2:22 Now Eli was very old when he heard about everything that his sons used to do to all the people of Israel 1 and how they used to have sex with 2 the women who were stationed at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 2:23 He said to them, “Why do you behave in this way? For I hear about these evil things from all these 3 people. 2:24 This ought not to be, 4 my sons! For the report that I hear circulating among the Lord’s people is not good. 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 5 would not listen to their father, for the Lord had decided 6 to kill them.
1 tn Heb “to all Israel.”
2 tn Heb “lie with.”
3 tc For “these” the LXX has “of the Lord” (κυρίου, kuriou), perhaps through the influence of the final phrase of v. 24 (“the people of the
4 tn Heb “no.”
5 tn Heb “they”; the referent (Eli’s sons) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
6 tn Heb “desired.”