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15 Also, before they (A)burned the fat, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who sacrificed, “Give meat for roasting to the priest, for he will not take boiled meat from you, but raw.”

16 And if the man said to him, “They should really burn the fat first; then you may take as much as your heart desires,” he would then answer him, “No, but you must give it now; and if not, I will take it by force.”

17 Therefore the sin of the young men was very great (B)before the Lord, for men (C)abhorred[a] the offering of the Lord.

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  1. 1 Samuel 2:17 despised

21 (A)To [a]show partiality is not good,
(B)Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.

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  1. Proverbs 28:21 Lit. recognize faces

Thus says the Lord (A)concerning the prophets
Who make my people stray;
Who chant [a]“Peace”
[b]While they (B)chew with their teeth,
But who prepare war against him
(C)Who puts nothing into their mouths:

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  1. Micah 3:5 All is well
  2. Micah 3:5 For those who feed them

18 For those who are such do not serve our Lord [a]Jesus Christ, but (A)their own belly, and (B)by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.

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  1. Romans 16:18 NU, M omit Jesus

(A)Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, (B)not by compulsion but [a]willingly, (C)not for dishonest gain but eagerly;

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  1. 1 Peter 5:2 NU adds according to God

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