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Story 06: Samuel’s Birth and Childhood

1 Samuel 1:The Family of Elkanah

The Birth of Samuel
Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim Zophim, -- and his name was
Elkanah --. 2And he had two wives: the name of one was Hannah, and the
name of the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no
children. 3This man went up from his city yearly to worship and sacrifice to
the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. Also the two sons of Eli, Hophni and
Phinehas, the priests of the LORD, were there.

ْ ‫ن ِم‬
‫ن‬ َ ‫ َوَكا‬3 .‫عاِقرًا‬
َ ‫ت‬
ْ ‫حّنُة َفَكاَن‬
َ ‫لٌد؛ َأّما‬
َ ‫ن ِلَفِنّنَة َأْو‬
َ ‫ َوَكا‬.‫حّنُة َوَفِنّنُة‬
َ ‫ن ُهَما‬
ِ ‫ن اْمَرَأَتْي‬
ِ ‫ن ُمَتَزّوجًا ِم‬
َ ‫َوَكا‬
ِ ‫ب اْلَقِديِر ِفي‬
ّ ‫ح ِللّر‬
َ ‫جَد َوُيَقّدَم َذَباِئ‬
ُ‫س‬ْ ‫عٍام لَي‬
َ ‫ل‬
ّ ‫عاِئَلِتِه ِفي ُك‬
َ ‫ن َمِديَنِتِه َمَع‬
ْ ‫ب ِم‬
َ ‫ن َيْذَه‬
ْ ‫عاَدِة َأْلَقاَنَة َأ‬
ِ ‫ك اْلَوْق‬
َ ‫ب ِفي َذِل‬
ّ ‫عاِلي ُهَما َكاِهَنا الّر‬
َ ‫س اْبَنا‬
ُ ‫حا‬
َ ‫حْفِني َوِفيْن‬
ُ ‫ن‬
َ ‫َوَكا‬

And whenever the time came for Elkanah to make an offering, he would
give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and daughters. 5But to
Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, although the
LORD had closed her womb. 6And her rival also provoked her severely, to
make her miserable, because the LORD had closed her womb. 7So it was,
year by year, when she went up to the house of the LORD, that she
provoked her; therefore she wept and did not eat.

Hannah's Vow
-- 9
So Hannah arose after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh.
Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the tabernacle
of the LORD. 10And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD
and wept in anguish. 11Then she made a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts,
if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and
remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your
maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of
his life, and no razor shall come upon his head."
And it happened, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli
watched her mouth. 13Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved,
but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she was drunk. 14So Eli
said to her, "How long will you be drunk? Put your wine away from you!"
But Hannah answered and said, "No, my lord, I am a woman of sorrowful
spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor intoxicating drink, but have poured out
my soul before the LORD. 16Do not consider your maidservant a wicked
woman, for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief I have spoken
until now."
Then Eli answered and said, "Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant
your petition which you have asked of Him." 18And she said, "Let your
maidservant find favor in your sight." So the woman went her way and ate,
and her face was no longer sad.

Samuel Is Born and Dedicated

-- And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her.
So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore
a son, and called his name Samuel, -- 21Now the man Elkanah and all his
house went up to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice and his vow. 22But
Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, "Not until the child is
weaned; then I will take him, that he may appear before the LORD and
remain there forever."
So Elkanah her husband said to her, "Do what seems best to you; wait
until you have weaned him. Only let the LORD establish His word." Then
the woman stayed and nursed her son until she had weaned him.
Now when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three
bulls, one ephah of flour, and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house
of the LORD in Shiloh. –

Samuel's Childhood Ministry

2: 18 But Samuel ministered before the LORD, even as a child, wearing a
linen ephod. 19Moreover his mother used to make him a little robe, and
bring it to him year by year when she came up with her husband to offer
the yearly sacrifice. 20And Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, and say,
"The LORD give you descendants from this woman for the loan that was
given to the LORD." Then they would go to their own home.
And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived and bore three sons
and two daughters. Meanwhile the child Samuel grew before the LORD.

Prophecy Against Eli's Household

Now Eli was very old; and he heard everything his sons did to all Israel,
and how they lay with the women who assembled at the door of the
tabernacle of meeting. 23So he said to them, "Why do you do such things?
For I hear of your evil dealings from all the people. 24No, my sons! For it is
not a good report that I hear. You make the LORD's people transgress. 25If
one man sins against another, God will judge him. But if a man sins against
the LORD, who will intercede for him?" Nevertheless they did not heed the
voice of their father, because the LORD desired to kill them.
And the child Samuel grew in stature, and in favor both with the LORD
and men.
Then a man of God came to Eli and said to him, “-- 29Why do you kick at
My sacrifice and My offering which I have commanded in My dwelling
place, and honor your sons more than Me, to make yourselves fat with the
best of all the offerings of Israel My people?' 30Therefore the LORD God of
Israel says: "I said indeed that your house and the house of your father
would walk before Me forever.' But now the LORD says: "Far be it from
Me; for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me shall
be lightly esteemed. 31Behold, the days are coming that I will cut off your
arm and the arm of your father's house, so that there will not be an old man
in your house. --
But any of your men whom I do not cut off from My altar shall consume
your eyes and grieve your heart. And all the descendants of your house
shall die in the flower of their age. 34Now this shall be a sign to you that
will come upon your two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas: in one day they
shall die, both of them. 35Then I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest
who shall do according to what is in My heart and in My mind. I will build
him a sure house, and he shall walk before My anointed forever. 36And it
shall come to pass that everyone who is left in your house will come and
bow down to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread, --.""'

‫ فهو يبدأ بعالي الكاهن رئيس الكهنة‬.‫ مع نهايات مفجعة‬،‫سفر صموئيل الول سفر البدايات الرائعة‬
‫ ففي‬،‫ قد بدأ حياته في شركة وطيدة بال‬،‫ باعتباره قائدًا دينيًا‬،‫ ولبد أن عالي‬.‫في عصر القضاة‬
‫ ولكن‬.(3 ،1 ‫صم‬1) ‫ أدرك بوضوح مقاصد ال ودعوته‬،‫حديثه مع حنة وفي تدريبه لبنها صموئيل‬
‫صم‬1) ‫ ووقع تابوت العهد المقدس في أيدي العدو‬،‫حياته انتهت بالعار ووقع ولداه تحت دينونة ال‬
‫ وكان موت عالي نقطة انهيار نفوذ الكهنوت وبروز دور النبياء في إسرائيل‬.(4.
،‫ لقد كان رجل صلة‬.‫ فأصبح أحد عظماء أنبياء إسرائيل‬،‫لقد كرست حنة ابنها صموئيل لخدمة ال‬
‫ ولكن حتى صموئيل لم‬.‫ ومسح أول ملكين في إسرائيل‬،‫ وبدأ مدرسة النبياء‬،‫أنهى خدمة القضاة‬
‫ ابتعد ابنا صموئيل عن ال وأخذا رشوة‬،‫ فكما حدث في عائلة عالي‬،‫يكن محصنًا ضد المشاكل‬
5 :8) "‫ وطلبوا ملكًا "كبقية الشعوب‬،‫ فرفض الشعب قيادة القضاة والكهنة‬،‫وعوجا القضاء‬

1 Samuel 3: Samuel's First Prophecy

Samuel Warns Eli
Now the boy Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. And the word of
the LORD was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation. 2And
it came to pass at that time, while Eli was lying down in his place, and
when his eyes had begun to grow so dim that he could not see, 3and before
the lamp of God went out in the tabernacle of the LORD where the ark of
God was, and while Samuel was lying down, 4that the LORD called
Samuel. And he answered, "Here I am!" 5So he ran to Eli and said, "Here I
am, for you called me."
And he said, "I did not call; lie down again." And he went and lay down.
Then the LORD called yet again, "Samuel!"
So Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me."
He answered, "I did not call, my son; lie down again." 7(Now Samuel did
not yet know the LORD, nor was the word of the LORD yet revealed to
And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. So he arose and went
to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you did call me."
Then Eli perceived that the LORD had called the boy. 9Therefore Eli said to
Samuel, "Go, lie down; and it shall be, if He calls you, that you must say,
"Speak, LORD, for Your servant hears."' So Samuel went and lay down in
his place.
Now the LORD came and stood and called as at other times, "Samuel!
Samuel!" And Samuel answered, "Speak, for Your servant hears."
،‫ل‬ُ ‫موِئي‬ُ ‫ص‬
َ » :‫ل‬ ِ َ‫ت الو‬ ِ ‫مّرا‬َ ْ ‫كال‬
َ ‫عا‬َ َ ‫ف وَد‬َ َ‫ب وَوَق‬
ّ ‫جاَء الّر‬َ َ‫ف‬
ِ ‫سا‬َ ‫ك‬ ّ َ‫م ل‬
َ َ ‫ن ع َب ْد‬ ْ ّ ‫ »ت َك َل‬:‫ل‬ُ ‫موِئي‬ُ ‫ص‬َ ‫ل‬ َ ‫ فََقا‬.«‫ل‬ُ ‫موِئي‬
ُ ‫ص‬
َ ».
Then the LORD said to Samuel: "Behold, I will do something in Israel at
which both ears of everyone who hears it will tingle. 12In that day I will
perform against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from
beginning to end. 13For I have told him that I will judge his house forever
for the iniquity which he knows, because his sons made themselves vile,
and he did not restrain them. 14And therefore I have sworn to the house of
Eli that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or
offering forever."
by Matthew Henry,
1 Samuel 3: 11-18

What a great deal of guilt and corruption is there in us, concerning which we
may say, It is the iniquity which our own heart knoweth; we are conscious to
ourselves of it! Those who do not restrain the sins of others, when it is in their
power to do it, make themselves partakers of the guilt, and will be charged as
joining in it. In his remarkable answer to this awful sentence, Eli acknowledged
that the Lord had a right to do as he saw good, being assured that he would do
nothing wrong. The meekness, patience, and humility contained in those words,
show that he was truly repentant; he accepted the punishment of his sin.

So Samuel lay down until morning, and opened the doors of the house of
the LORD. And Samuel was afraid to tell Eli the vision. 16Then Eli called
Samuel and said, "Samuel, my son!"
He answered, "Here I am."
And he said, "What is the word that the LORD spoke to you? Please do
not hide it from me. God do so to you, and more also, if you hide anything
‫‪from me of all the things that He said to you." 18Then Samuel told him‬‬
‫‪everything, and hid nothing from him. And he said, "It is the LORD. Let‬‬
‫"‪Him do what seems good to Him.‬‬
‫‪So Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him and let none of his words‬‬
‫‪fall to the ground. 20And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel‬‬
‫‪had been established as a prophet of the LORD. 21Then the LORD appeared‬‬
‫‪again in Shiloh. For the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by‬‬
‫‪the word of the LORD.‬‬

‫كثيرًا ما نتساءل عن طفولة الناس العظام‪ ،‬فليس لدينا سوى القليل من المعلومات عن السنوات‬
‫المبكرة للناس المذكورين في الكتاب المقدس‪ .‬ولكن صموئيل استثناء جميل‪ ،‬فقد جاء نتيجة لصلة‬
‫حنة من أجل ابن )واسم "صموئيل" معناه في العبرية ‪" :‬الذي طلب من ال"(‪ .‬وقد صاغ ال‬
‫صموئيل منذ البداية‪ .‬وقد ُدعي صموئيل‪ ،‬مثل موسى‪ ،‬للقيام بالكثير من مختلف الدوار‪ :‬فكان‬
‫قاضيًا وكاهنًا ونبيًا ومشيرًا ورجل ال في نقطة فاصلة في تاريخ شعب إسرائيل‪ .‬وقد عمل ال من‬
‫‪.‬خلل صموئيل لن صموئيل كان مستعدًا أن يكون شيئًا واحدًا ‪ :‬خادم ال فقط‬
‫وقد أثبت صموئيل أن من يجدهم ال أمناء في المور الصغيرة‪ ،‬يعهد إليهم بأمور أعظم‪ .‬وقد نشأ‬
‫صموئيل مساعدًا لرئيس الكهنة )عالي( في خيمة الشهادة‪ ،‬وقام بكل ما استطاع أن يقوم به‪ ،‬إلى أن‬
‫‪.‬وجههه ال إلى مسئوليات أخرى‪ ،‬واستطاع ال أن يستخدم صموئيل لنه كان مكرسًا تمامًا له‬
‫وقد تقدم صموئيل لنه كان يستمع لتوجيهات ال‪ .‬وكثيرًا ما نطلب من ال أن يسيطر على حياتنا‬
‫دون أن نتخلى عن الهداف التي نسعى إليها‪ .‬نطلب من ال أن يعيننا على الذهاب حيث نريد‪ .‬وأول‬
‫خطوة لتصويب هذه النزعة‪ ،‬هي أن نعطيه هو السيطرة على حياتنا والغاية منها‪ .‬والخطوة الثانية‬
‫ل أن ال يريده منا‪ .‬والخطوة الثالثة هي أن نستمع لتوجيه آخر من كلمته‬ ‫أن نطيع كل ما نعرف فع ً‬
‫‪.‬التي هي خطته لحياتنا‬

‫‪Van Dyke - Arabic‬‬

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‫‪Arabic explanation from : Copyright © Life Application Bible 2006‬‬
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