1 Samuel 2:29

Why trample you on my sacrifice and on my offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honor your sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chief of all the offerings of Israel my people?
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Away, by scandalizing the people, and causing them to neglect offering the appointed victims. (Haydock) To eat. Heli seems to have refrained from divesting his sons of their high office, that the riches of his family might not be impaired. (Calmet) Avarice is the root of many evils, and those who seek to become rich fall into many snares. Poverty soon overtook the descendants of Heli, while the immediate perpetrators of the wickedness were punished with death. (Haydock)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
Sometimes, though, greater evil ensues when in the case of wicked persons a policy of equality is adhered to rather than of discipline. Eli, for example, overcome by misguided affection and unwilling to chastise his delinquent sons, struck both himself and his sons before the strict judge with a cruel sentence, for the divine utterance was, “You have honored your sons rather than me.” - "Pastoral Care 2.6"

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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