1 Samuel 3:16
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New International Version
but Eli called him and said, "Samuel, my son." Samuel answered, "Here I am."

New Living Translation
But Eli called out to him, "Samuel, my son." "Here I am," Samuel replied.

English Standard Version
But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” And he said, “Here I am.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Eli called Samuel and said, "Samuel, my son." And he said, "Here I am."

King James Bible
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but Eli called him and said, "Samuel, my son." "Here I am," answered Samuel.

International Standard Version
Then Eli called Samuel: "Samuel, my son." He said, "Here I am."

NET Bible
However, Eli called Samuel and said, "Samuel, my son!" He replied, "Here I am."

New Heart English Bible
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, "Samuel, my son." He said, "Here I am."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Eli called Samuel. "Samuel, my son!" he said. "Here I am," he responded.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Eli called Samuel, and said: 'Samuel, my son.' And he said: 'Here am I.'

New American Standard 1977
Then Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” And he said, “Here I am.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Eli called Samuel and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.

American King James Version
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.

American Standard Version
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he said, Here am I.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Heli called Samuel, and said: Samuel, my son. And he answered: Here am I.

Darby Bible Translation
And Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he said, Here am I.

English Revised Version
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he said, Here Am I.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.

World English Bible
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, "Samuel, my son!" He said, "Here I am."

Young's Literal Translation
And Eli calleth Samuel, and saith, 'Samuel, my son;' and he saith, 'Here am I.'
Study Bible
Samuel Shares his Vision
15So Samuel lay down until morning. Then he opened the doors of the house of the LORD. But Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. 16Then Eli called Samuel and said, "Samuel, my son." And he said, "Here I am." 17He said, "What is the word that He spoke to you? Please do not hide it from me. May God do so to you, and more also, if you hide anything from me of all the words that He spoke to you."…
Cross References
1 Samuel 3:15
So Samuel lay down until morning. Then he opened the doors of the house of the LORD. But Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli.

1 Samuel 3:17
He said, "What is the word that He spoke to you? Please do not hide it from me. May God do so to you, and more also, if you hide anything from me of all the words that He spoke to you."
Treasury of Scripture

Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.

Verses 16, 17, 18. - God do so to thee, etc. This adjuration shows how great had been the agony of Eli's suspense, yet, true to his sluggish nature, he had waited patiently till the morning came. Then he summons Samuel to him, calling him lovingly my son, and everything tends to show that there was a real affection between the two. He next asks, What is the thing that he hath said unto thee? The A.V. greatly weakens this by inserting the words "The Lord." The original is far more suggestive. Put quite indefinitely, it says, "Whoever or whatsoever be thy visitor, yet tell me all." Then, when Eli has heard the message, he says, It is Jehovah. Though he had not had the courage to do what was right, yet his submission to God, and the humility of his resignation, prove that the Holy Ghost had in these years of waiting being doing its work upon the old man's heart. Eli's adjuration, we must further note, was equivalent to putting Samuel upon his oath, so that any concealment on his part would have involved the sin of perjury. Then Eli called Samuel,.... Perceiving he was risen by the opening of the doors of the tabernacle, which he might hear; and observing he did not come to him as usual, to know whether he wanted anything, and being impatient to hear what was said to him of the Lord:

and he said, Samuel, my son; called him by his name, and in a very tender and affectionate manner, the more to engage him to hasten to him, and thereby also putting him in mind of his filial duty to obey him:

and he answered, here am I; ready to attend and perform any service enjoined him. 3:11-18 What a great deal of guilt and corruption is there in us, concerning which we may say, It is the iniquity which our own heart knoweth; we are conscious to ourselves of it! Those who do not restrain the sins of others, when it is in their power to do it, make themselves partakers of the guilt, and will be charged as joining in it. In his remarkable answer to this awful sentence, Eli acknowledged that the Lord had a right to do as he saw good, being assured that he would do nothing wrong. The meekness, patience, and humility contained in those words, show that he was truly repentant; he accepted the punishment of his sin.
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