New International Version
No, my sons; the report I hear spreading among the LORD's people is not good.
King James Bible
Nay, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: ye make the LORD'S people to transgress.
Darby Bible Translation
No, my sons, for it is no good report that I hear: ye make Jehovah's people transgress.
World English Bible
No, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: you make Yahweh's people disobey.
Young's Literal Translation
Nay, my sons; for the report which I am hearing is not good causing the people of Jehovah to transgress. --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Why do ye such things! - Eli appears to have been a fondly affectionate, easy father, who wished his sons to do well, but did not bring them under proper discipline, and did not use his authority to restrain them. As judge, he had power to cast them immediately out of the vineyard, as wicked and unprofitable servants; this he did not, and his and their ruin was the consequence.
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'And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision. 2. And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see; 8. And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep; 4. That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. 5. And he ran onto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou …
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1 Samuel 2:23
So he said to them, "Why do you do such things? I hear from all the people about these wicked deeds of yours.
1 Kings 15:26
He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, following the ways of his father and committing the same sin his father had caused Israel to commit.
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