And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was established as a prophet of Yahweh. Bible other translations

“established.” The fact that Samuel’s words came to pass showed that he was established as a prophet. Interestingly, the word “established” can also mean “trustworthy,” and although that is likely not the primary meaning here, the fact that Samuel was trustworthy when the rest of the priests were not certainly set Samuel apart.

Commentary for: 1 Samuel 3:20