21 Pay attention to him and listen(A) to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive(B) your rebellion,(C) since my Name(D) is in him.

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31 Because they have despised(A) the Lord’s word and broken his commands,(B) they must surely be cut off; their guilt remains on them.(C)’”

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30 But if the Lord brings about something totally new, and the earth opens its mouth(A) and swallows them, with everything that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the realm of the dead,(B) then you will know that these men have treated the Lord with contempt.(C)

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17 This sin of the young men was very great in the Lord’s sight, for they[a] were treating the Lord’s offering with contempt.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 2:17 Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint; Masoretic Text people
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14 Therefore no other trees by the waters are ever to tower proudly on high, lifting their tops above the thick foliage. No other trees so well-watered are ever to reach such a height; they are all destined(A) for death,(B) for the earth below, among mortals who go down to the realm of the dead.(C)

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13 And you say, ‘What a burden!’(A) and you sniff at it contemptuously,(B)” says the Lord Almighty.

“When you bring injured, lame or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices,(C) should I accept them from your hands?”(D) says the Lord.

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