11 The Lord said to Samuel, “I am about to do something in Israel that everyone who hears about it will shudder.(A) 12 On that day I will carry out against Eli everything I said about his family, from beginning to end.(B) 13 I told him that I am going to judge his family forever because of the iniquity he knows about: his sons are defiling the sanctuary,[a] and he has not stopped them.(C) 14 Therefore, I have sworn to Eli’s family: The iniquity of Eli’s family will never be wiped out by either sacrifice or offering.”(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 3:13 Ancient Jewish tradition, LXX, Old Lat read are cursing God