1 Samuel 2:17
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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.

New American Standard Bible
Thus the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD, for the men despised the offering of the LORD.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD, for men despised the present of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.

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

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

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.

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred 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.
Study Bible
The Sins of Eli's Sons
16If the man said to him, "They must surely burn the fat first, and then take as much as you desire," then he would say, "No, but you shall give it to me now; and if not, I will take it by force." 17Thus the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD, for the men despised the offering of the LORD. 18Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD, as a boy wearing a linen ephod.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:16
If the man said to him, "They must surely burn the fat first, and then take as much as you desire," then he would say, "No, but you shall give it to me now; and if not, I will take it by force."

1 Samuel 3:13
"For I have told him that I am about to judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knew, because his sons brought a curse on themselves and he did not rebuke them.

Malachi 2:7
"For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for 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: why it is said, Even as Nimrod …

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

2 Kings 21:6 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and …

Psalm 51:4 Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done this evil in your …

Isaiah 3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue …

abhorred

Malachi 2:8,13 But you are departed out of the way; you have caused many to stumble …

Matthew 18:7 Woe to the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses …

(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?

Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the Lord,.... That is, the sons of Eli; for they were the ringleaders who set these bad examples, which other priests followed, and therefore the sin is ascribed to them; and which was sadly aggravated by taking what was not their own, and by taking it in a forcible manner, and before the Lord had his part in the offering, and all this done in the tabernacle, in the presence of God; which plainly showed that they had not the fear of God before their eyes, nor any sense of his omniscience and omnipresence, any more than of his holiness and justice:

for men abhorred the offering of the Lord; it was irksome and disagreeable to them to bring their sacrifices, when they saw the law of God was not attended to, and the rules of sacrificing were not observed; such contempt of God, such abuse of sacrifices, such injury done to the sacrificers, and such covetousness and sensuality in the priests, that it even set the people against sacrifices, and made them loath them, and neglect to bring them. And this aggravated the sin of the young men, though the sacrificers were not excused hereby, 1 Samuel 2:24. 2:11-26 Samuel, being devoted to the Lord in a special manner, was from a child employed about the sanctuary in the services he was capable of. As he did this with a pious disposition of mind, it was called ministering unto the Lord. He received a blessing from the Lord. Those young people who serve God as well as they can, he will enable to improve, that they may serve him better. Eli shunned trouble and exertion. This led him to indulge his children, without using parental authority to restrain and correct them when young. He winked at the abuses in the service of the sanctuary till they became customs, and led to abominations; and his sons, who should have taught those that engaged in the service of the sanctuary what was good, solicited them to wickedness. Their offence was committed even in offering the sacrifices for sins, which typified the atonement of the Saviour! Sins against the remedy, the atonement itself, are most dangerous, they tread under foot the blood of the covenant. Eli's reproof was far too mild and gentle. In general, none are more abandoned than the degenerate children of godly persons, when they break through restraints.
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