New Living Translation
Samuel did not yet know the LORD because he had never had a message from the LORD before.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:7 Did not know - He was not acquainted with God in that extraordinary or prophetical way. And this ignorance of Samuel's served God's design, that his simplicity might give Eli the better assurance of the truth of God's call, and message to Samuel.
LibraryBeing Made Archbishop of Armagh, He Suffers Many Troubles. Peace Being Made, from Being Archbishop of Armagh He Becomes Bishop of Down.
[Sidenote: 1129] 19. (12). Meanwhile it happened that Archbishop Cellach fell sick: he it was who ordained Malachy deacon, presbyter and bishop: and knowing that he was dying he made a sort of testament to the effect that Malachy ought to succeed him, because none seemed worthier to be bishop of the first see. This he gave in charge to those who were present, this he commanded to the absent, this to the two kings of Munster and to the magnates of the land he specially enjoined …
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh
Faithlessness and Defeat
Our Attitude Toward his Sovereignty
"Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" he asked them. "No," they replied, "we haven't even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."
1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.
1 Samuel 3:6
Then the LORD called out again, "Samuel!" Again Samuel got up and went to Eli. "Here I am. Did you call me?" "I didn't call you, my son," Eli said. "Go back to bed."
1 Samuel 3:8
So the LORD called a third time, and once more Samuel got up and went to Eli. "Here I am. Did you call me?" Then Eli realized it was the LORD who was calling the boy.
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