31 The time is coming when I will cut short your strength and the strength of your priestly house, so that no one in it will reach old age,(A) 32 and you will see distress(B) in my dwelling. Although good will be done to Israel, no one in your family line will ever reach old age.(C) 33 Every one of you that I do not cut off from serving at my altar I will spare only to destroy your sight and sap your strength, and all your descendants(D) will die in the prime of life.

34 “‘And what happens to your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, will be a sign(E) to you—they will both die(F) on the same day.(G) 35 I will raise up for myself a faithful priest,(H) who will do according to what is in my heart and mind. I will firmly establish his priestly house, and they will minister before my anointed(I) one always.

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