1 Samuel 3:16
New International Version
but Eli called him and said, “Samuel, my son.” Samuel answered, “Here I am.”

New Living Translation
But Eli called out to him, “Samuel, my son.” “Here I am,” Samuel replied.

English Standard Version
But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” And he said, “Here I am.”

Berean Study Bible
but Eli called to him and said, “Samuel, my son.” “Here I am,” answered Samuel.

King James Bible
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.

New King James Version
Then Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son!” He answered, “Here I am.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” And he said, “Here I am.”

NASB 1995
Then Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” And he said, “Here I am.”

NASB 1977
Then Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” And he said, “Here I am.”

Amplified Bible
But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” And he answered, “Here I am.”

Christian Standard Bible
but Eli called him and said, “Samuel, my son.” “Here I am,” answered Samuel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but Eli called him and said, “Samuel, my son.” “Here I am,” answered Samuel.

American Standard Version
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he said, Here am I.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Eli called Shemueil and said: “Shemueil, my son”, and he said, “Behold, here I am”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Heli said to Samuel, Samuel, my son; and he said, Behold, here am I.

Contemporary English Version
But Eli told him, "Samuel, my boy, come here!" "Yes, sir!" Samuel answered.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Heli called Samuel, and said: Samuel, my son. And he answered: Here am I.

English Revised Version
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he said, Here Am I.

Good News Translation
Eli called him, "Samuel, my boy!" "Yes, sir," answered Samuel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Eli called Samuel. "Samuel, my son!" he said. "Here I am," he responded.

International Standard Version
Then Eli called Samuel: "Samuel, my son." He said, "Here I am."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Eli called Samuel, and said: 'Samuel, my son.' And he said: 'Here am I.'

Literal Standard Version
And Eli calls Samuel and says, “Samuel, my son”; and he says, “Here I [am].”

NET Bible
However, Eli called Samuel and said, "Samuel, my son!" He replied, "Here I am."

New Heart English Bible
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, "Samuel, my son." He said, "Here I am."

World English Bible
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, "Samuel, my son!" He said, "Here I am."

Young's Literal Translation
And Eli calleth Samuel, and saith, 'Samuel, my son;' and he saith, 'Here am I.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Samuel Shares the Vision
15Samuel lay down until the morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the LORD. He was afraid to tell Eli the vision, 16but Eli called to him and said, “Samuel, my son.” “Here I am,” answered Samuel. 17“What was the message He gave you?” Eli asked. “Do not hide it from me. May God punish you, and ever so severely, if you hide from me anything He said to you.”…

Cross References
1 Samuel 3:15
Samuel lay down until the morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the LORD. He was afraid to tell Eli the vision,

1 Samuel 3:17
"What was the message He gave you?" Eli asked. "Do not hide it from me. May God punish you, and ever so severely, if you hide from me anything He said to you."


Treasury of Scripture

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









Verses 16, 17, 18. - God do so to thee, etc. This adjuration shows how great had been the agony of Eli's suspense, yet, true to his sluggish nature, he had waited patiently till the morning came. Then he summons Samuel to him, calling him lovingly my son, and everything tends to show that there was a real affection between the two. He next asks, What is the thing that he hath said unto thee? The A.V. greatly weakens this by inserting the words "The Lord." The original is far more suggestive. Put quite indefinitely, it says, "Whoever or whatsoever be thy visitor, yet tell me all." Then, when Eli has heard the message, he says, It is Jehovah. Though he had not had the courage to do what was right, yet his submission to God, and the humility of his resignation, prove that the Holy Ghost had in these years of waiting being doing its work upon the old man's heart. Eli's adjuration, we must further note, was equivalent to putting Samuel upon his oath, so that any concealment on his part would have involved the sin of perjury.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
but Eli
עֵלִי֙ (‘ê·lî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5941: Eli -- a priest at Shiloh

called
וַיִּקְרָ֤א (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

to him
שְׁמוּאֵ֔ל (šə·mū·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8050: Samuel -- 'name of God', a prophet of Israel

and said,
וַיֹּ֖אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Samuel,
שְׁמוּאֵ֣ל (šə·mū·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8050: Samuel -- 'name of God', a prophet of Israel

my son.”
בְּנִ֑י (bə·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1121: A son

“Here I am,”
הִנֵּֽנִי׃ (hin·nê·nî)
Interjection | first person common singular
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

answered Samuel.
וַיֹּ֖אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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