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 would not listen to their father, for the Lord had decided to kill them.

1 Samuel 8:7

8:7 The Lord said to Samuel, “Do everything the people request of you. 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. But seriously warn them and make them aware of the policies of the king who will rule over them.”


tn Heb “they”; the referent (Eli’s sons) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

tn Heb “desired.”

tn Heb “Listen to the voice of the people, to all which they say to you.”

tn Heb “and now, listen to their voice.”

tn The infinitive absolute appears before the imperative for emphasis.

tn Heb “and tell them the manner of the king who will rule over them.”