2 One night Eli, whose eyest were becoming so weak that he could barely see,u was lying down in his usual place. 3 The lampv of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the housew of the Lord, where the arkx of God was. 4 Then the Lord called Samuel.
Samuel answered, “Here I am.y” 5 And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”
But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down.
“My son,” Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.”
Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. 9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’ ” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10 The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!c”
Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
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