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.
King James Bible
Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And the sin of the young men was very great before Jehovah, for men despised the offering of Jehovah.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:17 Abhorred - But we know the validity and efficacy of the sacraments does not depend on the goodness of those that administer them. It was therefore folly and sin in the people, to think the worse of God's institutions. But it was the much greater sin of the priests, that gave them occasion so to do.
LibraryA Private Enquiry
"What is the thing that the Lord hath said unto thee?"--1 Samuel 3:17. THE Lord would not speak directly to Eli, although he was the High Priest. In ordinary circumstances it would have been so; but Eli had grieved the Lord, and thus had lost his honorable standing. God had not cast him off; but he viewed him with such displeasure that he would only speak to him through another person: even as great kings, if they are offended with their courtiers, send them messages by other hands. The Lord sent, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891
Appendix xix. On Eternal Punishment, According to the Rabbis and the New Testament
Covenanting a Privilege of Believers.
1 Samuel 2:16
The man offering the sacrifice might reply, "Take as much as you want, but the fat must be burned first." Then the servant would demand, "No, give it to me now, or I'll take it by force."
1 Samuel 3:13
I have warned him that judgment is coming upon his family forever, because his sons are blaspheming God and he hasn't disciplined them.
"The words of a priest's lips should preserve knowledge of God, and people should go to him for instruction, for the priest is the messenger of the LORD of Heaven's Armies.
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