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1 Samuel 2

1 Sam. 2:12 KJV (With Strong’s)

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Now the sons
ben (Hebrew #1121)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like 1, 251, etc.))
KJV usage: + afflicted, age, (Ahoh-) (Ammon-) (Hachmon-) (Lev-)ite, (anoint-)ed one, appointed to, (+) arrow, (Assyr-) (Babylon-) (Egypt-) (Grec-)ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, X came up in, child, colt, X common, X corn, daughter, X of first, + firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, X in, + kid, + lamb, (+) man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+) people, + rebel, + robber, X servant born, X soldier, son, + spark, + steward, + stranger, X surely, them of, + tumultuous one, + valiant(-est), whelp, worthy, young (one), youth.
Pronounce: bane
Origin: from {SI 11129}1129{/SI}
of Eli
`Eliy (Hebrew #5941)
lofty; Eli, an Israelite high-priest
KJV usage: Eli.
Pronounce: ay-lee'
Origin: from 5927
were sons
ben (Hebrew #1121)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like 1, 251, etc.))
KJV usage: + afflicted, age, (Ahoh-) (Ammon-) (Hachmon-) (Lev-)ite, (anoint-)ed one, appointed to, (+) arrow, (Assyr-) (Babylon-) (Egypt-) (Grec-)ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, X came up in, child, colt, X common, X corn, daughter, X of first, + firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, X in, + kid, + lamb, (+) man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+) people, + rebel, + robber, X servant born, X soldier, son, + spark, + steward, + stranger, X surely, them of, + tumultuous one, + valiant(-est), whelp, worthy, young (one), youth.
Pronounce: bane
Origin: from {SI 11129}1129{/SI}
of Belial
bliya`al (Hebrew #1100)
without profit, worthlessness; by extension, destruction, wickedness (often in connection with 376, 802, 1121, etc.)
KJV usage: Belial, evil, naughty, ungodly (men), wicked.
Pronounce: bel-e-yah'-al
Origin: from 1097 and 3276
; they knew
yada` (Hebrew #3045)
to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) (as follow)
KJV usage: acknowledge, acquaintance(-ted with), advise, answer, appoint, assuredly, be aware, (un-)awares, can(-not), certainly, comprehend, consider, X could they, cunning, declare, be diligent, (can, cause to) discern, discover, endued with, familiar friend, famous, feel, can have, be (ig-)norant, instruct, kinsfolk, kinsman, (cause to let, make) know, (come to give, have, take) knowledge, have (knowledge), (be, make, make to be, make self) known, + be learned, + lie by man, mark, perceive, privy to, X prognosticator, regard, have respect, skilful, shew, can (man of) skill, be sure, of a surety, teach, (can) tell, understand, have (understanding), X will be, wist, wit, wot.
Pronounce: yaw-dah'
Origin: a primitive root
notp the Lord
Yhovah (Hebrew #3068)
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God
KJV usage: Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069.
Pronounce: yeh-ho-vaw'
Origin: from 1961
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the sons.
Hos. 4:6‑9• 6My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; for thou hast rejected knowledge, and I will reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.
7As they were multiplied, so they sinned against me: I will change their glory into shame.
8They eat the sin of my people, and their soul longeth for their iniquity.
9And it shall be as the people so the priest; and I will visit their ways upon them, and recompense to them their doings;
(Hos. 4:6‑9)
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Mal. 2:1‑9• 1And now, ye priests, this commandment is for you.
2If ye do not hear, and if ye do not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith Jehovah of hosts, I will even send the curse among you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have already cursed them, because ye do not lay it to heart.
3Behold, I will rebuke your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, the dung of your feasts; and they shall take you away with it.
4And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith Jehovah of hosts.
5My covenant with him was of life and peace, and I gave them to him that he might fear; and he feared me, and trembled before my name.
6The law of truth was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity.
7For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and at his mouth they seek the law; for he is the messenger of Jehovah of hosts.
8But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith Jehovah of hosts.
9And I also have made you contemptible and base before all the people, because ye have not kept my ways, but have respect of persons in administering the law.
(Mal. 2:1‑9)
sons of Belial.
1 Sam. 10:27• 27But the children of Belial said, How should this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no gifts. But he was as one deaf. (1 Sam. 10:27)
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1 Sam. 25:17• 17And now know and consider what thou wilt do, for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household; and he is such a son of Belial, that one cannot speak to him. (1 Sam. 25:17)
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Deut. 13:13• 13There are men, children of Belial, gone out from among you, and they have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, whom ye have not known; (Deut. 13:13)
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Judg. 19:22• 22They were making their hearts merry, when behold, the men of the city, sons of Belial, surrounded the house, beating at the door; and they spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thy house, that we may know him. (Judg. 19:22)
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1 Kings 21:10,13• 10and set two men, sons of Belial, before him, and they shall bear witness against him saying, Thou didst curse God and the king; and carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.
13And there came the two men, sons of Belial, and sat before him; and the men of Belial witnessed against him, against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth blasphemed God and the king. And they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
(1 Kings 21:10,13)
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2 Cor. 6:15• 15and what consent of Christ with Beliar, or what part for a believer along with an unbeliever? (2 Cor. 6:15)
knew.
1 Sam. 3:7• 7Now Samuel did not yet know Jehovah, neither had the word of Jehovah yet been revealed to him. (1 Sam. 3:7)
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Judg. 2:10• 10And also all that generation were gathered to their fathers; and there arose another generation after them, which knew not Jehovah, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel. (Judg. 2:10)
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Jer. 2:8• 8The priests said not, Where is Jehovah? and they that handled the law knew me not; and the shepherds transgressed against me; and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit. (Jer. 2:8)
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Jer. 22:16• 16He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Was not this to know me? saith Jehovah. (Jer. 22:16)
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John 8:55• 55And ye know him not; but I know him; and if I said, I know him not, I should be like you, a liar. But I know him, and I keep his word. (John 8:55)
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John 16:3• 3and these things they will do because they have not known the Father nor me. (John 16:3)
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John 17:3• 3And this is the eternal life, that they should know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3)
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Rom. 1:21,28‑30• 21Because, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but fell into folly in their thoughts, and their heart without understanding was darkened:
28And according as they did not think good to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind to practise unseemly things;
29being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil dispositions; whisperers,
30back-biters, hateful to God, insolent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
(Rom. 1:21,28‑30)
 Immediately after this testimony from God upon which faith might rest, the inward state of the people is revealed, and the iniquity of the priesthood, which should have been the instrument for cleansing this iniquity of the people. (1 Samuel 2 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

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Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not Jehovah.