Biblical Commentary

  • 1 Samuel 1:4-20

    Hannah vowed a vow, "Yahweh, if you will look on the affliction of your handmaid, and remember me, but will give to your handmaid a son, then I will give him to Yahweh all the days of his life, and no razor shall come on his head."

  • 1 Samuel 2:1-10

    Hannah said: "My heart exults in Yahweh! My horn is exalted in Yahweh. My mouth is enlarged over my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. There is no one as holy as Yahweh, nor is there any rock like our God.

  • 1 Samuel 2:18-28

    Now Eli was very old; and he heard that his sons lay with the women at the door of the Tent of Meeting. Eli said, "Why do you do such things? for I hear of your evil dealings." But they didn't listen to the voice of their father, because Yahweh intended to kill them.

  • 1 Samuel 3:1-21

    Yahweh came, and stood, and called as at other times, "Samuel! Samuel!" Samuel said, "Speak; for your servant hears." Samuel told Eli every bit, and hid nothing from him.

  • 1 Samuel 8:4-22; 11:14-15

    Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel to Ramah. They said, "Behold, you are old, and your sons don't walk in your ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations."

  • 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13

    Yahweh said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite; for I have provided a king for myself among his sons.”

  • 1 Samuel 16:1-13

    Jesse brought David. Yahweh said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is he.” Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brothers: and the Spirit of Yahweh came mightily on David from that day forward.

  • 1 Samuel 17:1-58

    David said, "Yahweh who delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine." Saul said to David, "Go; and Yahweh shall be with you."