2:25 If a man sins against a man, one may appeal to God on his behalf. But if a man sins against the Lord, who then will intercede for him?” But Eli’s sons 1 would not listen to their father, for the Lord had decided 2 to kill them.
1 Samuel 8:7Context
8:7 The Lord said to Samuel, “Do everything the people request of you. 3 For it is not you that they have rejected, but it is me that they have rejected as their king.
1 Samuel 8:9Context
8:9 So now do as they say. 4 But seriously warn 5 them and make them aware of the policies of the king who will rule over them.” 6
1 tn Heb “they”; the referent (Eli’s sons) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 tn Heb “desired.”
3 tn Heb “Listen to the voice of the people, to all which they say to you.”
4 tn Heb “and now, listen to their voice.”
5 tn The infinitive absolute appears before the imperative for emphasis.
6 tn Heb “and tell them the manner of the king who will rule over them.”