1 Sam 3:13

3:13 were blaspheming God. If Eli’s sons were cursing God they were committing an offense worthy of death (Lev. 24:15, 16).

did not restrain them. Eli, in view of his position as high priest, should have taken action to restrain his sons once verbal rebuke proved ineffective (2:29 note; 2 Sam. 13:21 note).