Hannah Gives Birth to Samuel 1 There was a man from Ramathaim Zophim, from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah. He was the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. 2 He had two wives; the name of the first was Hannah […]
In this book we have an account of Eli, and the wickedness of his sons; also of Samuel, his character and actions. Then of the advancement of Saul to be the king of Israel, and his ill behaviour, until his death made way for David’s succession to the throne, who was an eminent type of Christ. David’s patience, modesty, constancy, persecution by open enemies and feigned friends, are a pattern and example to the church, and to every member of it. Many things in this book encourage the faith, hope, and patience of the suffering believer. It contains also many useful cautions and awful warnings.
Hannah Exalts the Lord in Prayer 1 Hannah prayed,“My heart rejoices in the Lord;my horn is exalted high because of the Lord.I loudly denounce my enemies,for I am happy that you delivered me.2 No one is holy like the Lord!There is no one other than you!There is no rock like our God!3 Don’t keep speaking […]
The Call of Samuel 1 Now the boy Samuel continued serving the Lord under Eli’s supervision. Word from the Lord was rare in those days; revelatory visions were infrequent.2 Eli’s eyes had begun to fail, so that he was unable to see well. At that time he was lying down in his place, 3 and […]
1 Samuel revealed the word of the Lord to all Israel. The Ark of the Covenant is Lost to the Philistines Then the Israelites went out to fight the Philistines. They camped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines camped at Aphek. 2 The Philistines arranged their forces to fight Israel. As the battle spread out, Israel […]
The Ark Causes Trouble for the Philistines 1 Now the Philistines had captured the ark of God and brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. 2 The Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the temple of Dagon, where they positioned it beside Dagon. 3 When the residents of Ashdod got up early […]