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28 that I had chosen him[a] out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer up burnt offerings on my altar, burn incense, and carry[b] the ephod in my presence? And did I not give to your ancestors’ family all the Israeli fire-offerings? 29 Why, then, do all of you show contempt for[c] my sacrifice and offering that I’ve commanded for my[d] dwelling? And you honor your sons more than me in order to fatten yourselves[e] from the best of all the offerings of my people Israel.’[f]

30 “Therefore, the Lord God of Israel has declared, ‘I did, in fact, say[g] that your family and your ancestor’s family would walk before me forever,’ but now the Lord declares, ‘Far be it from me! The one who honors me I’ll honor, and the one who despises me is to be treated with contempt.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 2:28 So MT; 4QSama LXX read chosen your father’s house
  2. 1 Samuel 2:28 So MT; 4QSama LXX read wear
  3. 1 Samuel 2:29 Lit. do you (pl.) tread down; 4QSama LXX read do you (sing) look down on
  4. 1 Samuel 2:29 The Heb. lacks my
  5. 1 Samuel 2:29 So MT; 4QSama reads yourself
  6. 1 Samuel 2:29 So MT; 4QSama LXX read Israel in my presence
  7. 1 Samuel 2:30 So MT LXX; 4QSama reads seek

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