1 Samuel 2:27-32

The  Lord Rejects Eli’s Household

27And there came a  a man of God to Eli and said to him, “Thus says the  Lord, b  ‘Did I indeed reveal myself to the house of your father when they were in Egypt subject to the house of Pharaoh? 28 c  Did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense d  to wear an ephod before me? e  I gave to the house of your father all my offerings by fire from the people of Israel. 29Why then do you f  scorn
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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?’
30Therefore the  Lord, the God of Israel, declares: h  ‘I promised that your house and the house of your father should go in and out before me forever,’ i  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. 31Behold j  the days are coming when I will cut off your strength and the strength of your father’s house, so that there will not be an old man in your house. 32Then k  in distress you will look with envious eye on all the prosperity that shall be bestowed on Israel, l  and there shall not be an old man in your house forever.
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