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1 Samuel 2:12-16

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 2

12 Now the sons of Eli were useless men; they did not know the LORD. 13 And this was the custom of the priests with the people: when anyone was offering a sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come while the meat was cooking, with a three-pronged fork in his hand. 14 And he would thrust it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; everything that the fork brought up, the priest would take for himself. They did so in Shiloh to all the Israelites who came there. 15 Also, before they burned the fat, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, 'Give the priest meat for roasting, as he will not take cooked meat from you, only raw.' 16 And if the man said to him, 'They must burn the fat first, then take as much as you desire,' then he would say, 'No, but you must give it to me now; and if not, I am taking it by force!'
King James Version

Chapter 2

12 Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD. 13 And the priests' custom with the people was, that, when any man offered sacrifice, the priest's servant came, while the flesh was in seething, with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand; 14 And he struck it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the fleshhook brought up the priest took for himself. So they did in Shiloh unto all the Israelites that came thither. 15 Also before they burnt the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest; for he will not have sodden flesh of thee, but raw. 16 And if any man said unto him, Let them not fail to burn the fat presently, and then take as much as thy soul desireth; then he would answer him, Nay; but thou shalt give it me now: and if not, I will take it by force.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 2

12 Eli's sons were wicked men; they did not respect the Lord 13 or the priests' share of the sacrifices from the people. When anyone offered a sacrifice, the priest's servant would come with a three-pronged meat fork while the meat was boiling 14 and plunge it into the container, kettle, cauldron, or cooking pot. The priest would claim for himself whatever the meat fork brought up. This is the way they treated all the Israelites who came there to Shiloh. 15 Even before the fat was burned, the priest's servant would come and say to the one who was sacrificing, "Give the priest some meat to roast, because he won't accept boiled meat from you--only raw." 16 If that person said to him, "The fat must be burned first; then you can take whatever you want for yourself," the servant would reply, "No, I insist that you hand it over right now. If you don't, I'll take it by force! "
New Living Translation

Chapter 2

12 Now the sons of Eli were scoundrels who had no respect for the LORD 13 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, 14 the servant would stick the fork into the pot and demand that whatever it brought up be given to Eli's sons. All the Israelites who came to worship at Shiloh were treated this way. 15 Sometimes the servant would come even before the animal's fat had been burned on the altar. He would demand raw meat before it had been boiled so that it could be used for roasting.
16 The man offering the sacrifice might reply, 'Take as much as you want, but the fat must be burned first.' Then the servant would demand, 'No, give it to me now, or I'll take it by force.'
English Standard Version

Chapter 2

12 Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. They did not know the LORD. 13 The custom of the priests with the people was that when any man offered sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come, while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged fork in his hand, 14 and he would thrust it into the pan or kettle or cauldron or pot. All that the fork brought up the priest would take for himself. This is what they did at Shiloh to all the Israelites who came there. 15 Moreover, before the fat was burned, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, “Give meat for the priest to roast, for he will not accept boiled meat from you but only raw.” 16 And if the man said to him, “Let them burn the fat first, and then take as much as you wish,” he would say, “No, you must give it now, and if not, I will take it by force.”
New International Version

Chapter 2

12 Eli's sons were scoundrels; they had no regard for the LORD. 13 Now it was the practice of the priests that, whenever any of the people offered a sacrifice, the priest's servant would come with a three-pronged fork in his hand while the meat was being boiled 14 and would plunge the fork into the pan or kettle or caldron or pot. Whatever the fork brought up the priest would take for himself. This is how they treated all the Israelites who came to Shiloh. 15 But even before the fat was burned, the priest's servant would come and say to the person who was sacrificing, 'Give the priest some meat to roast; he won't accept boiled meat from you, but only raw.'
16 If the person said to him, 'Let the fat be burned first, and then take whatever you want,' the servant would answer, 'No, hand it over now; if you don't, I'll take it by force.'
La Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 2

12 Los hijos de Elí eran hombres indignos ; no conocían al SEÑOR 13 ni la costumbre de los sacerdotes con el pueblo: cuando algún hombre ofrecía sacrificio, venía el criado del sacerdote con un tenedor de tres dientes en su mano mientras se cocía la carne, 14 lo introducía en la cazuela, la olla, la caldera o el caldero, y todo lo que el tenedor sacaba, lo tomaba el sacerdote para sí. Así hacían en Silo con todos los israelitas que allí iban. 15 Asimismo, antes de quemar la grosura, el criado del sacerdote venía y decía al hombre que ofrecía sacrificio: Da al sacerdote carne para asar, pues no aceptará de ti carne cocida, sino solamente cruda. 16 Y si el hombre le decía: Ciertamente deben quemar primero la grosura y después toma todo lo que quieras ; él respondía: No, sino que me la darás ahora, y si no la tomaré por la fuerza.
Nueva Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 2

12 Pero los hijos de Elí eran hombres indignos; no conocían al SEÑOR 13 ni la costumbre de los sacerdotes con el pueblo: cuando alguien ofrecía sacrificio, venía el criado del sacerdote con un tenedor de tres dientes en su mano mientras se cocía la carne, 14 lo introducía en la cazuela, la olla, la caldera o el caldero, y todo lo que el tenedor sacaba, lo tomaba el sacerdote para sí. Así hacían ellos en Silo con todos los Israelitas que iban allí. 15 Además, antes de quemar la grasa, el criado del sacerdote venía y decía al hombre que ofrecía el sacrificio: “Da al sacerdote carne para asar, pues no aceptará de ti carne cocida, sino solamente cruda.” 16 Y si el hombre le decía: “¿Ciertamente deben quemar primero la grasa y después toma todo lo que quieras;” él respondía: “No, sino que me la darás ahora, y si no la tomaré por la fuerza.”
Nueva Versión Internacional

Chapter 2

12 Los hijos de Elí eran unos perversos que no tomaban en cuenta al SEÑOR. 13 La costumbre de estos sacerdotes era la siguiente: Cuando alguien ofrecía un sacrificio, el asistente del sacerdote se presentaba con un tenedor grande en la mano y, mientras se cocía la carne, 14 metía el tenedor en la olla, en el caldero, en la cacerola o en la cazuela; y el sacerdote tomaba para sí mismo todo lo que se enganchaba en el tenedor. De este modo trataban a todos los israelitas que iban a Siló. 15 Además, antes de quemarse la grasa, solía llegar el ayudante del sacerdote para decirle al que estaba por ofrecer el sacrificio: «Dame carne para el asado del sacerdote, pues no te la va a aceptar cocida, sino cruda». 16 Y, si el hombre contestaba: «Espera a que se queme la grasa, como es debido; luego podrás tomar lo que desees», el asistente replicaba: «No, dámela ahora mismo; de lo contrario, te la quito por la fuerza».
Reina-Valera 1960

Chapter 2

12 Los hijos de Elí eran hombres impíos, y no tenían conocimiento de Jehová. 13 Y era costumbre de los sacerdotes con el pueblo, que cuando alguno ofrecía sacrificio, venía el criado del sacerdote mientras se cocía la carne, trayendo en su mano un garfio de tres dientes, 14 y lo metía en el perol, en la olla, en el caldero o en la marmita; y todo lo que sacaba el garfio, el sacerdote lo tomaba para sí. De esta manera hacían con todo israelita que venía a Silo. 15 Asimismo, antes de quemar la grosura, venía el criado del sacerdote, y decía al que sacrificaba: Da carne que asar para el sacerdote; porque no tomará de ti carne cocida, sino cruda. 16 Y si el hombre le respondía: Quemen la grosura primero, y después toma tanto como quieras; él respondía: No, sino dámela ahora mismo; de otra manera yo la tomaré por la fuerza.
Biblia del Jubileo

Chapter 2

12 Mas los hijos de Elí eran hijos de Belial, y no tenían conocimiento del SEÑOR. 13 Era la costumbre de los sacerdotes con el pueblo que, cuando alguno ofrecía sacrificio, venía el criado del sacerdote mientras la carne estaba a cocer, trayendo en su mano un garfio de tres ganchos; 14 y hería con él en la caldera, o en la olla, o en el caldero, o en el pote; y todo lo que sacaba el garfio, el sacerdote lo tomaba para sí. De esta manera hacían a todo israelita que venía a Silo. 15 Asimismo, antes de quemar el sebo, venía el criado del sacerdote, y decía al que sacrificaba: Da carne que ase para el sacerdote; porque no tomará de ti carne cocida, sino cruda. 16 Y si le respondía el varón: Quemen luego el sebo hoy, y después tome tanta como quisieres; él respondía: No, sino ahora la has de dar; de otra manera yo la tomaré por fuerza.