1 Samuel 2:23
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.

New Living Translation
Eli said to them, “I have been hearing reports from all the people about the wicked things you are doing. Why do you keep sinning?

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “Why do you do such things? For I hear of your evil dealings from all these people.

Berean Study Bible
“Why are you doing these things?” Eli said to his sons. “I hear about your wicked deeds from all these people.

New American Standard Bible
He said to them, "Why do you do such things, the evil things that I hear from all these people?

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.

Christian Standard Bible
He said to them, "Why are you doing these things? I have heard about your evil actions from all these people.

Good News Translation
So he said to them, "Why are you doing these things? Everybody tells me about the evil you are doing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to them, "Why are you doing these things? I have heard about your evil actions from all these people.

International Standard Version
"Why are you doing these things that I'm hearing about?" he asked his sons, "These reports about your evil deeds are coming from all these people!

NET Bible
He said to them, "Why do you behave in this way? For I hear about these evil things from all these people.

New Heart English Bible
And he said to them, "Why do you do such things as these that I hear being said of you from the mouth of the people of the LORD?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he asked them, "Why are you doing such things? I hear about your wicked ways from all these people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto them: 'Why do ye such things? for I hear evil reports concerning you from all this people.

New American Standard 1977
And he said to them, “Why do you do such things, the evil things that I hear from all these people?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto them, Why do ye do such things? For I hear from all the people of your evil dealings.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto them, Why do you such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all these people.

American King James Version
And he said to them, Why do you such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings from all this people.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to them, Why do ye according to this thing, which I hear from the mouth of all the people of the Lord?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: Why do ye these kinds of things, which I hear, very wicked things, from all the 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.

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings from all this people.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by 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!
Study Bible
Eli's Wicked Sons
22Now Eli was very old, and he heard about everything his sons were doing to all Israel and how they were sleeping with the women who served at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. 23“Why are you doing these things?” Eli said to his sons. “I hear about your wicked deeds from all these people. 24No, my sons; it is not a good report I hear circulating among the LORD’s people.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:22
Now Eli was very old, and he heard about everything his sons were doing to all Israel and how they were sleeping with the women who served at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.

1 Samuel 2:24
No, my sons; it is not a good report I hear circulating among the LORD's people.

Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, Why do you such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.

Why

1 Kings 1:6
And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also was a very goodly man; and his mother bare him after Absalom.

Acts 9:4
And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

Acts 14:15
And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:

I hear, etc.

Isaiah 3:9
The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

Jeremiah 3:3
Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.

Jeremiah 8:12
Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.







Lexicon
“Why
לָ֥מָּה (lām·māh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

are you doing
תַעֲשׂ֖וּן (ṯa·‘ă·śūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

these
הָאֵ֑לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

things?”
כַּדְּבָרִ֣ים (kad·də·ḇā·rîm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

[Eli] said to [his sons].
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“I
אָנֹכִ֤י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

hear
שֹׁמֵ֙עַ֙ (šō·mê·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

about
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

your wicked
רָעִ֔ים (rā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

deeds
דִּבְרֵיכֶ֣ם (diḇ·rê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

from
מֵאֵ֖ת (mê·’êṯ)
Preposition-m | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

these
אֵֽלֶּה׃ (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

people.
הָעָ֥ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock
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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