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28 And I chose him from all the tribes of Israel to be a priest to me, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, and to bear an ephod before me. I gave to the house of your ancestor[a] all the offerings made by fire by the Israelites.[b] 29 Why do you despise my sacrifice and my offering which I commanded for my dwelling place, while you honored your sons more than me by making yourselves fat from the best of all the offerings of my people Israel? 30 Therefore,’ declares[c] Yahweh the God of Israel, ‘though I solemnly said that your house and the house of your ancestor[d] would walk before me forever, but now,’ declares[e] Yahweh, ‘far be it from me, for those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me, I will treat with contempt!

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  1. 1 Samuel 2:28 Or “father”
  2. 1 Samuel 2:28 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  3. 1 Samuel 2:30 Literally “the declaration of”
  4. 1 Samuel 2:30 Or “father”
  5. 1 Samuel 2:30 Literally “the declaration of”

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