Then the Lord came and stood nearby, calling as he had previously done, “Samuel! Samuel!” Samuel replied, “Speak, for your servant is listening!”
However, Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son!” He replied, “Here I am.”
from the tribe of the Simeonites, Shemuel son of Ammihud;
The Lord called to Samuel, and he replied, “Here I am!”
Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel:
So Samuel took a nursing lamb 1 and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. Samuel cried out to the Lord on Israel’s behalf, and the Lord answered him.
But this request displeased Samuel, for 1 they said, “Give us a king to lead us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord.
The Lord said to Samuel, “Do as they say 1 and install a king over them.” Then Samuel said to the men of Israel, “Each of you go back to his own city.”
So Samuel called to the Lord, and the Lord made it thunder and rain that day. All the people were very afraid of both the Lord and Samuel.
He waited for seven days, the time period indicated by Samuel. 1 But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the army began to abandon Saul. 2
Samuel said, “Just as your sword left women childless, so your mother will be the most bereaved among women!” Then Samuel hacked Agag to pieces there in Gilgal before the Lord.
Jesse presented seven of his sons to Samuel. 1 But Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen any of these.”
So Samuel led 1 Israel all the days of his life.
So all the elders of Israel gathered together and approached Samuel at Ramah.
Then Samuel called the people together before the Lord at Mizpah.
When Samuel turned to leave, Saul 1 grabbed the edge of his robe and it tore.
So Samuel followed Saul back, and Saul worshiped the Lord.
The sons of Samuel: Joel the firstborn 1 and Abijah the second oldest.
Now the boy Samuel was growing up and finding favor both with the Lord and with people.
Samuel continued to grow, and the Lord was with him. None of his prophecies fell to the ground unfulfilled. 1