F I R S T S A M U E L
In this chapter we have, I. Hannah's song of
thanksgiving to God for his favour to her in giving her Samuel,
ver. 1-10. II. Their
return to their family, with Eli's blessing, ver. 11, 20. The increase of their family,
ver. 21. Samuel's growth
and improvement (ver. 11, 18,
21, 26), and the care Hannah took to clothe him,
ver. 19. III. The great
wickedness of Eli's sons, ver.
12-17, 22. IV. The over-mild reproof that Eli gave them
for it, ver. 23-25. V.
The justly dreadful message God sent him by a prophet, threatening
the ruin of his family for the wickedness of his sons, ver. 27-36.