1 Samuel 3:20
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New International Version
And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba recognized that Samuel was attested as a prophet of the LORD.

New Living Translation
And all Israel, from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south, knew that Samuel was confirmed as a prophet of the LORD.

English Standard Version
And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established as a prophet of the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
So all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was confirmed as a prophet of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
All Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was confirmed as a prophet of the LORD.

King James Bible
And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
All Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a confirmed prophet of the LORD.

Contemporary English Version
From the town of Dan in the north to the town of Beersheba in the south, everyone in the country knew that Samuel was truly the LORD's prophet.

Good News Translation
So all the people of Israel, from one end of the country to the other, knew that Samuel was indeed a prophet of the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a confirmed prophet of the LORD.

International Standard Version
All Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was confirmed as the LORD's prophet.

NET Bible
All Israel from Dan to Beer Sheba realized that Samuel was confirmed as a prophet of the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
All Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew Samuel was the LORD's appointed prophet.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And all Israel from Dan even to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was confirmed as a prophet of the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was a faithful prophet of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.

American King James Version
And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.

American Standard Version
And all Israel from Dan even to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all Israel from Dan to Bersabee, knew that Samuel was a faithful prophet of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And all Israel, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, knew that Samuel was established a prophet of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And all Israel from Dan even to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all Israel, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.

World English Bible
All Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and all Israel know, from Dan even unto Beer-Sheba, that Samuel is established for a prophet to Jehovah.
Study Bible
Samuel Shares the Vision
19And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and He let none of Samuel's words fall to the ground. 20So all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was confirmed as a prophet of the LORD. 21And the LORD continued to appear at Shiloh, because there He revealed Himself to Samuel by His word.…
Cross References
Acts 13:20
All this took about 450 years. After this, God gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet.

Judges 20:1
Then all the Israelites from Dan to Beersheba and from the land of Gilead came out, and the congregation assembled as one man before the LORD at Mizpah.

1 Samuel 12:11
So the LORD sent Jerubbaal, Barak, Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you from the hands of your enemies on every side, and you lived securely.

2 Samuel 3:10
to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul and to establish the throne of David over Israel and Judah, from Dan to Beersheba."

2 Samuel 17:11
Instead, I advise that all Israel from Dan to Beersheba--a multitude like the sand by the sea--be gathered to you, and that you yourself lead them into battle.

1 Kings 4:25
Throughout the days of Solomon, Judah and Israel lived in safety from Dan to Beersheba, each man under his own vine and his own fig tree.

Treasury of Scripture

And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.

Dan

Judges 20:1 Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was …

2 Samuel 3:10 To translate the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to set up the …

2 Samuel 17:11 Therefore I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered to you, …

established. or, faithful

1 Timothy 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he …







(20) A prophet of the Lord.--Then from the northern to the southern cities of the land the fame of the boy-friend of the Eternal was established. The minds of all the people were thus gradually prepared when the right moment came to acknowledge Samuel as a God-sent chieftain. On this rapid and universal acknowledgment of the young prophet it has been observed, "that the people, in spite of their disruption, yet formed religiously an unit."

Verse 20. - From Dan, upon the north, to Beersheba, upon the south, means "throughout the whole country." The phrase is interesting, as showing that, in spite of the virtual independence of the tribes, and the general anarchy which prevailed during the time of the judges, there was nevertheless a feeling that they all formed one people. Was established. The same word used in Numbers 12:7 of Moses, and there translated was faithful. It is one of those pregnant words common in Hebrew, containing two cognate meaning. It says, first, that Samuel was faithful in his office; and, secondly, that because he was found trustworthy he was confirmed and strengthened in the possession of it. And all Israel, from Dan even unto Beersheba,.... That is, from the most northern border of the land of Israel, on which Dan lay, to the utmost border of it southward, where Beersheba was, the fame of Samuel for his piety, prudence, and prophecy, was spread abroad; so that all

knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord; or that he was faithful (z) to God and man, to be credited in what he said; and so a fit man to be a prophet of the Lord, being eminently qualified with gifts by him for that office; the Targum is,"that Samuel was faithful in the words of the prophecy of the Lord,''in relating them.

(z) "fidelis", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version. 3:19-21 All increase in wisdom and grace, is owing to the presence of God with us. God will graciously repeat his visits to those who receive them aright. Early piety will be the greatest honour of young people. Those who honour God he will honour. Let young people consider the piety of Samuel, and from him they will learn to remember their Creator in the days of their youth. Young children are capable of religion. Samuel is a proof that their waiting upon the Lord will be pleasing to him. He is a pattern of all those amiable tempers, which are the brightest ornament of youth, and a sure source of happiness.
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