1 Samuel 2:17
New International Version
This sin of the young men was very great in the LORD's sight, for they were treating the LORD's offering with contempt.

New Living Translation
So the sin of these young men was very serious in the LORD’s sight, for they treated the LORD’s offerings with contempt.

English Standard Version
Thus the sin of the young men was very great in the sight of the LORD, for the men treated the offering of the LORD with contempt.

Berean Study Bible
Thus the sin of these young men was severe in the sight of the LORD, for they were treating the LORD’s offering with contempt.

King James Bible
Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.

New King James Version
Therefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD, for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
And so the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD, for the men treated the offering of the LORD disrespectfully.

NASB 1995
Thus the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD, for the men despised the offering of the LORD.

NASB 1977
Thus the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD, for the men despised the offering of the LORD.

Amplified Bible
So the sin of the [two] young men [Hophni and Phinehas] was very great before the LORD, for the men treated the offering of the LORD disrespectfully.

Christian Standard Bible
So the servants’ sin was very severe in the presence of the LORD, because the men treated the LORD’s offering with contempt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the servants' sin was very severe in the presence of the LORD, because they treated the LORD's offering with contempt.

American Standard Version
And the sin of the young men was very great before Jehovah; for the men despised the offering of Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the sin of the boys was very great before LORD JEHOVAH, because they angered the men before LORD JEHOVAH

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So the sin of the young men was very great before the Lord, for they set at nought the offering of the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Eli's sons did not show any respect for the sacrifices that the people offered. This was a terrible sin, and it made the LORD very angry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore the sin of the young men was exceeding great before the Lord: because they withdrew men from the sacrifice of the Lord.

English Revised Version
And the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.

Good News Translation
This sin of the sons of Eli was extremely serious in the LORD's sight, because they treated the offerings to the LORD with such disrespect.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sin of Eli's sons was a serious matter to the LORD, because these men were treating the offerings made to the LORD with contempt.

International Standard Version
By doing this, the sin of the young men was very serious in the LORD's sight because the men despised the LORD's offering.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD; for the men dealt contemptuously with the offering of the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
And the sin of the young men is very great [in] the presence of YHWH, for the men have despised the offering of YHWH.

NET Bible
The sin of these young men was very great in the LORD's sight, for they treated the LORD's offering with contempt.

New Heart English Bible
The sin of the young men was very great before the LORD; for they despised the offering of the LORD.

World English Bible
The sin of the young men was very great before Yahweh; for the men despised the offering of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sin of the young men is very great in the presence of Jehovah, for the men have despised the offering of Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eli's Wicked Sons
16And if any man said to him, “The fat must be burned first; then you may take whatever you want,” the servant would reply, “No, you must give it to me right now. If you refuse, I will take it by force!” 17Thus the sin of these young men was severe in the sight of the LORD, for they were treating the LORD’s offering with contempt. 18Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD—a boy wearing a linen ephod.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:16
And if any man said to him, "The fat must be burned first; then you may take whatever you want," the servant would reply, "No, you must give it to me right now. If you refuse, I will take it by force!"

1 Samuel 3:13
I told him that I would judge his house forever for the iniquity of which he knows, because his sons blasphemed God and he did not restrain them.

Malachi 2:7
For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, because he is the messenger of the LORD of Hosts.


Treasury of Scripture

Why the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.

before

Genesis 6:11
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Genesis 10:9
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

Genesis 13:13
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

abhorred

Malachi 2:8,13
But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts…

Matthew 18:7
Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!









(17) The sin of the young men was very great.--Grave peccatum sacerdotum ob scandalurn datum laicis ("the sin of the priests was a great one, because it put a stumbling-block in the way of the people").--A. Lapide, quoted by Wordsworth. Religion was being brought into general disrepute through the conduct of its leading ministers; was it likely that piety, justice, and purity would be honoured and loved in the land of Israel when the whole ritual of the sacrifices was openly scoffed at in the great sanctuary of the people by the chief priests of their faith?



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Thus the sin
חַטַּ֧את (ḥaṭ·ṭaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender

of these young men
הַנְּעָרִ֛ים (han·nə·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

was
וַתְּהִ֨י (wat·tə·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

severe
גְּדוֹלָ֥ה (gə·ḏō·w·lāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

in the sight
פְּנֵ֣י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

for
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they
הָֽאֲנָשִׁ֔ים (hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 582: Man, mankind

{were treating} the LORD’s
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

offering
מִנְחַ֥ת (min·ḥaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4503: A donation, tribute, a sacrificial offering

with contempt.
נִֽאֲצוּ֙ (ni·’ă·ṣū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5006: To spurn, treat with contempt


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