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1 Samuel 2:17

    1 Samuel 2:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the sin of the young men was very great before Jehovah; for the men despised the offering of Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the sin of these young men was very great before the Lord; for they gave no honour to the Lord's offerings.

    Webster's Revision

    And the sin of the young men was very great before Jehovah; for the 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 2:17

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 2:17

    Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great - That is, Hophni and Phinehas, the sons of Eli.

    Men abhorred the offering - As the people saw that the priests had no piety, and that they acted as if there was no God; they despised God's service, and became infidels.

    A national priesthood, when the foundation is right, may be a great blessing; but if the priesthood becomes corrupt, though the foundation itself stand sure, the corruption of the national manners will be the unavoidable consequence.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 2:17

    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.)