29 Why do you[a] scorn my sacrifice and offering(A) that I prescribed for my dwelling?(B) Why do you honor your sons more than me by fattening yourselves on the choice parts of every offering made by my people Israel?’

30 “Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.(C)’ But now the Lord declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor,(D) but those who despise(E) me will be disdained.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 2:29 The Hebrew is plural.

Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds(A) who tend my people: “Because you have scattered my flock(B) and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil(C) you have done,” declares the Lord.

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“My anger burns against the shepherds,
    and I will punish the leaders;(A)
for the Lord Almighty will care
    for his flock, the people of Judah,
    and make them like a proud horse in battle.(B)

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