Now Samuel was ministering before the Lord. The boy was dressed in a linen ephod.
and the lamp of God had not yet been extinguished. Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord as well; the ark of God was also there.
Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord; the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.
Moses and Aaron were among his priests; Samuel was one of those who prayed to him. 1 They 2 prayed to the Lord and he answered them.
So Samuel lay down until morning. Then he opened the doors of the Lord’s house. But Samuel was afraid to tell Eli about the vision.
When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said, 1 “Here is the man that I told you about! He will rule over my people.”
Now Samuel had died, and all Israel had lamented over him and had buried him in Ramah, his hometown. 1 In the meantime Saul had removed the mediums 2 and magicians 3 from the land.
All those selected to be gatekeepers at the entrances numbered 212. Their names were recorded in the genealogical records of their settlements. David and Samuel the prophet 1 had appointed them to their positions. 2
Then the Lord said to me, “Even if Moses and Samuel stood before me pleading for 1 these people, I would not feel pity for them! 2 Get them away from me! Tell them to go away! 3
They got up at dawn and Samuel called to Saul on the roof, “Get up, so I can send you on your way.” So Saul got up and the two of them – he and Samuel – went outside.
While they were going down to the edge of town, Samuel said to Saul, “Tell the servant to go on ahead of us.” So he did. 1 Samuel then said, 2 “You remain here awhile, so I can inform you of God’s message.”
Now David had run away and escaped. He went to Samuel in Ramah and told him everything that Saul had done to him. Then he and Samuel went and stayed at Naioth.
So Saul sent messengers to capture David. When they saw a company of prophets prophesying with Samuel standing there as their leader, the spirit of God came upon Saul’s messengers, and they also prophesied.
The sons of Tola: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Jibsam, 1 and Samuel. 2 They were leaders of their families. 3 In the time of David there were 22,600 warriors listed in Tola’s genealogical records. 4