1 Samuel 1

1 There was a certain man from Ramah of Zophim, on Mount Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. 2 And he had two wives: the name of one was Hannah, and the name of the second was […]

1 Samuel 2

1 “My heart exults in the Lord, and my horn is exalted in my God. My mouth is enlarged over my enemies. For I have rejoiced in your salvation. 2 Nothing is holy as the Lord is holy. For there is no other beside you. And nothing is strong as our God is strong. 3 […]

1 Samuel 4

1 And it happened that, in those days, the Philistines assembled to fight. And Israel went out to meet the Philistines in battle, and he made camp beside the Stone of Assistance. But the Philistines went to Aphek, 2 and they positioned their troops against Israel. Then, when the conflict began, Israel turned his back […]

1 Samuel 6

1 Now the ark of the Lord was in the region of the Philistines for seven months. 2 And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying: “What shall we do with the ark of the Lord? Reveal to us in what manner we should send it back to its place.” And they […]

1 Samuel 8

1 And it happened that, when Samuel had become old, he appointed his sons as judges over Israel. 2 Now the name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of the second was Abijah: judges at Beersheba. 3 But his sons did not walk in his ways. Instead, they turned aside, pursuing avarice. […]

1 Samuel 9

1 Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Becorath, the son of Aphiah, the son of a man of Benjamin, strong and robust. 2 And he had a son called Saul, an elect and good man. And there was not […]