1 Sam 3:14

3:14 not be atoned for by sacrifice or offering forever. While there was provision to atone for unintentional priestly sins (Lev. 4:1–12), the sins of Eli’s house were clearly acts of open defiance (Num. 15:30–31). They had scorned the normal means of atonement, that is, sacrifice and offering (2:17, 29).