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1 Samuel 3:14

    1 Samuel 3:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And therefore I have sworn to the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be expiated with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So I have made an oath to the family of Eli that no offering of meat or of meal which they may make will ever take away the sin of his family.

    Webster's Revision

    And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be expiated with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

    World English Bible

    Therefore I have sworn to the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be removed with sacrifice nor offering forever."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 3:14

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 3:14

    Shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering - That is, God was determined that they should be removed by a violent death. They had committed the sin unto death; and no offering or sacrifice could prevent this. What is spoken here relates to their temporal death only.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 3:14

    See the marginal references. The sin of the sons of Eli could not be purged by the appointed sacrifices of the Law. In blessed contrast with this declaration is the assurance of the New Testament 1 John 1:7; Acts 13:39.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 3:14

    3:14 Have sworn - Or, I do swear: the past tense being commonly put for the present in the Hebrew tongue. Unto - Or, concerning it. Purged - That is, the punishment threatened against Eli and his family, shall not he prevented by all their sacrifices, but shall infallibly be executed.