29 Why do you[a] scorn my sacrifice and offering(A) that I prescribed for my dwelling?(B) Why do you honor your sons more than me by fattening yourselves on the choice parts of every offering made by my people Israel?’

30 “Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.(C)’ But now the Lord declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor,(D) but those who despise(E) me will be disdained.(F)

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  1. 1 Samuel 2:29 The Hebrew is plural.
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13 “You have done a foolish thing,(A)” Samuel said. “You have not kept(B) the command the Lord your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.(C)

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