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.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The offering of the Lord - Minchah, here in the general sense of "gift or offering" to God (compare Malachi 1:10-11; Malachi 3:3). In its restricted sense, it is used of the meat offerings, the unbloody sacrifices, and is then coupled with bloody sacrifices, sacrifices of slain beasts. (See 1 Samuel 2:29.)
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'The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.' I Sam 2:2. Glorious things are spoken of God; he transcends our thoughts, and the praises of angels. God's glory lies chiefly in his attributes, which are the several beams by which the divine nature shines forth. Among other of his orient excellencies, this is not the least, The Lord is a God of knowledge; or as the Hebrew word is, A God of knowledges.' Through the bright mirror of his own essence, he has a full idea and cognisance …
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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.
"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.
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