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1 Samuel 2:25

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 8:7

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 8:9

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.”

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