25 If one person sins against another, God[a] may mediate for the offender; but if anyone sins against the Lord, who will(A) intercede(B) for them?” His sons, however, did not listen to their father’s rebuke, for it was the Lord’s will to put them to death.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 2:25 Or the judges

The Helper of Israel

41 “Be silent(A) before me, you islands!(B)
    Let the nations renew their strength!(C)
Let them come forward(D) and speak;
    let us meet together(E) at the place of judgment.

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All the nations gather together(A)
    and the peoples assemble.
Which of their gods foretold(B) this
    and proclaimed to us the former things?
Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right,
    so that others may hear and say, “It is true.”

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26 Review the past for me,
    let us argue the matter together;(A)
    state the case(B) for your innocence.

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