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?
King James Bible
And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this 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.
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!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:23 He said, and c. - Eli's sin was not only that he reproved them too gently, but that he contented himself with a verbal rebuke, and did not restrain them, and inflict those punishments upon them which such high crimes deserved by God's law, and which he as judge and high - priest ought to have done, without respect of persons.
LibraryA Private Enquiry
"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.
1 Samuel 2:22
Now Eli was very old, but he was aware of what his sons were doing to the people of Israel. He knew, for instance, that his sons were seducing the young women who assisted at the entrance of the Tabernacle.
1 Samuel 2:24
You must stop, my sons! The reports I hear among the LORD's people are not good.
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