1-samuel 2 :17

1-samuel 2 :17 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Why 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

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

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's Commentary 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.)

Wesley's Commentary on 1-samuel 2 :17

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