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1 Samuel 3:18

    1 Samuel 3:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seems him good.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is Jehovah: let him do what seemeth him good.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Samuel gave him an account of everything, keeping nothing back. And he said, It is the Lord; let him do what seems good to him.

    Webster's Revision

    And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is Jehovah: let him do what seemeth him good.

    World English Bible

    Samuel told him every bit, and hid nothing from him. He said, "It is Yahweh. Let him do what seems good to him."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 3:18

    Every whit - Evening time.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Whit - A least bit.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 3:18

    Samuel told him every whit - Our word whit, or wid, comes from the Anglo-Saxon, which signifies person, thing, etc.; every whit is every thing. The Hebrew את כל הדברים et col haddebarim, "all these words."

    It is the Lord - He is Sovereign, and will do what he pleases; he is righteous, and will do nothing but what is just.

    Let him do what seemeth him good - There is much of a godly submission, as well as a deep sense of his own unworthiness, found in these words. He also had sinned, so as to be punished with temporal death; but surely there is no evidence that the displeasure of the Lord against him was extended to a future state.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 3:18

    It is the Lord ... - Compare the devout submission of Aaron Leviticus 10:3, and of Hezekiah 2 Kings 20:19. And, for the highest conceivable submission to the will of God, compare Luke 22:42.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 3:18

    3:18 It is the Lord - This severe sentence is from the sovereign Lord of the world, who hath an absolute right to dispose of me and all his creatures; who is in a special manner the ruler of the people of Israel, to whom it properly belongs to punish all mine offences; whose chastisement I therefore accept.