New International Version
And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba recognized that Samuel was attested as a prophet of the LORD.
King James Bible
And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And all Israel, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, knew that Samuel was established a prophet of Jehovah.
World English Bible
All Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
and all Israel know, from Dan even unto Beer-Sheba, that Samuel is established for a prophet to Jehovah.
1 Samuel 3:20 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All Israel from Dan even to Beer-sheba - Through the whole extent of Palestine; Dan being at the northern, Beer-sheba at the southern extremity.
Was established to be a prophet - The word נאמן neeman, which we translate established, signifies faithful: The faithful Samuel was a prophet of the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
established. or, faithful
"And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel; Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for Thy servant heareth."--1 Samuel iii. 10. In the narrative of which these words form part, we have a remarkable instance of a Divine call, and the manner in which it is our duty to meet it. Samuel was from a child brought to the house of the Lord; and in due time he was called to a sacred office, and made a prophet. He was called, and he forthwith answered the call. God said, "Samuel, …
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII
Samuel, the Little Server
Thoughts Upon Self-Denyal.
All this took about 450 years. "After this, God gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet.
Then all Israel from Dan to Beersheba and from the land of Gilead came together as one and assembled before the LORD in Mizpah.
1 Samuel 12:11
Then the LORD sent Jerub-Baal, Barak, Jephthah and Samuel, and he delivered you from the hands of your enemies all around you, so that you lived in safety.
2 Samuel 3:10
and transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul and establish David's throne over Israel and Judah from Dan to Beersheba."
2 Samuel 17:11
"So I advise you: Let all Israel, from Dan to Beersheba--as numerous as the sand on the seashore--be gathered to you, with you yourself leading them into battle.
1 Kings 4:25
During Solomon's lifetime Judah and Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, lived in safety, everyone under their own vine and under their own fig tree.
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