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1 Samuel 3:13

    1 Samuel 3:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knows; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever, for the iniquity which he knew, because his sons did bring a curse upon themselves, and he restrained them not.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And you are to say to him that I will send punishment on his family for ever, for the sin which he had knowledge of; because his sons have been cursing God and he had no control over them.

    Webster's Revision

    For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever, for the iniquity which he knew, because his sons did bring a curse upon themselves, and he restrained them not.

    World English Bible

    For I have told him that I will judge his house forever, for the iniquity which he knew, because his sons brought a curse on themselves, and he didn't restrain them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever, for the iniquity which he knew, because his sons did bring a curse upon themselves, and he restrained them not.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 3:13

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 3:13

    I will judge his house for ever - I will continue to execute judgments upon it till it is destroyed.

    His sons made themselves vile - See 1 Samuel 2:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:22-25.

    He restrained them not - He did not use his parental and juridical authority to curb them, and prevent the disorders which they committed. See at the conclusion of the chapter, 1 Samuel 3:21 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 3:13

    Made themselves vile - Rather, "have cursed themselves," i. e. brought curses upon themselves.

    He restrained them not - In the sense of punishing. He did not remove them from their office, which he ought to have done.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 3:13

    3:13 Restrained them not - He contented himself with a cold reproof, and did not punish, and effectually restrain them. They who can, and do not restrain others from sin, make themselves partakers of the guilt. Those in authority will have a great deal to answer for, if the sword they bear be not a terror to evil - doers.