1 Samuel 3:18
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New International Version
So Samuel told him everything, hiding nothing from him. Then Eli said, "He is the LORD; let him do what is good in his eyes."

New Living Translation
So Samuel told Eli everything; he didn't hold anything back. "It is the LORD's will," Eli replied. "Let him do what he thinks best."

English Standard Version
So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, “It is the LORD. Let him do what seems good to him.”

New American Standard Bible
So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, "It is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him."

King James Bible
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Samuel told him everything and did not hide anything from him. Eli responded, "He is the LORD. He will do what He thinks is good."

International Standard Version
So Samuel told him everything—he did not conceal anything from him. Eli said, "He is the LORD. May he do what seems good to him."

NET Bible
So Samuel told him everything. He did not hold back anything from him. Eli said, "The LORD will do what he pleases."

New Heart English Bible
And Samuel told him everything, and did not hide a word from him. And he said, "It is the LORD. Let him do what seems good to him."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Samuel told Eli everything. Eli replied, "He is the LORD. May he do what he thinks is right."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Samuel told him all the words, and hid nothing from him. And he said: 'It is the LORD; let Him do what seemeth Him good.'

New American Standard 1977
So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, “It is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Samuel declared all of it to him without hiding any thing. Then he said, It is the LORD; let him do what seems good unto him.

King James 2000 Bible
And Samuel told him everything, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seems to him good.

American King James Version
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seems him good.

American Standard Version
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is Jehovah: let him do what seemeth him good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Samuel told him all the words, and did not hide them from him. And he answered: It is the Lord: let him do what is good in his sight.

Darby Bible Translation
And Samuel told him all the words, and kept nothing back from him. And he said, It is Jehovah: let him do what is good in his sight.

English Revised Version
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

World English Bible
Samuel told him every bit, and hid nothing from him. He said, "It is Yahweh. Let him do what seems good to him."

Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel declareth to him the whole of the words, and hath not hid from him; and he saith, 'It is Jehovah; that which is good in His eyes He doth.'
Study Bible
Samuel Shares his Vision
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." 18So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, "It is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him." 19Thus Samuel grew and the LORD was with him and let none of his words fail.…
Cross References
Exodus 34:5
The LORD descended in the cloud and stood there with him as he called upon the name of the LORD.

Leviticus 10:3
Then Moses said to Aaron, "It is what the LORD spoke, saying, 'By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy, And before all the people I will be honored.'" So Aaron, therefore, kept silent.

Judges 10:15
The sons of Israel said to the LORD, "We have sinned, do to us whatever seems good to You; only please deliver us this day."

2 Samuel 10:12
"Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the LORD do what is good in His sight."

2 Samuel 15:26
"But if He should say thus, 'I have no delight in you,' behold, here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him."

2 Kings 20:19
Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of the LORD which you have spoken is good." For he thought, "Is it not so, if there will be peace and truth in my days?"

Job 2:10
But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Isaiah 39:8
Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of the LORD which you have spoken is good." For he thought, "For there will be peace and truth in my days."

Jeremiah 34:6
Then Jeremiah the prophet spoke all these words to Zedekiah king of Judah in Jerusalem

Jeremiah 38:14
Then King Zedekiah sent and had Jeremiah the prophet brought to him at the third entrance that is in the house of the LORD; and the king said to Jeremiah, "I am going to ask you something; do not hide anything from me."
Treasury of Scripture

And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seems him good.

every whit [heb] all the things, or, words.
Whit, or wid, comes from the Anglo-Saxon {wiht} which signifies person, thing, etc. every whit is every thing: equivalent to every jot.

It is the Lord

Genesis 18:25 That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous …

Judges 10:15 And the children of Israel said to the LORD, We have sinned: do you …

2 Samuel 16:10-12 And the king said, What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? …

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I …

Job 2:10 But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. …

Psalm 39:9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it.

Isaiah 39:8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which …

Lamentations 3:39 Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he …

(18) It is the Lord.--Such a reply, and such a reception of the news of the terrible doom twice communicated to him by a direct message from the Eternal, indicates that Eli, in spite of his weakness and foolish partiality for his sons, was thoroughly devoted to the Lord in his heart. He saw how deeply he had failed in his high office, how he had allowed worldly considerations to influence his conduct, how he had been tried and found wanting; and now, without a murmur, he submits to the righteous judgment of his God, he leaves himself in God's hands, and never tries to justify himself and his past conduct. Now it was probably too late to attempt any reformation in the priestly life. The influence and power of Hophni and Phinehas were too strong for his enfeebled will to set aside. Eli was probably in his last days little more than a puppet in their hands. He had sown the wind, and now must reap the whirlwind.

And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him,.... And so approved himself to be a faithful prophet of God, and man of God, as he is afterwards called; the whole counsel of God is to be declared by his servants the prophets, and the ministers of his word; nothing is to be concealed, which it is the will of God should be made known, whether it be pleasing or displeasing to man:

and he said, it is the Lord; that has said it, and there is nothing to be said against it, and that will do it; and there is no resisting him: or "the Lord is he" (w); who has a sovereign right to all his creatures, and may dispose of them as he pleases; he is all wise, and does all things well; he is holy and righteous in all his ways and works, and there is no unrighteousness in him; he is faithful to his word, whether in a way of promise or threatening; and all he does to his people is in love, mercy, and kindness:

let him do what seemeth him good; not what seems good to men, or is so in their esteem, but what seems good to the Lord, who knows what is best for his people, and can do nothing but what is good; all is good he does; there is nothing but goodness in him, and nothing but goodness comes from him; he does good, and nothing else, and even when he afflicts his people; all he does is well done in creation, providence, and grace: and Eli's desire is, that he would fulfil the good pleasure of his will; he appears to be in an excellent temper, not surly and morose, taking it ill that such a message should be sent him by a child; nor was he unaffected with the case of his family, but humbly submitted to the will of God, and acquiesces in it as good, and neither arraigns his justice, nor murmurs at his providences.

(w) , Sept. "Dominus ipse", Montanus. 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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