New International Version
So he said to them, "Why do you do such things? I hear from all the people about these wicked deeds of yours.
King James Bible
And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil deeds from all this people.
World English Bible
He said to them, "Why do you do such things? for I hear of your evil dealings from all this people.
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith to them, 'Why do ye things like these? for I am hearing of your evil words from all the people -- these!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Why do ye such things! - Eli appears to have been a fondly affectionate, easy father, who wished his sons to do well, but did not bring them under proper discipline, and did not use his authority to restrain them. As judge, he had power to cast them immediately out of the vineyard, as wicked and unprofitable servants; this he did not, and his and their ruin was the consequence.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I hear, etc., or I hear evil words of you
LibraryThe Child Prophet
'And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision. 2. And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see; 8. And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep; 4. That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. 5. And he ran onto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Though the Fore-Mentioned Eternal Moral Obligations
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1 Samuel 2:22
Now Eli, who was very old, heard about everything his sons were doing to all Israel and how they slept with the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
1 Samuel 2:24
No, my sons; the report I hear spreading among the LORD's people is not good.
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