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1 Samuel 3:3

    1 Samuel 3:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and the lamp of God was not yet gone out, and Samuel was laid down to sleep , in the temple of Jehovah, where the ark of God was;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the light of God was still burning, while Samuel was sleeping in the Temple of the Lord where the ark of God was,

    Webster's Revision

    and the lamp of God was not yet gone out, and Samuel was laid down to sleep , in the temple of Jehovah, where the ark of God was;

    World English Bible

    and the lamp of God hadn't yet gone out, and Samuel had laid down [to sleep], in the temple of Yahweh, where the ark of God was;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and the lamp of God was not yet gone out, and Samuel was laid down to sleep, in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was;

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 3:3

    Ark - Box; chest.
    Ere - Uprightness.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 3:3

    Ere the lamp of God went out - Before sunrise; for it is likely that the lamps were extinguished before the rising of the sun. See Exodus 27:21; Leviticus 24:3.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 3:3

    3:3 Went out - Before the lights of the golden candlestick were put out in the morning.