1 Samuel 2:27-36Konteks
2:27 A man of God came to Eli and said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Did I not plainly 1 reveal myself to your ancestor’s 2 house when they were in Egypt in the house of Pharaoh? 2:28 I chose your ancestor 3 from all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer sacrifice on my altar, to burn incense, and to bear the ephod before me. I gave to your ancestor’s house all the fire offerings made by the Israelites. 2:29 Why are you 4 scorning my sacrifice and my offering that I commanded for my dwelling place? 5 You have honored your sons more than you have me by having made yourselves fat from the best parts of all the offerings of my people Israel.’
2:30 Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, says, ‘I really did say 6 that your house and your ancestor’s house would serve 7 me forever.’ But now the Lord says, ‘May it never be! 8 For I will honor those who honor me, but those who despise me will be cursed! 2:31 In fact, days are coming when I will remove your strength 9 and the strength 10 of your father’s house. There will not be an old man in your house! 2:32 You will see trouble in my dwelling place! 11 Israel will experience blessings, 12 but there will not be an old man in your 13 house for all time. 14 2:33 Any one of you that I do not cut off from my altar, I will cause your 15 eyes to fail 16 and will cause you grief. 17 All of those born to your family 18 will die in the prime of life. 19 2:34 This will be a confirming sign for you that will be fulfilled through your two sons, 20 Hophni and Phinehas: in a single day they both will die! 2:35 Then I will raise up for myself a faithful priest. He will do what is in my heart and soul. I will build for him a secure dynasty 21 and he will serve my chosen one for all time. 22 2:36 Everyone who remains in your house will come to bow before him for a little money 23 and for a scrap of bread. Each will say, ‘Assign me to a priestly task so I can eat a scrap of bread.’”
[2:29] 4 tc The MT has a plural “you” here, but the LXX and a Qumran
[2:29] 5 tn Heb “which I commanded, dwelling place.” The noun is functioning as an adverbial accusative in relation to the verb. Since God’s dwelling place/sanctuary is in view, the pronoun “my” is supplied in the translation.
[2:33] 16 tn Heb “to cause your eyes to fail.” Elsewhere this verb, when used of eyes, refers to bloodshot eyes resulting from weeping, prolonged staring, or illness (see Lev 26:16; Pss 69:3; 119:82; Lam 2:11; 4:17).
[2:33] 19 tc The text is difficult. The MT literally says “they will die [as] men.” Apparently the meaning is that they will be cut off in the prime of their life without reaching old age. The LXX and a Qumran