3:1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. The
word of the LORD was rare in those days; visions were not
At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he
could not see, was lying down in his room;
the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in
the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was.
Then the LORD called, "Samuel! Samuel!" and he said,
"Here I am!"
and ran to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called
me." But he said, "I did not call; lie down again."
So he went and lay down.
The LORD called again, "Samuel!" Samuel got up and went
to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But he
said, "I did not call, my son; lie down again."
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, and the word of the LORD had
not yet been revealed to him.
The LORD called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went
to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." Then
Eli perceived that the LORD was calling the boy.
Therefore Eli said to Samuel, "Go, lie down; and if he calls
you, you shall say, 'Speak, LORD, for your servant is
listening.'" So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
Now the LORD came and stood there, calling as before,
"Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel said, "Speak, for your
servant is listening."
139:1 O LORD, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my
thoughts from far away.
You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with
all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue, O LORD, you know it
You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I
cannot attain it.
For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in
my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful
are your works; that I know very well.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written
all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet
How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of
6:12 "All things
are lawful for me," but not all things are beneficial.
"All things are lawful for me," but I will not be
dominated by anything.
"Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for
food," and God will destroy both one and the other. The body
is meant not for fornication but for the Lord, and the Lord for
And God raised the Lord and will also raise us by his power.
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Should I
therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a
Do you not know that whoever is united to a prostitute becomes one
body with her? For it is said, "The two shall be one
But anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.
Shun fornication! Every sin that a person commits is outside the
body; but the fornicator sins against the body itself.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit
within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your
For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your
1:43 The next day Jesus
decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him,
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him
about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son
of Joseph from Nazareth."
Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of
Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."
When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him,
"Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!"
Nathanael asked him, "Where did you get to know me?"
Jesus answered, "I saw you under the fig tree before Philip
Nathanael replied, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are
the King of Israel!"
Jesus answered, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw
you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than
And he said to him, "Very truly, I tell you, you will see
heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon
the Son of Man."