The Lord Calls Samuel
3 cFor a long time Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest and without law,
9 We do not see our lsigns;
mthere is no longer any prophet,
and there is none among us who knows how long.
11 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord God,
“when wI will send a famine on the land—
not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,
xbut of hearing the words of the Lord.
12 xThey shall wander from sea to sea,
and from north to east;
they shall run to and fro, to seek the word of the Lord,
ybut they shall not find it.