1 Puer autem Samuel ministrabat Domino coram Heli. Et sermo Domini erat pretiosus in diebus illis: non erat visio frequens.
2 Factum est ergo in die quadam, Heli iacebat in loco suo, et oculi eius caligaverant, nec poterat videre.
3 Lucerna Dei nondum exstincta erat, et Samuel dormiebat in templo Domini, ubi erat arca Dei.
4 Et vocavit Dominus Samuel, qui respondens ait: "Ecce ego".
5 Et cucurrit ad Heli et dixit: "Ecce ego; vocasti enim me". Qui dixit: "Non vocavi. Revertere; dormi!". Et abiit et dormivit.
6 Et Dominus rursum vocavit Samuel. Consurgensque Samuel abiit ad Heli et dixit: "Ecce ego, quia vocasti me". Qui respondit: "Non vocavi te, fili mi. Revertere et dormi!".
7 Porro Samuel necdum sciebat Dominum, neque revelatus fuerat ei sermo Domini.
8 Et Dominus rursum vocavit Samuel tertio, qui consurgens abiit ad Heli
9 et ait: "Ecce ego, quia vocasti me". Intellexit igitur Heli quia Dominus vocaret puerum, et ait ad Samuel: "Vade et dormi; et, si deinceps vocaverit te, dices: "Loquere, Domine, quia audit servus tuus" ". Abiit ergo Samuel et dormivit in loco suo.
10 Et venit Dominus et stetit et vocavit, sicut vocaverat prius: "Samuel, Samuel". Et ait Samuel: "Loquere, quia audit servus tuus".
11 Et dixit Dominus ad Samuel: "Ecce ego facio verbum in Israel, quod quicumque audierit, tinnient ambae aures eius.
12 In die illo suscitabo adversum Heli omnia, quae locutus sum super domum eius: incipiam et complebo.
13 Praedixi enim ei quod iudicaturus essem domum eius in aeternum propter iniquitatem, eo quod noverat filios suos contemnere Deum et non corripuit eos.
14 Idcirco iuravi domui Heli quod non expietur iniquitas domus eius victimis et muneribus usque in aeternum".
15 Dormivit autem Samuel usque mane aperuitque ostia domus Domini. Et Samuel timebat indicare visionem Heli.
16 Vocavit ergo Heli Samuelem et dixit: "Samuel, fili mi". Qui respondens ait: "Praesto sum".
17 Et interrogavit eum: "Quis est sermo, quem locutus est ad te? Oro te, ne celaveris me. Haec faciat tibi Deus et haec addat, si absconderis a me sermonem ex omnibus verbis, quae dicta sunt tibi".
18 Indicavit itaque ei Samuel universos sermones et non abscondit ab eo. Et ille respondit: "Dominus est! Quod bonum est in oculis suis, faciat".
19 Crevit autem Samuel, et Dominus erat cum eo, et non cecidit ex omnibus verbis eius in terram.
20 Et cognovit universus Israel a Dan usque Bersabee quod constitutus esset Samuel propheta Domini.
21 Et addidit Dominus ut appareret in Silo, quoniam revelatus fuerat Dominus Samueli in Silo iuxta verbum Domini. Et evenit sermo Samuelis universo Israeli.
King James Version
1 And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.
2 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;
3 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;
4 That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.
5 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.
6 And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.
7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.
8 And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.
9 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.
11 ¶ And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.
12 In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end.
13 For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.
14 And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.
15 ¶ And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.
16 Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.
17 And he said, What is the thing that the LORD hath said unto thee? I pray thee hide it not from me: God do so to thee, and more also, if thou hide any thing from me of all the things that he said unto thee.
18 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.
19 ¶ And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.
20 And all Israel from Dan even to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.
21 And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.