1 Samuel 3:1

And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was rare in those days; there was no open vision.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Before. Chaldean, "in the days of Heli. "The young Levite slept in an adjoining chamber, to wait on the high priest, not far from the sanctuary. Precious; that is, rare: (Challoner) as such things are generally more esteemed, (Haydock) which are granted to few. (Worthington) Some prophets had appeared under the former judges: but they were not so common as they were from the days of Samuel, till a little after the captivity. St. Peter ranks Samuel in the first place, Acts iii. 24. (Calmet) Vision. No prophet was publicly recognized, to whom the people might have recourse. (Menochius)

Richard Challoner

AD 1781
Precious: That is, rare.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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