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.

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

New King James Version
So he said to them, “Why do you do such things? For I hear of your evil dealings from all the people.

New American Standard Bible
So he said to them, “Why are you doing such things as these, the evil things that I hear from all these people?

NASB 1995
He said to them, "Why do you do such things, the evil things that I hear from all these people?

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

Amplified Bible
Eli said to them, “Why do you do such things, the evil things that I hear from all these 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.

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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to them: “Why are you doing according to these words that I hear, your evil reports 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?

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and he says to them, “Why do you do things like these? For I am hearing of your evil words from all the people—these!

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?

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!

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.











Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

things?”
כַּדְּבָרִ֣ים (kad·də·ḇā·rîm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 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 559: To utter, say

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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