1 Samuel 3:8
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
3254 [e]וַיֹּ֨סֶף
way-yō-sep̄
And againConj-w | V-Hifil-ConsecImperf-3ms
3068 [e]יְהוָ֥ה
Yah-weh
YahwehN-proper-ms
7121 [e]קְרֹא־
qə-rō-
calledV-Qal-Inf
8050 [e]שְׁמוּאֵל֮
šə-mū-’êl
SamuelN-proper-ms
7992 [e]בַּשְּׁלִשִׁית֒
baš-šə-li-šîṯ
the third [time]Prep-b, Art | Number-ofs
6965 [e]וַיָּ֙קָם֙
way-yā-qām
and he aroseConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
1980 [e]וַיֵּ֣לֶךְ
way-yê-leḵ
and wentConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
5941 [e]עֵלִ֔י
‘ê-lî,
EliN-proper-ms
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמֶר
way-yō-mer
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
2005 [e]הִנְנִ֔י
hin-nî,
Here I amInterjection | 1cs
3588 [e]כִּ֥י
forConj
7121 [e]קָרָ֖אתָ
qā-rā-ṯā
you did callV-Qal-Perf-2ms
  לִ֑י
lî;
mePrep | 1cs
995 [e]וַיָּ֣בֶן
way-yā-ḇen
and perceivedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
5941 [e]עֵלִ֔י
‘ê-lî,
EliN-proper-ms
3588 [e]כִּ֥י
thatConj
3068 [e]יְהוָ֖ה
Yah-weh
YahwehN-proper-ms
7121 [e]קֹרֵ֥א
qō-rê
had calledV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
5288 [e]לַנָּֽעַר׃
lan-nā-‘ar.
the boyPrep-l, Art | N-ms









Hebrew Texts
שמואל א 3:8 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֨סֶף יְהוָ֥ה קְרֹא־שְׁמוּאֵל֮ בַּשְּׁלִשִׁית֒ וַיָּ֙קָם֙ וַיֵּ֣לֶךְ אֶל־עֵלִ֔י וַיֹּ֣אמֶר הִנְנִ֔י כִּ֥י קָרָ֖אתָ לִ֑י וַיָּ֣בֶן עֵלִ֔י כִּ֥י יְהוָ֖ה קֹרֵ֥א לַנָּֽעַר׃

שמואל א 3:8 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויסף יהוה קרא־שמואל בשלשית ויקם וילך אל־עלי ויאמר הנני כי קראת לי ויבן עלי כי יהוה קרא לנער׃

שמואל א 3:8 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויסף יהוה קרא־שמואל בשלשית ויקם וילך אל־עלי ויאמר הנני כי קראת לי ויבן עלי כי יהוה קרא לנער׃

שמואל א 3:8 Hebrew Bible
ויסף יהוה קרא שמואל בשלשית ויקם וילך אל עלי ויאמר הנני כי קראת לי ויבן עלי כי יהוה קרא לנער׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So the LORD called Samuel again for the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, "Here I am, for you called me." Then Eli discerned that the LORD was calling the boy.

King James Bible
And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Once again, for the third time, the LORD called Samuel. He got up, went to Eli, and said, "Here I am; you called me." Then Eli understood that the LORD was calling the boy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the third

Job 33:14,15 For God speaks once, yes twice, yet man perceives it not…

Although Samuel did not apprehend the way in which God reveals himself to his servants the prophets - by the `still small voice'- yet when this direct communication from the Almighty was made the third time, in a way altogether new and strange to him, it seems astonishing that he did not immediately apprehend. Perhaps he would have been sooner aware of a divine revelation, had it come in a dream or a vision. Those who have the greatest knowledge of divine things, should remember the time when they were as babes, unskilful in the word of righteousness

1 Corinthians 13:11,12 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, …

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