1 Samuel 2:23

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said vnto them, Why doe ye such things? for I heare of your euil dealings, by all this people.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said to them, "Why do you do such things, the evil things that I hear from all these people?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings from all this people.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

And he said to them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil deeds from all this people.
- Darby Bible

And he said to them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.
- Webster's Bible

He said to them, "Why do you do such things? for I hear of your evil dealings from all this people.
- World English Bible

and he saith to them, `Why do ye things like these? for I am hearing of your evil words from all the people -- these!
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said unto them: 'Why do ye such things? for I hear evil reports concerning you from all this people.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 2:23


2:23 He said, &c. - Eli's sin was not only that he reproved them too gently, but that he contented himself with a verbal rebuke, and did not restrain them, and inflict those punishments upon them which such high crimes deserved by God's law, and which he as judge and high - priest ought to have done, without respect of persons.


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