Now the priests would always treat the people in the following way: 1 Whenever anyone was making a sacrifice, while the meat was boiling, the priest’s attendant would come with a three-pronged fork 2 in his hand.
Now it was the practice of the priests with the people that whenever anyone offered a sacrifice and while the meat was being boiled, the servant of the priest would come with a three-pronged fork in his hand.
and the custom of the priests with the people. When any man was offering a sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged fork in his hand.
or for their duties as priests. Whenever anyone offered a sacrifice, Eli’s sons would send over a servant with a three–pronged fork. While the meat of the sacrificed animal was still boiling,
about the customs of priests among the people. Ordinarily, when someone offered a sacrifice, the priest's servant was supposed to come up and, while the meat was boiling,
And the priests’ way with the people was this: when any man made an offering, the priest’s servant came while the flesh was being cooked, having in his hand a meat-hook with three teeth;
or for the duties of the priests to the people. When anyone offered sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come, while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged fork in his hand,
And the priests’ custom with the people was that when any man offered a sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come with a three–pronged fleshhook in his hand while the meat was boiling.
And the priests
with the people
[was, that], when any man
while the flesh
was in seething
with a fleshhook
in his hand
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Now the priests
would always treat the people
in the following way: Whenever anyone
, while the meat
, the priest’s
with a three-pronged
in his hand.
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1 tn Heb “the habit of the priests with the people [was this].”
2 sn The Hebrew word occurs only twice in the OT, here and again in v. 14. Its exact meaning is not entirely clear, although from the context it appears to be a sacrificial tool used for retrieving things from boiling water.