1 Samuel 2:26
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New International Version
And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favor with the LORD and with people.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew taller and grew in favor with the LORD and with the people.

English Standard Version
Now the boy Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favor with the LORD and also with man.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
By contrast, the boy Samuel grew in stature and in favor with the LORD and with men.

International Standard Version
But the boy Samuel continued to grow both physically and in favor with the LORD and the people.

NET Bible
Now the boy Samuel was growing up and finding favor both with the LORD and with people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The boy Samuel continued to grow and gained the favor of the LORD and the people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the child Samuel kept on growing and was in favour both with the LORD and also with men.

King James 2000 Bible
And the child Samuel grew, and was in favor both with the LORD, and also with men.

American King James Version
And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favor both with the LORD, and also with men.

American Standard Version
And the child Samuel grew on, and increased in favor both with Jehovah, and also with men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the child Samuel advanced, and grew on, and pleased both the Lord and men.

Darby Bible Translation
And the boy Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with Jehovah and also with men.

English Revised Version
And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the LORD, and also with men.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the child Samuel continued to grow, and was in favor both with the LORD, 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.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:11-26 Samuel, being devoted to the Lord in a special manner, was from a child employed about the sanctuary in the services he was capable of. As he did this with a pious disposition of mind, it was called ministering unto the Lord. He received a blessing from the Lord. Those young people who serve God as well as they can, he will enable to improve, that they may serve him better. Eli shunned trouble and exertion. This led him to indulge his children, without using parental authority to restrain and correct them when young. He winked at the abuses in the service of the sanctuary till they became customs, and led to abominations; and his sons, who should have taught those that engaged in the service of the sanctuary what was good, solicited them to wickedness. Their offence was committed even in offering the sacrifices for sins, which typified the atonement of the Saviour! Sins against the remedy, the atonement itself, are most dangerous, they tread under foot the blood of the covenant. Eli's reproof was far too mild and gentle. In general, none are more abandoned than the degenerate children of godly persons, when they break through restraints.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the child Samuel grew up,.... Increased in stature and in grace, grew more and more in all respects, and better and better, while Eli's sons grew worse and worse; the contrast between these make the one to shine and appear illustrious, and the other to look the blacker: or "he went on, and grew, and was good" (z); as he proceeded on in years, and grew in stature, he appeared more and more to be a good man, a virtuous, holy, and gracious person:

and was in favour both with the Lord, and also with men; the Lord was pleased to give him some tokens of his favour, that he delighted in him, that he was wellpleasing in his sight, and that his person and services were acceptable to him; and the more Eli's sons disgusted the people by their ill lives and conduct, the greater esteem among them did Samuel obtain by his becoming life and conversation; all admired him, spoke well of him, and thanked God that in such bad times he was raising up one among them, of whom they had the most hopeful prospect of usefulness to them.

(z) "ambulans, et grandescens et bonus", Montanus; so Vatablus & Drusius.



1 Samuel 2:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
Eli Reproves his Sons
25"If one man sins against another, God will mediate for him; but if a man sins against the LORD, who can intercede for him?" But they would not listen to the voice of their father, for the LORD desired to put them to death. 26Now the boy Samuel was growing in stature and in favor both with the LORD and with men.
Cross References
Luke 2:52
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

1 Samuel 2:21
And the LORD was gracious to Hannah; she gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the LORD.

Proverbs 3:4
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Treasury of Scripture

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