Old and weak, Eli the priest, guilty of indulgence for his wicked sons, brought discredit upon the national sanctuary he had loved and served most faithfully through many years. The shameful, adulterous conduct of his sons, Hophni and Phinehas on the very threshold of the tabernacle resulted in a terrible death for them and their families. The women they abused were in some way connected with the service of the tabernacle, perhaps in the liturgical side of the sanctuary worship. By their immoral act, the sons of Eli not only sinned against the women in question but also “against the Lord,” and against their godly father whose voice of rebuke they scorned. With hardening hearts they were suddenly destroyed. Their terrible transgression seemed to be beyond the limit of divine forgiveness.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Try Bible Gateway Plus, a brand-new service that lets you experience Bible Gateway free of banner ads! It also gives you instant access to over 40 Bible study and inspirational devotional books, including the NIV Study Bible. With Bible Gateway Plus, you can experience and understand God's Word in life-changing new ways, without the distraction of ads. Try it free for 30 days—you can cancel at any time. Following your 30-day free trial, Bible Gateway Plus is only $3.99/month.