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1 Samuel 2:16-30

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 2

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!' 17 And so the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD, for the men treated the offering of the LORD disrespectfully.
18 Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD, as a boy wearing a linen ephod. 19 And his mother would make for him a little robe and bring it up to him from year to year when she would come up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice. 20 Then Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, and say, 'May the LORD give you children from this woman in place of the one she requested of the LORD.' And they went to their own home.
21 The LORD indeed visited Hannah, and she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew up before the LORD.
22 Now Eli was very old; and he heard about everything that his sons were doing to all Israel, and that they slept with the women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting. 23 So he said to them, 'Why are you doing such things as these, the evil things that I hear from all these people? 24 No, my sons; for the report is not good which I hear the LORD’S people circulating. 25 If one person sins against another, God will mediate for him; but if a person sins against the LORD, who can intercede for him?' But they would not listen to the voice of their father, for the LORD desired to put them to death.
26 Now the boy Samuel was continuing to grow and to be in favor both with the LORD and with people.
27 Then a man of God came to Eli and said to him, 'This is what the LORD says: ‘Did I not indeed reveal Myself to the house of your father when they were in Egypt in bondage to Pharaoh’s house? 28 Did I not choose them from all the tribes of Israel to be My priests, to go up to My altar, to burn incense, to carry an ephod before Me? And did I not give to the house of your father all the fire offerings of the sons of Israel? 29 Why are you showing contempt for My sacrifice and My offering which I have commanded for My dwelling, and why are you honoring your sons above Me, by making yourselves fat with the choicest of every offering of My people Israel?’ 30 Therefore the LORD God of Israel declares, ‘I did indeed say that your house and the house of your father was to walk before Me forever’; but now the LORD declares, ‘Far be it from Me—for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be insignificant.
King James Version

Chapter 2

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. 17 Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD. 18 But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod. 19 Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice. 20 And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home. 21 And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD. 22 Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did unto all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 23 And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people. 24 Nay, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: ye make the LORD'S people to transgress. 25 If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the LORD, who shall intreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because the LORD would slay them. 26 And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the LORD, and also with men.
27 And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's house? 28 And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? and did I give unto the house of thy father all the offerings made by fire of the children of Israel? 29 Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people? 30 Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 2

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! " 17 So the servants' sin was very severe in the presence of the Lord, because the men treated the Lord's offering with contempt.
18 Samuel served in the Lord's presence--this mere boy was dressed in the linen ephod. 19 Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice. 20 Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife: "May the Lord give you children by this woman in place of the one she has given to the Lord." Then they would go home.
21 The Lord paid attention to Hannah's need, and she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the Lord.
22 Now Eli was very old. He heard about everything his sons were doing to all Israel and how they were sleeping with the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 23 He said to them, "Why are you doing these things? I have heard about your evil actions from all these people. 24 No, my sons, the news I hear the Lord's people spreading is not good. 25 If one person sins against another, God can intercede for him, but if a person sins against the Lord, who can intercede for him? " But they would not listen to their father, since the Lord intended to kill them. 26 By contrast, the boy Samuel grew in stature and in favor with the Lord and with people.
27 A man of God came to Eli and said to him, "This is what the Lord says: 'Didn't I reveal myself to your forefather's family when they were in Egypt and belonged to Pharaoh's palace? 28 Out of all the tribes of Israel, I chose your house to be my priests, to offer sacrifices on my altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod in my presence. I also gave your forefather's family all the Israelite food offerings. 29 Why, then, do all of you despise my sacrifices and offerings that I require at the place of worship? You have honored your sons more than me, by making yourselves fat with the best part of all of the offerings of my people Israel.'
30 "Therefore, this is the declaration of the Lord, the God of Israel: 'I did say that your family and your forefather's family would walk before me forever. But now,' this is the Lord's declaration, 'no longer! For those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disgraced.
New Living Translation

Chapter 2

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.' 17 So the sin of these young men was very serious in the LORD's sight, for they treated the LORD's offerings with contempt.
18 But Samuel, though he was only a boy, served the LORD. He wore a linen garment like that of a priest. 19 Each year his mother made a small coat for him and brought it to him when she came with her husband for the sacrifice. 20 Before they returned home, Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife and say, 'May the LORD give you other children to take the place of this one she gave to the LORD.' 21 And the LORD gave Hannah three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, Samuel grew up in the presence of the LORD.
22 Now Eli was very old, but he was aware of what his sons were doing to the people of Israel. He knew, for instance, that his sons were seducing the young women who assisted at the entrance of the Tabernacle. 23 Eli said to them, 'I have been hearing reports from all the people about the wicked things you are doing. Why do you keep sinning? 24 You must stop, my sons! The reports I hear among the LORD's people are not good. 25 If someone sins against another person, God can mediate for the guilty party. But if someone sins against the LORD, who can intercede?' But Eli's sons wouldn't listen to their father, for the LORD was already planning to put them to death.
26 Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew taller and grew in favor with the LORD and with the people.
27 One day a man of God came to Eli and gave him this message from the LORD: 'I revealed myself to your ancestors when the people of Israel were slaves in Egypt. 28 I chose your ancestor Aaron from among all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer sacrifices on my altar, to burn incense, and to wear the priestly vest as he served me. And I assigned the sacrificial offerings to you priests. 29 So why do you scorn my sacrifices and offerings? Why do you give your sons more honor than you give me--for you and they have become fat from the best offerings of my people Israel!
30 'Therefore, the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I promised that your branch of the tribe of Levi would always be my priests. But I will honor those who honor me, and I will despise those who think lightly of me.
English Standard Version

Chapter 2

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.” 17 Thus the sin of the young men was very great in the sight of the LORD, for the men treated the offering of the LORD with contempt.
18 Samuel was ministering before the LORD, a boy clothed with a linen ephod. 19 And his mother used to make for him a little robe and take it to him each year when she went up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice. 20 Then Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, and say, “May the LORD give you children by this woman for the petition she asked of the LORD.” So then they would return to their home.
21 Indeed the LORD visited Hannah, and she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew in the presence of the LORD.
22 Now Eli was very old, and he kept hearing all that his sons were doing to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who were serving at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 23 And he said to them, “Why do you do such things? For I hear of your evil dealings from all these people. 24 No, my sons; it is no good report that I hear the people of the LORD spreading abroad. 25 If someone sins against a man, God will mediate for him, but if someone sins against the LORD, who can intercede for him?” But they would not listen to the voice of their father, for it was the will of the LORD to put them to death.
26 Now the boy Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favor with the LORD and also with man.
27 And there came a man of God to Eli and said to him, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Did I indeed reveal myself to the house of your father when they were in Egypt subject to the house of Pharaoh? 28 Did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? I gave to the house of your father all my offerings by fire from the people of Israel. 29 Why then do you scorn my sacrifices and my offerings that I commanded for my dwelling, and honor your sons above me by fattening yourselves on the choicest parts of every offering of my people Israel?’ 30 Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that your house and the house of your father should go in and out before me forever,’ but now the LORD declares: ‘Far be it from me, for those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
New International Version

Chapter 2

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.'
17 This sin of the young men was very great in the LORD's sight, for they were treating the LORD's offering with contempt.
18 But Samuel was ministering before the LORD--a boy wearing a linen ephod. 19 Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went up with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice. 20 Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, saying, 'May the LORD give you children by this woman to take the place of the one she prayed for and gave to the LORD.' Then they would go home. 21 And the LORD was gracious to Hannah; she gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the LORD.
22 Now Eli, who was very old, heard about everything his sons were doing to all Israel and how they slept with the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 23 So he said to them, 'Why do you do such things? I hear from all the people about these wicked deeds of yours. 24 No, my sons; the report I hear spreading among the LORD's people is not good. 25 If one person sins against another, God may mediate for the offender; but if anyone sins against the LORD, who will intercede for them?' His sons, however, did not listen to their father's rebuke, for it was the LORD's will to put them to death.
26 And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favor with the LORD and with people.
27 Now a man of God came to Eli and said to him, 'This is what the LORD says: 'Did I not clearly reveal myself to your ancestor's family when they were in Egypt under Pharaoh? 28 I chose your ancestor out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod in my presence. I also gave your ancestor's family all the food offerings presented by the Israelites. 29 Why do you scorn my sacrifice and offering that I prescribed for my dwelling? Why do you honor your sons more than me by fattening yourselves on the choice parts of every offering made by my people Israel?'
30 Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: 'I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.' But now the LORD declares: 'Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.
La Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 2

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. 17 El pecado de los jóvenes era muy grande delante del SEÑOR, porque los hombres menospreciaban la ofrenda del SEÑOR.
18 Samuel siendo niño, ministraba delante del SEÑOR, usando un efod de lino. 19 Su madre le hacía una túnica pequeña cada año, y se la traía cuando subía con su marido a ofrecer el sacrificio anual. 20 Entonces Elí bendecía a Elcana y a su mujer, y decía : Que el SEÑOR te dé hijos de esta mujer en lugar del que ella dedicó al SEÑOR. Y regresaban a su casa. 21 Y el SEÑOR visitó a Ana, y ella concibió y dio a luz tres hijos y dos hijas. Y el niño Samuel crecía delante del SEÑOR.
22 Elí era ya muy anciano; oyó todo lo que sus hijos estaban haciendo a todo Israel, y cómo se acostaban con las mujeres que servían a la entrada de la tienda de reunión, 23 y les dijo: ¿Por qué hacéis estas cosas, las cosas malas de que oigo hablar a todo este pueblo? 24 No, hijos míos; porque no es bueno el informe que oigo circular por el pueblo del SEÑOR. 25 Si un hombre peca contra otro, Dios mediará por él ; pero si un hombre peca contra el SEÑOR, ¿quién intercederá por él ? Pero ellos no escucharon la voz de su padre, porque el SEÑOR quería que murieran. 26 Y el niño Samuel crecía en estatura y en gracia para con el SEÑOR y para con los hombres.
27 Entonces un hombre de Dios vino a Elí y le dijo: Así dice el SEÑOR: “¿No me revelé ciertamente a la casa de tu padre cuando ellos estaban en Egipto, esclavos de la casa de Faraón? 28 “¿No los escogí de entre todas las tribus de Israel para ser mis sacerdotes, para subir a mi altar, para quemar incienso, para llevar un efod delante de mí ? ¿No di a la casa de tu padre todas las ofrendas encendidas de los hijos de Israel ? 29 “¿Por qué pisoteáis mi sacrificio y mi ofrenda que he ordenado en mi morada, y honras a tus hijos más que a mí, engordándoos con lo mejor de cada ofrenda de mi pueblo Israel?” 30 Por tanto, el SEÑOR, Dios de Israel, declara: “Ciertamente yo había dicho que tu casa y la casa de tu padre andarían delante de mí para siempre ”; pero ahora el SEÑOR declara: “Lejos esté esto de mí, porque yo honraré a los que me honran, y los que me menosprecian serán tenidos en poco.
Nueva Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 2

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.” 17 El pecado de los jóvenes era muy grande delante del SEÑOR, porque despreciaban la ofrenda del SEÑOR.
18 Samuel, siendo niño, ministraba delante del SEÑOR usando un efod de lino. 19 Su madre le hacía una túnica pequeña cada año, y se la traía cuando subía con su marido a ofrecer el sacrificio anual. 20 Entonces Elí bendecía a Elcana y a su mujer, y decía: “Que el SEÑOR te dé hijos de esta mujer en lugar del que ella dedicó al SEÑOR.” Y regresaban a su casa. 21 El SEÑOR visitó a Ana, y ella concibió y dio a luz tres hijos y dos hijas. Y el niño Samuel crecía delante del SEÑOR.
22 Elí era ya muy anciano; y oyó todo lo que sus hijos estaban haciendo a todo Israel, y cómo se acostaban con las mujeres que servían a la entrada de la tienda de reunión, 23 y les preguntó: “¿Por qué hacen estas cosas, las cosas malas de que oigo hablar a todo este pueblo? 24 No, hijos míos; porque no es bueno el informe que oigo circular por el pueblo del SEÑOR. 25 Si un hombre peca contra otro, Dios mediará por él; pero si un hombre peca contra el SEÑOR, ¿quién intercederá por él?” Pero ellos no escucharon la voz de su padre, porque el SEÑOR quería que murieran. 26 Y el niño Samuel crecía en estatura y en gracia para con el SEÑOR y para con los hombres.
27 Entonces un hombre de Dios vino a Elí y le dijo: “Así dice el SEÑOR: ‘¿No me revelé ciertamente a la casa de tu padre cuando ellos estaban en Egipto como esclavos de la casa de Faraón? 28 ‘¿No los escogí de entre todas las tribus (la de Leví) de Israel para ser Mis sacerdotes, para subir a Mi altar, para quemar incienso, para llevar un efod delante de Mí? ¿No le di a la casa de tu padre todas las ofrendas encendidas de los Israelitas? 29 ‘¿Por qué pisotean Mi sacrificio y Mi ofrenda que he ordenado en Mi morada, y honras a tus hijos más que a Mí, engordándose ustedes con lo mejor de cada ofrenda de Mi pueblo Israel?’ 30 Por tanto, el SEÑOR, Dios de Israel, declara: ‘Ciertamente Yo había dicho que tu casa y la casa de tu padre andarían delante de Mí para siempre;’ pero ahora el SEÑOR declara: ‘Lejos esté esto de Mí, porque Yo honraré a los que Me honran, y los que Me desprecian serán tenidos en poco.
Nueva Versión Internacional

Chapter 2

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». 17 Así que el pecado de estos jóvenes era gravísimo a los ojos del SEÑOR, pues trataban con desprecio las ofrendas que le pertenecían.
18 El niño Samuel, por su parte, vestido con un efod de lino, seguía sirviendo en la presencia del SEÑOR. 19 Cada año su madre le hacía una pequeña túnica, y se la llevaba cuando iba con su esposo para ofrecer su sacrificio anual. 20 Elí entonces bendecía a Elcaná y a su esposa, diciendo: «Que el SEÑOR te conceda hijos de esta mujer, a cambio del niño que ella pidió para dedicárselo al SEÑOR». Luego regresaban a su casa.
21 El SEÑOR bendijo a Ana, de manera que ella concibió y dio a luz tres hijos y dos hijas. Durante ese tiempo, Samuel crecía en la presencia del SEÑOR.
22 Elí, que ya era muy anciano, se enteró de todo lo que sus hijos le estaban haciendo al pueblo de Israel, incluso de que se acostaban con las mujeres que servían a la entrada del santuario. 23 Les dijo: «¿Por qué se comportan así? Todo el pueblo me habla de su mala conducta. 24 No, hijos míos; no es nada bueno lo que se comenta en el pueblo del SEÑOR. 25 Si alguien peca contra otra persona, Dios le servirá de árbitro; pero si peca contra el SEÑOR, ¿quién podrá interceder por él?» No obstante, ellos no le hicieron caso a la advertencia de su padre, pues la voluntad del SEÑOR era quitarles la vida.
26 Por su parte, el niño Samuel seguía creciendo y ganándose el aprecio del SEÑOR y de la gente.
27 Un hombre de Dios fue a ver a Elí, y le dijo: «Así dice el SEÑOR: “Bien sabes que yo me manifesté a tus antepasados cuando estaban en Egipto bajo el poder del faraón. 28 De entre todas las tribus de Israel, escogí a Aarón para que fuera mi sacerdote, es decir, para que en mi presencia se acercara a mi altar, quemara el incienso y se pusiera el efod. Además, a su familia le concedí las ofrendas que los israelitas queman en mi honor. 29 ¿Por qué, pues, tratan ustedes con tanto desprecio los sacrificios y ofrendas que yo he ordenado que me traigan? ¿Por qué honras a tus hijos más que a mí, y los engordas con lo mejor de todas las ofrendas de mi pueblo Israel?”
30 »Por lo tanto —dice el SEÑOR—, de ninguna manera permitiré que tus parientes me sirvan, aun cuando yo había prometido que toda tu familia, tanto tus antepasados como tus descendientes, me servirían siempre. Yo, el SEÑOR, Dios de Israel, lo afirmo. Yo honro a los que me honran, y humillo a los que me desprecian.
Reina-Valera 1960

Chapter 2

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. 17 Era, pues, muy grande delante de Jehová el pecado de los jóvenes; porque los hombres menospreciaban las ofrendas de Jehová.
18 Y el joven Samuel ministraba en la presencia de Jehová, vestido de un efod de lino. 19 Y le hacía su madre una túnica pequeña y se la traía cada año, cuando subía con su marido para ofrecer el sacrificio acostumbrado. 20 Y Elí bendijo a Elcana y a su mujer, diciendo: Jehová te dé hijos de esta mujer en lugar del que pidió a Jehová. Y se volvieron a su casa.
21 Y visitó Jehová a Ana, y ella concibió, y dio a luz tres hijos y dos hijas. Y el joven Samuel crecía delante de Jehová.
22 Pero Elí era muy viejo; y oía de todo lo que sus hijos hacían con todo Israel, y cómo dormían con las mujeres que velaban a la puerta del tabernáculo de reunión. 23 Y les dijo: ¿Por qué hacéis cosas semejantes? Porque yo oigo de todo este pueblo vuestros malos procederes. 24 No, hijos míos, porque no es buena fama la que yo oigo; pues hacéis pecar al pueblo de Jehová. 25 Si pecare el hombre contra el hombre, los jueces le juzgarán; mas si alguno pecare contra Jehová, ¿quién rogará por él? Pero ellos no oyeron la voz de su padre, porque Jehová había resuelto hacerlos morir.
26 Y el joven Samuel iba creciendo, y era acepto delante de Dios y delante de los hombres.
27 Y vino un varón de Dios a Elí, y le dijo: Así ha dicho Jehová: ¿No me manifesté yo claramente a la casa de tu padre, cuando estaban en Egipto en casa de Faraón? 28 Y yo le escogí por mi sacerdote entre todas las tribus de Israel, para que ofreciese sobre mi altar, y quemase incienso, y llevase efod delante de mí; y di a la casa de tu padre todas las ofrendas de los hijos de Israel. 29 ¿Por qué habéis hollado mis sacrificios y mis ofrendas, que yo mandé ofrecer en el tabernáculo; y has honrado a tus hijos más que a mí, engordándoos de lo principal de todas las ofrendas de mi pueblo Israel? 30 Por tanto, Jehová el Dios de Israel dice: Yo había dicho que tu casa y la casa de tu padre andarían delante de mí perpetuamente; mas ahora ha dicho Jehová: Nunca yo tal haga, porque yo honraré a los que me honran, y los que me desprecian serán tenidos en poco.
Biblia del Jubileo

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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. 17 Era, pues, el pecado de los jóvenes muy grande delante del SEÑOR; porque los hombres menospreciaban el presente del SEÑOR. 18 Y el joven Samuel ministraba delante del SEÑOR, vestido de un efod de lino. 19 Y le hacía su madre una túnica pequeña, y se la traía cada año, cuando subía con su marido a ofrecer el sacrificio acostumbrado. 20 Y Elí bendijo a Elcana y a su mujer, diciendo: El SEÑOR te dé simiente de esta mujer en lugar de esta petición que hizo al SEÑOR. Y se volvieron a su casa. 21 Y visitó el SEÑOR a Ana, y concibió, y dio a luz tres hijos, y dos hijas. Y el joven Samuel crecía delante del SEÑOR. 22 Elí empero era muy viejo, y oía todo lo que sus hijos hacían a todo Israel, y cómo dormían con las mujeres que velaban a la puerta del tabernáculo del testimonio. 23 Y les dijo: ¿Por qué hacéis cosas semejantes? Porque yo oigo de todo este pueblo vuestros malos procederes. 24 No, hijos míos; porque no es buena fama la que yo oigo; que hacéis pecar al pueblo del SEÑOR. 25 Si pecare el hombre contra el hombre, los jueces le juzgarán; mas si alguno pecare contra el SEÑOR, ¿quién rogará por él? Mas ellos no oyeron la voz de su padre, porque el SEÑOR ya había decidido matarlos. 26 Y el joven Samuel iba creciendo, y hallando gracia delante de Dios y delante de los hombres. 27 Y vino un varón de Dios a Elí, y le dijo: Así dijo el SEÑOR: ¿No me manifesté yo claramente a la casa de tu padre, cuando estaban en Egipto en casa de Faraón? 28 Y yo le escogí por mi sacerdote entre todas las tribus de Israel, para que ofreciese sobre mi altar, y quemase incienso, y llevase efod delante de mí; y di a la casa de tu padre todos los sacrificios de los hijos de Israel. 29 ¿Por qué habéis hollado mis sacrificios y mis presentes, que yo mandé ofrecer en el tabernáculo; y has honrado a tus hijos más que a mí, engordándoos de lo principal de todas las ofrendas de mi pueblo Israel? 30 Por tanto, el SEÑOR el Dios de Israel dijo: Yo había dicho que tu casa y la casa de tu padre andarían delante de mí perpetuamente; mas ahora dijo el SEÑOR: Nunca yo tal haga, porque yo honraré a los que me honran, y los que me tuvieren en poco, serán viles.