22 Now Eli was very old; and he heard everything his sons did to all Israel, 1 and how they lay with n the women who assembled at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 23 So he said to them, "Why do you do such things? For I hear of your evil dealings from all the people. 24 "No, my sons! For it is not a good report that I hear. You make the LORD's people transgress. 25 "If one man sins against another, o God 2 will judge him. But if a man p sins against the LORD, who will intercede for him?" Nevertheless they did not heed the voice of their father, q because the LORD desired to kill them.
26 And the child Samuel r grew in stature, and s in favor both with the LORD and men.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.