The Lord calleth Samuel three times; he knows not God’s voice, but thinks it to be Eli who calls him; runs to him, who instructs him, 1-9. At the fourth call he answers, 10. God acquainteth Samuel with the destruction of Eli’s house, 11-14. Samuel in the morning discovers it to Eli, at his request: Eli’s submission, 15-18. All Israel acknowledgeth Samuel for a prophet, 19-21.