New International Version
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD: 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Now Samuel did not yet know Jehovah, neither had the word of Jehovah yet been revealed to him.
World English Bible
Now Samuel didn't yet know Yahweh, neither was the word of Yahweh yet revealed to him.
Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel hath not yet known Jehovah, and the word of Jehovah is not yet revealed unto him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Samuel did not yet know the Lord - He had not been accustomed to receive any revelation from him. He knew and worshipped the God of Israel; but he did not know him as communicating especial revelation of His will.
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.
"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.
and asked them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" They answered, "No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."
1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.
1 Samuel 3:6
Again the LORD called, "Samuel!" And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, "Here I am; you called me." "My son," Eli said, "I did not call; go back and lie down."
1 Samuel 3:8
A third time the LORD called, "Samuel!" And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, "Here I am; you called me." Then Eli realized that the LORD was calling the boy.
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