New International Version
The time is coming when I will cut short your strength and the strength of your priestly house, so that no one in it will reach old age,
King James Bible
Behold, the days come, that I will cut off thine arm, and the arm of thy father's house, that there shall not be an old man in thine house.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, days come, that I will cut off thine arm, and the arm of thy father's house, that there shall not be an old man in thy house.
World English Bible
Behold, the days come, that I will cut off your arm, and the arm of your father's house, that there shall not be an old man in your house.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, days are coming, and I have cut off thine arm, and the arm of the house of thy father, that an old man is not in thy house;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will cut off thine arm - I will destroy the strength, power, and influence of thy family.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I will cut That is, I will destroy the strength, power, influence, and authority of thee and thy family; of which the arm of man being the instrument, is used as the emblem.
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 …
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1 Samuel 4:11
The ark of God was captured, and Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, died.
1 Samuel 22:17
Then the king ordered the guards at his side: "Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because they too have sided with David. They knew he was fleeing, yet they did not tell me." But the king's officials were unwilling to raise a hand to strike the priests of the LORD.
1 Samuel 22:18
The king then ordered Doeg, "You turn and strike down the priests." So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck them down. That day he killed eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod.
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