SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:17 Y dijo: Â¿Qué es la palabra que te habló el SEÑOR ? Te ruego que no me la encubras. Así te haga Dios y así te añada, si me encubrieres palabra de todo lo que habló contigo.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 3:17 Verse 17. God do so to thee, and more also] This was a very solemn adjuration: he suspected that God had threatened severe judgments, for he knew that his house was very criminal; and he wished to know what God had spoken. The words imply thus much: If thou do not tell me fully what God has threatened, may the same and greater curses fall on thyself.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 17. And he said, what is the thing that the [Lord] hath said unto thee ? etc.] The word “Lord” is not in the text, but it is “that it hath said”; the voice that had so often called him in the night, and which yet Eli knew was the voice of the Lord; and as it was, he was sensible there was something of importance said, and he had great reason to believe it respected him and his family; and the rather he might conclude this, by what the man of God had lately said to him, whose words perhaps he had too much slighted, questioning his authority; and therefore the Lord took this way and method to assure him that what was said came from him; for hereby Eli was fully convinced that this voice Samuel heard was of the Lord, and so what was said must be from him, and this he was impatient to know: I pray thee, hide it not from me ; and he not only beseeched and entreated him, but adjured him, as in the next clause: God do so to thee, and more also, if thou hide anything from me of all the things that said unto thee ; it is the form of an oath or curse, wishing that God would do some great evil to him, and more than he chose to express, if he concealed anything from him that had been told him. So Kimchi and Abarbinel take it to be an oath; and Josephus, and Procopius Gazaeus on the place say, that Eli obliged Samuel by oaths and curses to declare what had been said to him.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 11-18 - What a great deal of guilt and corruption is there in us, concernin which we may say, It is the iniquity which our own heart knoweth; we are conscious to ourselves of it! Those who do not restrain the sins of others, when it is in their power to do it, make themselves partaker of the guilt, and will be charged as joining in it. In his remarkabl answer to this awful sentence, Eli acknowledged that the Lord had right to do as he saw good, being assured that he would do nothin wrong. The meekness, patience, and humility contained in those words show that he was truly repentant; he accepted the punishment of his sin.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 מה 4100 הדבר 1697 אשׁר 834 דבר 1696 אליך 413 אל 408 נא 4994 תכחד 3582 ממני 4480 כה 3541 יעשׂה 6213 לך אלהים 430 וכה 3541 יוסיף 3254 אם 518 תכחד 3582 ממני 4480 דבר 1697 מכל 3605 הדבר 1697 אשׁר 834 דבר 1696 אליך׃ 413