No, helpless thing, I cannot harm thee now;
Depart in peace, thy little life is safe,
For I have scanned thy form with curious eye,
Noted the silver line that streaks thy back,
The azure and the orange that divide
Thy velvet sides; thee, houseless wanderer,
My garment has enfolded, and my arm
Felt the light pressure of thy hairy feet;
Thou hast curled round my finger; from its tip,
Precipitous descent! with stretched out neck,
Bending thy head in airy vacancy,
This way and that, inquiring, thou hast seemed
To ask protection; now, I cannot kill thee.
Yet I have sworn perdition to thy race,
And recent from the slaughter am I come
Of tribes and embryo nations: I have sought
With sharpened eye and persecuting zeal,
Where, folded in their silken webs they lay
Thriving and happy; swept them from the tree
And crushed whole families beneath my foot;
Or, sudden, poured on their devoted heads
The vials of destruction. – This I’ve done
Nor felt the touch of pity: but when thou, –
A single wretch, escaped the general doom,
Making me feel and clearly recognise
Thine individual existence, life,
And fellowship of sense with all that breathes, –
Present’st thyself before me, I relent,
And cannot hurt thy weakness. – So the storm
Of horrid war, o’erwhelming cities, fields,
And peaceful villages, rolls dreadful on:
The victor shouts triumphant; he enjoys
The roar of cannon and the clang of arms,
And urges, by no soft relentings stopped,
The work of death and carnage. Yet should one,
A single sufferer from the field escaped,
Panting and pale, and bleeding at his feet,
Lift his imploring eyes, – the hero weeps;
He is grown human, and capricious Pity,
Which would not stir for thousands, melts for one
With sympathy spontaneous: – ‘Tis not Virtue,
Yet ’tis the weakness of a virtuous mind.
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1-2 Now Samuel served the Lord by helping Eli
The priest, who was by that time almost blind.
Back then, God rarely spoke directly to
People, and he did not appear to them
In dreams much, but in one night, Eli was
Asleep in his own room, 3 and Samuel slept
Upon a mat beside the sacred chest
In the Lord’s house. They had not been asleep
For long 4 when God called Samuel’s
name. “Here I
Am!” Samuel answered. 5 Then he ran to Eli
And told him, “Here I am. What do you want?”
“I didn’t call you,” Eli said. “Go back
To bed.” So Samuel went back, 6 but again
The Lord called Samuel’s name and Samuel rose
And went to Eli. “Here I am,” he said.
“What do you want?” And Eli told him, “Son,
I didn’t call you. Now go back to sleep.”
7 Before this, God had never said a word
To Samuel, therefore Samuel did not know
The voice, 8 but when the Lord called out his name
The third time, Samuel went to Eli once
Again and said, “Here I am. What do you
Want?” Eli realized at last that it was
The Lord who had called Samuel, 9 so he said,
“Go back and lie down, and if someone speaks
To you again, reply, ‘I’m listening, Lord.
What do you want me to do?’” Once again
Samuel went back and lay down. 10 God then stood
By Samuel and called as he’d done before,
“Samuel! Samuel!” “I’m listening,” Samuel said.
“What do you want me to do?” 11 The Lord said:
Samuel, I’ll do a thing in Israel
That will shock everyone who hears of it!
12 I’ll punish Eli and his family, as
I promised. 13 He knew that his sons refused
To honor me and let them get away
With it, although I said that I would punish
His family evermore, 14 and I warned Eli
That offerings or sacrifices never
Could make things right! His family has done too
Many disgusting things. 15 Next morning, Samuel
Got up and opened doors to the Lord’s house.
He was afraid to pass to Eli what
The Lord had said. 16 But Eli told him, “Samuel,
My boy, come here!” “Here I am,” Samuel said,
And 17 Eli asked him, “What did God tell you?
Tell all to me. I pray that God will punish
You terribly if you don’t tell me all
He said!” 18 So Samuel told him everything.
Then Eli said, “He is the Lord, and he
Will do what’s right.” 19 As Samuel grew up, God
Helped him and made all Samuel said come true,
20 And from the northern town down to the town
Of Beersheba in the south, all people
Inside the land knew Samuel was God’s prophet.
21 God often showed himself at Shiloh’s way
To Samuel and he told him things to say.