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1 Samuel 2:23

    1 Samuel 2:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said to them, Why do you such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings from all this people.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said to them, Why are you doing such things? for from all this people I get accounts of your evil ways.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings from all this people.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 2:23

    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.