1 Samuel 3:1-21
4 Then the Lord called,X “Samuel! Samuel!”
and he said, “Here I am!”Y 5 and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.”
But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.”Z So he wentAA and lay down.
7 Now Samuel did not yet knowEE the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealedFF to him. 8 The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.”
Then Eli perceivedGG that the Lord was calling the boy.
9 Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak,HH Lord, for your servantII is listening.’”JJ So Samuel went and lay down in his place.KK
10 Now the Lord came and stoodLL there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!”
And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
15 Samuel lay there until morning;FFF then he openedGGG the doorsHHH of the house of the Lord. Samuel was afraidIII to tell the visionJJJ to Eli. 16 But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.”
He said, “Here I am.”
17 Eli said, “What was itKKK that he toldLLL you? MMMDo not hideNNN it from me. May God do so to you and more also, if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.”
18 So Samuel told him everythingOOO and hid nothing from him. Then he said, “It is the Lord; let him do what seems goodPPP to him.”
Image credit: “Samuel Listens to God” by Amy & Carly of Fishnet Bible stories.