1 Samuel 3:4
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Then the LORD called Samuel. Samuel answered, "Here I am."

New Living Translation
Suddenly the LORD called out, "Samuel!" "Yes?" Samuel replied. "What is it?"

English Standard Version
Then the LORD called Samuel, and he said, “Here I am!”

New American Standard Bible
that the LORD called Samuel; and he said, "Here I am."

King James Bible
That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD called Samuel, and he answered, "Here I am."

International Standard Version
The LORD called out to Samuel, who answered, "Here I am."

NET Bible
The LORD called to Samuel, and he replied, "Here I am!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD called Samuel. "Here I am," Samuel responded.

JPS Tanakh 1917
that the LORD called Samuel; and he said: 'Here am I.'

New American Standard 1977
that the LORD called Samuel; and he said, “Here I am.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
and the LORD called Samuel, and he answered, Here am I.

King James 2000 Bible
That the LORD called, Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

American King James Version
That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

American Standard Version
that Jehovah called Samuel; and he said, Here am I.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord called Samuel. And he answered: Here am I.

Darby Bible Translation
that Jehovah called to Samuel. And he said, Here am I.

English Revised Version
that the LORD called Samuel: and he said, Here am I.

Webster's Bible Translation
That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

World English Bible
that Yahweh called Samuel; and he said, "Here I am."

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah calleth unto Samuel, and he saith, 'Here am I.'
Study Bible
The Lord Calls Samuel
3and the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was, 4that the LORD called Samuel; and he said, "Here I am." 5Then he ran to Eli and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But he said, "I did not call, lie down again." So he went and lay down.…
Word Study

That the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.

called
qara'  (kaw-raw')
to call out to (i.e. properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications)

Samuel
Shmuw'el  (sehm-oo-ale')
heard of God; Shemuel, the name of three Israelites -- Samuel, Shemuel.

and he answered
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-10 The call which Divine grace designs shall be made effectual; will be repeated till it is so, till we come to the call. Eli, perceiving that it was the voice of God that Samuel heard, instructed him what to say. Though it was a disgrace to Eli, for God's call to be directed to Samuel, yet he told him how to meet it. Thus the elder should do their utmost to assist and improve the younger that are rising up. Let us never fail to teach those who are coming after us, even such as will soon be preferred before us, Joh 1:30. Good words should be put into children's mouths betimes, by which they may be prepared to learn Divine things, and be trained up to regard them.
1 Samuel 3:3
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