New Living Translation
Now the sons of Eli were scoundrels who had no respect for the LORD
King James Bible
Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not Jehovah.
World English Bible
Now the sons of Eli were base men; they didn't know Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
and the sons of Eli are sons of worthlessness, they have not known Jehovah.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:12 Knew not - They did not honour, love, or serve God.
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"What is the thing that the Lord hath said unto thee?"--1 Samuel 3:17. THE Lord would not speak directly to Eli, although he was the High Priest. In ordinary circumstances it would have been so; but Eli had grieved the Lord, and thus had lost his honorable standing. God had not cast him off; but he viewed him with such displeasure that he would only speak to him through another person: even as great kings, if they are offended with their courtiers, send them messages by other hands. The Lord sent, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891
Appendix xix. On Eternal Punishment, According to the Rabbis and the New Testament
Covenanting a Privilege of Believers.
2 Corinthians 6:15
What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?
After that generation died, another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the LORD or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel.
While they were enjoying themselves, a crowd of troublemakers from the town surrounded the house. They began beating at the door and shouting to the old man, "Bring out the man who is staying with you so we can have sex with him."
1 Samuel 3:13
I have warned him that judgment is coming upon his family forever, because his sons are blaspheming God and he hasn't disciplined them.
1 Kings 21:10
And then seat two scoundrels across from him who will accuse him of cursing God and the king. Then take him out and stone him to death."
The priests did not ask, 'Where is the LORD?' Those who taught my word ignored me, the rulers turned against me, and the prophets spoke in the name of Baal, wasting their time on worthless idols.
"My people bend their tongues like bows to shoot out lies. They refuse to stand up for the truth. They only go from bad to worse. They do not know me," says the LORD.
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