need to be ready when the Lord comes back . Oh what a day of Rejoicing it will truly be fir his Saints .the really saved . Not just say I am when not. Can't go to Heaven with any type of sin in your life at all. None of us . 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 , Galatians 5:16-21.Gid came to show us the way he wants all Souls to be Saved Ezekiel 18:4. If we put God First he will give us also the desires of our heart to . But , we need to very careful what we ask for to have .It can hinder you in walking with God daily or even cause you to go astray from God and never get back .

    If you Seek the kingdom of God First Let God Know you truly want to live for him and do as his word tells us and do it from the Heart . Let God know your willing to do it his way . Get o. Your knees and ask for forgiveness , if you've sinned . Truly Repent and to never go back to sin . God will bless your life . Genesis 2:18

    "And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him."
  • Aaron - In Reply on 1 Samuel 2 - 3 years ago
    Thank you , you have just helped me , I have taken a screen shot of your comment . I'll save it.

    Kind regards

    Aaron lane
  • Chris - In Reply on 1 Samuel 2 - 3 years ago
    That's an interesting observation & has merit. Of course, in normal rules of grammar, this may not be applicable, as the words 'will & shall' are used according to first, second, or third person pronouns. Yet in 1 Samuel 2:9, there is a clear use of 'force', & when put in the same sentence as in verse 9, it gives the reader the sense that the One Who "keeps the feet of His saints" does so with His Own Authority & Power, as opposed to the lesser being ("the wicked") who can only remain "silent in darkness" as he comes before the One with the authority.

    Then in verse 10, "shall" is used again, when I would have thought, that "will" might be more appropriate, given the strength of the language used. Maybe though, the writer continues with the same thought as expressed in verse 9, showing that the wicked not only has to humbly & quietly remain in darkness before the Lord, but also be subject to being visited by Him through mishap & judgement. The wicked might deem himself to be the one in authority & by his own supposed 'wisdom & power' direct himself & the world's affairs, but he "will or shall" (depending on the writer's emphasis), recoil when confronted by the One Who reigns righteously by His Own Authority & Power.
  • Stephanie - In Reply on 1 Samuel 2 - 3 years ago
    Aaron Lane, I will tell you what I think. There is a battle in the spiritual realm (airplanes indicate that the action is in the spiritual dimension). It is a battle of world significance (as in 1942). Hannah's prayer in chapter 2 shows that only those whose faith is in the Lord win their battle. The proud, even though they are mighty on earth, eventually fail. The dream is meant for you to take heart and to intercede for the world's current events in faith that the "mighty" in their pride ( 1 Sam. 2:3) are fighting with broken weapons ( 1 Sam 2:4), while those who seemed to be overpowered are in fact "girded with strength" -- the battle is the Lord's and he alone has the power to "lift up" and to give strength.

    The Lord is showing you how to pray. Jesus has promised us if we ask anything according to his will, God does it. He is basically doing for you what is meant in 1 Sam 2:8. He is lifting you up and inspiring a prayer that will be world-changing. He is acknowledging your humility and your passion for Good to win. By acknowledge God as the one who established the earth, you are more powerful than "the mighty" because "not by might does man prevail," but the battle belongs to the Lord.
  • Stephanie on 1 Samuel 2 - 3 years ago
    "Shall" and "will" are a little hard for me to grasp. What would an excellent translator say is the distinction he is making when he chooses one or the other verb? And is it found in the original language? Or is it a distinction a skilled translator understands from context? When it says in 1 Sam. 2:8, "He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail," does the distinction between will and shall rise from the WILLINGNESS of the One who keeps his saints, while in the "shall" phrases -- to be silenced in the dark and to not prevail by strength -- these are UNWITTING CONSEQUENCES of someone's choice to act in such a way as to experience being silenced/not prevailing?
  • Nelson - In Reply on Genesis 12 - 3 years ago
    1 Samuel 2:3 when you paraphrase...for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

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