1 Samuel 3:7
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English Standard Version
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, and the word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.

King James Bible
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither had the word of the Lord been revealed to him.

English Revised Version
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

At the time when Samuel served the Lord before Eli, both as a boy and as a young man (1 Samuel 2:11, 1 Samuel 2:21, 1 Samuel 2:26), the word of the Lord had become dear, i.e., rare, in Israel, and "Prophecy was not spread." נפרץ, from פּרץ, to spread out strongly, to break through copiously (cf. Proverbs 3:10). The "word of the Lord" is the word of God announced by prophets: the "vision," "visio prophetica." It is true that Jehovah had promised His people, that He would send prophets, who should make known His will and purpose at all times (Deuteronomy 18:15.; cf. Numbers 23:23); but as a revelation from God presupposed susceptibility on the part of men, the unbelief and disobedience of the people might restrain the fulfilment of this and all similar promises, and God might even withdraw His word to punish the idolatrous nation. Such a time as this, when revelations from God were universally rare, and had now arisen under Eli, in whose days, as the conduct of his sons sufficiently proves, the priesthood had fallen into very deep corruption.

1 Samuel 3:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now Samuel. or, Thus did Samuel before he knew the Lord, and before the word of the Lord was revealed unto him.

did not yet Samuel was not destitute of the knowledge of God, in that sense which implies the total absence of true piety, as Eli's sons were; for he knew and worshipped the God of Israel: but he did not know him as communicating special revelations of his will to him, in the manner in which he made it known to the prophets.

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgment...

Acts 19:2 He said to them, Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? And they said to him...

Cross References
Acts 19:2
And he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" And they said, "No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."

1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

1 Samuel 3:6
And the LORD called again, "Samuel!" and Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But he said, "I did not call, my son; lie down again."

1 Samuel 3:8
And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, "Here I am, for you called me." Then Eli perceived that the LORD was calling the boy.

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