Num 34:20

(NIV)
Shemuel son of Ammihud,
from the tribe of Simeon;
(ESV)
Of the tribe of the people of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud.

1Sam 1:20

(NIV)
So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, ‘Because I asked the  Lord for him.’

(ESV)
And in due time Hannah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Samuel, for she said, “I have asked for him from the  Lord.”

1Sam 2:18

(NIV)
But Samuel was ministering before the  Lord – a boy wearing a linen ephod.
(ESV)
Samuel was ministering before the  Lord, a boy clothed with a linen ephod.

1Sam 2:21

(NIV)
And the  Lord was gracious to Hannah; she gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the  Lord.

(ESV)
Indeed the  Lord visited Hannah, and she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew in the presence of the  Lord.

1Sam 2:26

(NIV)
And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favour with the  Lord and with people.

(ESV)
Now the boy Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favor with the  Lord and also with man.

1Sam 3:1

(NIV)
The boy Samuel ministered before the  Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the  Lord was rare; there were not many visions.

(ESV)
Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the  Lord in the presence of Eli. And the word of the  Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision.

1Sam 3:3

(NIV)
The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the  Lord, where the ark of God was.
(ESV)
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.

1Sam 3:4

(NIV)
Then the  Lord called Samuel.

Samuel answered, ‘Here I am.’
(ESV)
Then the  Lord called Samuel, and he said, “Here I am!”

1Sam 3:6

(NIV)
Again the  Lord called, ‘Samuel!’ And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, ‘Here I am; you called me.’

‘My son,’ Eli said, ‘I did not call; go back and lie down.’

(ESV)
And the  Lord called again, “Samuel!” and Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.”

1Sam 3:7

(NIV)
Now Samuel did not yet know the  Lord: the word of the  Lord had not yet been revealed to him.

(ESV)
Now Samuel did not yet know the  Lord, and the word of the  Lord had not yet been revealed to him.

1Sam 3:8

(NIV)
A third time the  Lord called, ‘Samuel!’ And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, ‘Here I am; you called me.’

Then Eli realised that the  Lord was calling the boy.
(ESV)
And the  Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the  Lord was calling the boy.

1Sam 3:9

(NIV)
So Eli told Samuel, ‘Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, “Speak,  Lord, for your servant is listening.”’ So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

(ESV)
Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak,  Lord, for your servant hears.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

1Sam 3:10

(NIV)
The  Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’

Then Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.’

(ESV)
And the  Lord came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant hears.”

1Sam 3:11

(NIV)
And the  Lord said to Samuel: ‘See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it tingle.
(ESV)
Then the  Lord said to Samuel, “Behold, I am about to do a thing in Israel at which the two ears of everyone who hears it will tingle.

1Sam 3:15

(NIV)
Samuel lay down until morning and then opened the doors of the house of the  Lord. He was afraid to tell Eli the vision,
(ESV)
Samuel lay until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the  Lord. And Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli.

1Sam 3:16

(NIV)
but Eli called him and said, ‘Samuel, my son.’

Samuel answered, ‘Here I am.’

(ESV)
But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” And he said, “Here I am.”

1Sam 3:18

(NIV)
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.’

(ESV)
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.”

1Sam 3:19

(NIV)
The  Lord was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground.
(ESV)
And Samuel grew, and the  Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.

1Sam 3:20

(NIV)
And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba recognised that Samuel was attested as a prophet of the  Lord.
(ESV)
And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established as a prophet of the  Lord.

1Sam 3:21

(NIV)
The  Lord continued to appear at Shiloh, and there he revealed himself to Samuel through his word.

(ESV)
And the  Lord appeared again at Shiloh, for the  Lord revealed himself to Samuel at Shiloh by the word of the  Lord.

1Sam 4:1

(NIV)
And Samuel’s word came to all Israel.

Now the Israelites went out to fight against the Philistines. The Israelites camped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines at Aphek.
(ESV)
And the word of Samuel came to all Israel.

Now Israel went out to battle against the Philistines. They encamped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines encamped at Aphek.

1Sam 7:3

(NIV)
So Samuel said to all the Israelites, ‘If you are returning to the  Lord with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths and commit yourselves to the  Lord and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.’
(ESV)
And Samuel said to all the house of Israel, “If you are returning to the  Lord with all your heart, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your heart to the  Lord and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.”

1Sam 7:5

(NIV)
Then Samuel said, ‘Assemble all Israel at Mizpah, and I will intercede with the  Lord for you.’
(ESV)
Then Samuel said, “Gather all Israel at Mizpah, and I will pray to the  Lord for you.”

1Sam 7:6

(NIV)
When they had assembled at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out before the  Lord. On that day they fasted and there they confessed, ‘We have sinned against the  Lord.’ Now Samuel was serving as leader of Israel at Mizpah.

(ESV)
So they gathered at Mizpah and drew water and poured it out before the  Lord and fasted on that day and said there, “We have sinned against the  Lord.” And Samuel judged the people of Israel at Mizpah.

1Sam 7:8

(NIV)
They said to Samuel, ‘Do not stop crying out to the  Lord our God for us, that he may rescue us from the hand of the Philistines.’
(ESV)
And the people of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not cease to cry out to the  Lord our God for us, that he may save us from the hand of the Philistines.”

1Sam 7:9

(NIV)
Then Samuel took a suckling lamb and sacrificed it as a whole burnt offering to the  Lord. He cried out to the  Lord on Israel’s behalf, and the  Lord answered him.

(ESV)
So Samuel took a nursing lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the  Lord. And Samuel cried out to the  Lord for Israel, and the  Lord answered him.

1Sam 7:10

(NIV)
While Samuel was sacrificing the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to engage Israel in battle. But that day the  Lord thundered with loud thunder against the Philistines and threw them into such a panic that they were routed before the Israelites.
(ESV)
As Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to attack Israel. But the  Lord thundered with a mighty sound that day against the Philistines and threw them into confusion, and they were defeated before Israel.

1Sam 7:12

(NIV)
Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far the  Lord has helped us.’

(ESV)
Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen and called its name Ebenezer; for he said, “Till now the  Lord has helped us.”

1Sam 7:13

(NIV)
So the Philistines were subdued and they stopped invading Israel’s territory. Throughout Samuel’s lifetime, the hand of the  Lord was against the Philistines.
(ESV)
So the Philistines were subdued and did not again enter the territory of Israel. And the hand of the  Lord was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.

1Sam 7:15

(NIV)
Samuel continued as Israel’s leader all the days of his life.
(ESV)
Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

1Sam 8:1

(NIV)
When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders.
(ESV)
When Samuel became old, he made his sons judges over Israel.

1Sam 8:4

(NIV)
So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah.
(ESV)
Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah

1Sam 8:6

(NIV)
But when they said, ‘Give us a king to lead us,’ this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the  Lord.
(ESV)
But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the  Lord.

1Sam 8:7

(NIV)
And the  Lord told him: ‘Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.
(ESV)
And the  Lord said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.

1Sam 8:10

(NIV)
Samuel told all the words of the  Lord to the people who were asking him for a king.
(ESV)
So Samuel told all the words of the  Lord to the people who were asking for a king from him.

1Sam 8:19

(NIV)
But the people refused to listen to Samuel. ‘No!’ they said. ‘We want a king over us.
(ESV)
But the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel. And they said, “No! But there shall be a king over us,

1Sam 8:21

(NIV)
When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the  Lord.
(ESV)
And when Samuel had heard all the words of the people, he repeated them in the ears of the  Lord.

1Sam 8:22

(NIV)
The  Lord answered, ‘Listen to them and give them a king.’

Then Samuel said to the Israelites, ‘Everyone go back to your own town.’

(ESV)
And the  Lord said to Samuel, “Obey their voice and make them a king.” Samuel then said to the men of Israel, “Go every man to his city.”

1Sam 9:14

(NIV)
They went up to the town, and as they were entering it, there was Samuel, coming towards them on his way up to the high place.

(ESV)
So they went up to the city. As they were entering the city, they saw Samuel coming out toward them on his way up to the high place.

1Sam 9:15

(NIV)
Now the day before Saul came, the  Lord had revealed this to Samuel:
(ESV)
Now the day before Saul came the  Lord had revealed to Samuel:

1Sam 9:17

(NIV)
When Samuel caught sight of Saul, the  Lord said to him, ‘This is the man I spoke to you about; he will govern my people.’

(ESV)
When Samuel saw Saul, the  Lord told him, “Here is the man of whom I spoke to you! He it is who shall restrain my people.”

1Sam 9:18

(NIV)
Saul approached Samuel in the gateway and asked, ‘Would you please tell me where the seer’s house is?’

(ESV)
Then Saul approached Samuel in the gate and said, “Tell me where is the house of the seer?”

1Sam 9:19

(NIV)
‘I am the seer,’ Samuel replied. ‘Go up ahead of me to the high place, for today you are to eat with me, and in the morning I will send you on your way and will tell you all that is in your heart.
(ESV)
Samuel answered Saul, “I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for today you shall eat with me, and in the morning I will let you go and will tell you all that is on your mind.

1Sam 9:22

(NIV)
Then Samuel brought Saul and his servant into the hall and seated them at the head of those who were invited – about thirty in number.
(ESV)
Then Samuel took Saul and his young man and brought them into the hall and gave them a place at the head of those who had been invited, who were about thirty persons.

1Sam 9:23

(NIV)
Samuel said to the cook, ‘Bring the piece of meat I gave you, the one I told you to lay aside.’

(ESV)
And Samuel said to the cook, “Bring the portion I gave you, of which I said to you, ‘Put it aside.’”

1Sam 9:24

(NIV)
So the cook took up the thigh with what was on it and set it in front of Saul. Samuel said, ‘Here is what has been kept for you. Eat, because it was set aside for you for this occasion from the time I said, “I have invited guests.”’ And Saul dined with Samuel that day.

(ESV)
So the cook took up the leg and what was on it and set them before Saul. And Samuel said, “See, what was kept is set before you. Eat, because it was kept for you until the hour appointed, that you might eat with the guests.”

So Saul ate with Samuel that day.

1Sam 9:26

(NIV)
They rose about daybreak, and Samuel called to Saul on the roof, ‘Get ready, and I will send you on your way.’ When Saul got ready, he and Samuel went outside together.
(ESV)
Then at the break of dawn Samuel called to Saul on the roof, “Up, that I may send you on your way.” So Saul arose, and both he and Samuel went out into the street.

1Sam 9:27

(NIV)
As they were going down to the edge of the town, Samuel said to Saul, ‘Tell the servant to go on ahead of us’ – and the servant did so – ‘but you stay here for a while, so that I may give you a message from God.’

(ESV)
As they were going down to the outskirts of the city, Samuel said to Saul, “Tell the servant to pass on before us, and when he has passed on, stop here yourself for a while, that I may make known to you the word of God.”

1Sam 10:1

(NIV)
Then Samuel took a flask of olive oil and poured it on Saul’s head and kissed him, saying, ‘Has not the  Lord anointed you ruler over his inheritance?
(ESV)
Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head and kissed him and said, “Has not the  Lord anointed you to be prince over his people Israel? And you shall reign over the people of the  Lord and you will save them from the hand of their surrounding enemies. And this shall be the sign to you that the  Lord has anointed you to be prince over his heritage.

1Sam 10:9

(NIV)
As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul’s heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day.
(ESV)
When he turned his back to leave Samuel, God gave him another heart. And all these signs came to pass that day.

1Sam 10:14

(NIV)
Now Saul’s uncle asked him and his servant, ‘Where have you been?’

‘Looking for the donkeys,’ he said. ‘But when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.’

(ESV)
Saul’s uncle said to him and to his servant, “Where did you go?” And he said “To seek the donkeys. And when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.”

1Sam 10:15

(NIV)
Saul’s uncle said, ‘Tell me what Samuel said to you.’

(ESV)
And Saul’s uncle said, “Please tell me what Samuel said to you.”

1Sam 10:16

(NIV)
Saul replied, ‘He assured us that the donkeys had been found.’ But he did not tell his uncle what Samuel had said about the kingship.

(ESV)
And Saul said to his uncle, “He told us plainly that the donkeys had been found.” But about the matter of the kingdom, of which Samuel had spoken, he did not tell him anything.

1Sam 10:17

(NIV)
Samuel summoned the people of Israel to the  Lord at Mizpah
(ESV)
Now Samuel called the people together to the  Lord at Mizpah.

1Sam 10:20

(NIV)
When Samuel had made all Israel come forward by tribes, the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot.
(ESV)
Then Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot.

1Sam 10:24

(NIV)
Samuel said to all the people, ‘Do you see the man the  Lord has chosen? There is no one like him among all the people.’

Then the people shouted, ‘Long live the king!’

(ESV)
And Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him whom the  Lord has chosen? There is none like him among all the people.” And all the people shouted, “Long live the king!”

1Sam 10:25

(NIV)
Samuel explained to the people the rights and duties of kingship. He wrote them down on a scroll and deposited it before the  Lord. Then Samuel dismissed the people to go to their own homes.

(ESV)
Then Samuel told the people the rights and duties of the kingship, and he wrote them in a book and laid it up before the  Lord. Then Samuel sent all the people away, each one to his home.

1Sam 11:7

(NIV)
He took a pair of oxen, cut them into pieces, and sent the pieces by messengers throughout Israel, proclaiming, ‘This is what will be done to the oxen of anyone who does not follow Saul and Samuel.’ Then the terror of the  Lord fell on the people, and they came out together as one.
(ESV)
He took a yoke of oxen and cut them in pieces and sent them throughout all the territory of Israel by the hand of the messengers, saying, “Whoever does not come out after Saul and Samuel, so shall it be done to his oxen!” Then the dread of the  Lord fell upon the people, and they came out as one man.

1Sam 11:12

(NIV)
The people then said to Samuel, ‘Who was it that asked, “Shall Saul reign over us?” Turn these men over to us so that we may put them to death.’

(ESV)
Then the people said to Samuel, “Who is it that said, ‘Shall Saul reign over us?’ Bring the men, that we may put them to death.”

1Sam 11:14

(NIV)
Then Samuel said to the people, ‘Come, let us go to Gilgal and there renew the kingship.’
(ESV)
Then Samuel said to the people, “Come, let us go to Gilgal and there renew the kingdom.”
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