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And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he spoke them into the ears of Yahweh. Bible other translations

“he spoke them into the ears of Yahweh.” This is the figure of speech anthropopatheia, giving God human characteristics, and it brings God closer to humankind and in this case places emphasis on the closeness of the relationship between Samuel and Yahweh. The figure “ears of Yahweh” occurs only here, but James 5:4 is very similar.


Commentary for: 1 Samuel 8:21