King James Bible
with Catholic Commentary by George Leo Haydock

1 Samuel 1

Elkanah and his family. (1-8) Hannah’s prayer. (9-18) Samuel, Hannah presents him to the Lord. (19-28)

1 Samuel 2

Hannah’s song of thanksgiving. (1-10) The wickedness of Eli’s sons, Samuel’s ministry. (11-26) The prophecy against Eli’s family. (27-36)

1 Samuel 3

The word of the Lord first revealed to Samuel. (1-10) God tells Samuel the destruction of Eli’s house. (11-18) Samuel established to be a prophet. (19-21)

1 Samuel 4

The Israelites overcome by the Philistines. (1-9) The ark taken. (10,11) The death of Eli. (12-18) The birth of Ichabod. (19-22)

1 Samuel 5

Dagon is broken before the ark. (1-5) The Philistine smitten. (6-12)

1 Samuel 6

The Philistines consult how to send back the ark. (1-9) They bring it to Bethshemesh. (10-18) The people smitten for looking into the ark. (19-21)

1 Samuel 7

The ark removed to Kirjath-jearim. (1-4) The Israelites solemnly repent. (5,6) The Lord discomfits the Philistines. (7-12) They are subdued, Samuel judges Israel. (13-17)

1 Samuel 8

The evil government of Samuel’s sons. (1-3) The Israelites ask for a king. (4-9) The manner of a king. (10-22)

1 Samuel 9

Saul is brought to Samuel. (1-10) Samuel told concerning Saul. (11-17) Samuel’s treatment of Saul. (18-27)

1 Samuel 10

Samuel anoints Saul. (1-8) Saul prophesies. (9-16) Saul chosen king. (17-27)

1 Samuel 11

Jabesh-gilead delivered. (1-11) Saul confirmed in his kingdom. (12-15)

1 Samuel 12

Samuel testifies his integrity. (1-5) Samuel reproves the people. (6-15) Thunder sent in harvest time. (16-25)

1 Samuel 13

The invasion of the Philistines. (1-7) Saul sacrifices, He is reproved by Samuel. (8-14) The policy of the Philistines. (15-23)

1 Samuel 14

Jonathan smites the Philistines. (1-15) Their defeat. (16-23) Saul forbids the people to eat till evening. (24-35) Jonathan pointed out by lot. (36-46) Saul’s family. (47-52)

1 Samuel 15

Saul sent to destroy Amalek. (1-9) Saul excuses and commends himself. (10-23) Saul’s imperfect humiliation. (24-31) Agag put to death, Samuel and Saul part. (32-35)

1 Samuel 16

Samuel sent to Bethlehem to Jesse. (1-5) David is anointed. (6-13) Saul troubled with an evil spirit, is quieted by David. (14-23)

1 Samuel 17

Goliath’s challenge. (1-11) David comes to the camp. (12-30) David undertakes to fight Goliath. (31-39) and goes to meet him. (40-47) He kills Goliath. (48-58)

1 Samuel 18

Jonathan’s friendship for David. (1-5) Saul seeks to kill David. (6-11) Saul’s fear of David. (12-30)

1 Samuel 19

Jonathan reconciles his father to David, Saul again tries to slay him. (1-10) David flees to Samuel. (11-24)

1 Samuel 20

David consults Jonathan. (1-10) Jonathan’s covenant with David. (11-23) Saul, missing David, seeks to kill Jonathan. (24-34) Jonathan takes leave of David. (35-42)

1 Samuel 21

David with Ahimelech. (1-9) David at Gath feigns himself mad. (10-15)

1 Samuel 22

David at Adullam, Many resort to him. (1-5) Saul destroys the priests of Nob. (6-19) Abiathar escapes to David. (20-23)

1 Samuel 23

David rescues Keilah. (1-6) God warns him to escape from Keilah. (7-13) Jonathan comforts David. (14-18) He is rescued from Saul by an invasion of the Philistines. (19-29)

1 Samuel 24

David spares Saul’s life. (1-7) David shows his innocence. (8-15) Saul acknowledges his fault. (16-22)

1 Samuel 25

Death of Samuel. (1) David’s request; Nabal’s churlish refusal. (2-11) David’s intention to destroy Nabal. (12-17) Abigail takes a present to David. (18-31) He is pacified, Nabal dies. (32-39) David takes Abigail to wife. (39-44)

1 Samuel 26

Saul goes after David, who again spares Saul’s life. (1-12) David exhorts Saul. (13-20) Saul acknowledges his sin. (21-25)

1 Samuel 27

David retires to Gath. (1-7) David deceives Achish. (8-12)

1 Samuel 28

Achish puts confidence in David, Saul’s fear. (1-6) Saul consults a witch at Endor. (7-19) Saul’s terror. (20-25)

1 Samuel 29

David objected to by the Philistines. (1-5) He is dismissed by Achish. (6-11)

1 Samuel 30

Ziklag spoiled by the Amalekites. (1-6) David overtakes the Amalekites. (7-15) He recovers what had been lost. (16-20) David’s distribution of the spoil. (21-31)

1 Samuel 31

Saul’s defeat and death. (1-7) Saul’s body rescued by the men of Jabesh-gilead. (8-13)