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1 Samuel 3:15

    1 Samuel 3:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to show Eli the vision.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of Jehovah. And Samuel feared to show Eli the vision.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Samuel kept where he was, not moving till the time came for opening the doors of the house of God in the morning. And fear kept him from giving Eli an account of his vision.

    Webster's Revision

    And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of Jehovah. And Samuel feared to show Eli the vision.

    World English Bible

    Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of Yahweh. Samuel feared to show Eli the vision.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 3:15

    Samuel feared to show Eli - He reverenced him as a father, and he feared to distress him by showing what the Lord had purposed to do. It does not appear that God had commanded Samuel to deliver this message: he, therefore, did not attempt it till adjured by Eli, 1 Samuel 3:17.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 3:15

    Opened the doors - We learn thus incidentally the nature of some of Samuel's duties. This duty was quite Levitical in its character. In the interval between Josh and David, when the tabernacle was stationary for the most part, it may have lost something of its "tent" character, and among other changes have had doors instead of the hanging.

    Samuel feared to show Eli the vision - Here was Samuel's first experience of the prophet's cross: the having unwelcome truth to divulge to those he loved, honored, and feared. Compare the case of Jeremiah Jer 15:10; Jeremiah 17:15-18; Jeremiah 20:7-18.