New American Standard Bible
Now the boy Samuel was growing in stature and in favor both with the LORD and with men.
King James Bible
And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the LORD, and also with men.
Darby Bible Translation
And the boy Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with Jehovah and also with men.
World English Bible
The child Samuel grew on, and increased in favor both with Yahweh, and also with men.
Young's Literal Translation
And the youth Samuel is going on and growing up, and is good both with Jehovah, and also with men.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And the child Samuel ... - The account of our Lord's growth Luke 2:52 is very similar; "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man." The literal version of the passage before us is, "The child Samuel advanced and grew and was good (or acceptable), both with the Lord, and also with men."
LibraryThe Knowledge of God
'The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.' I Sam 2:2. Glorious things are spoken of God; he transcends our thoughts, and the praises of angels. God's glory lies chiefly in his attributes, which are the several beams by which the divine nature shines forth. Among other of his orient excellencies, this is not the least, The Lord is a God of knowledge; or as the Hebrew word is, A God of knowledges.' Through the bright mirror of his own essence, he has a full idea and cognisance …
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In the Court of Babylon
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Mothers, Daughters, and Wives in Israel
And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
1 Samuel 2:21
The LORD visited Hannah; and she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew before the LORD.
So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man.
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