1 Samuel 2:17
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.

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.

New American Bible
Thus the young men sinned grievously in the presence of the LORD, treating the offerings to the LORD with disdain.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

before

Genesis 6:11 And the earth was corrupted before God, and was filled with iniquity.

Genesis 10:9 And he was a stout hunter before the Lord. Hence came a proverb: Even as Nemrod the stout hunter before the Lord.

Genesis 13:13 And the men of Sodom were very wicked, and sinners before the face of the Lord beyond measure.

2 Kings 21:6 And he made his son pass through fire: and he used divinations, and observed omens, and appointed pythons, and multiplied soothsayers, to do evil before the Lord, and to provoke him.

Psalm 51:4 To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee: that thou mayst be justified in thy words, and mayst overcome when thou art judged.

Isaiah 3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Juda is fallen: because their tongue, and their devices are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his majesty.

abhorred

Malachi 2:8,13 But you have departed out of the way, and have caused many to stumble at the law: you have made void the covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts. . . .

Matthew 18:7 Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh.

Context
Eli's Wicked Sons
16And he that sacrificed said to him: Let the fat first be burnt to day, according to the custom, and then take to thee as much as thy soul desireth. But he answered, and said to him: Not so: but thou shalt give it me now, or else I will take it by force. 17Wherefore the sin of the young men was exceeding great before the Lord: because they withdrew men from the sacrifice of the Lord.18But Samuel ministered before the face of the Lord: being a child girded with a linen ephod.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:16
And he that sacrificed said to him: Let the fat first be burnt to day, according to the custom, and then take to thee as much as thy soul desireth. But he answered, and said to him: Not so: but thou shalt give it me now, or else I will take it by force.

1 Samuel 3:13
For I have foretold unto him, that I will judge his house for ever, for iniquity, because he knew that his sons did wickedly, and did not chastise them.

Malachi 2:7
For the lips of the priests shall keep knowledge, and they shall seek the law at his mouth: because he is the angel of the Lord of hosts.

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

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

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

And the sin of the young men was very great before Jehovah, for men despised the offering of Jehovah.

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

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

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

And the sin of the young men is very great in the presence of Jehovah, for the men have despised the offering of Jehovah.
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