Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He said to them, “Why do you do such things, the evil things that I hear from all these people?

King James Version

And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.

Holman Bible

He said to them, “Why are you doing these things? I have heard about your evil actions from all these people.

International Standard Version

"Why are you doing these things that I'm hearing about?" he asked his sons, "These reports about your evil deeds are coming from all these people!

A Conservative Version

And he said to them, Why do ye such things? For I hear of your evil dealings from all this people.

American Standard Version

And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings from all this people.

Amplified

Eli said to them, “Why do you do such things, the evil things that I hear from all these people?

Bible in Basic English

And he said to them, Why are you doing such things? for from all this people I get accounts of your evil ways.

Darby Translation

And he said to them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil deeds from all this people.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say to them, Wherefore will ye do according to these words? which I heard very evil words of all this people.

King James 2000

And he said unto them, Why do you such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all these people.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he asked them, "Why are you doing all these things that I am hearing, [namely], your evil dealings with all these people?

Modern King James verseion

And he said to them, Why do you do such things? For I hear of your evil dealings by all the people.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and said unto them, "Why do ye such things? For I hear your wicked deeds of all these people.

NET Bible

He said to them, "Why do you behave in this way? For I hear about these evil things from all these people.

New Heart English Bible

He said to them, "Why do you do such things? for I hear of your evil dealings from all this people.

The Emphasized Bible

So he said to them, Wherefore should ye do such things as these? for I keep hearing of your wicked doings, from all these people.

Webster

And he said to them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.

World English Bible

He said to them, "Why do you do such things? for I hear of your evil dealings from all this people.

Youngs Literal Translation

and he saith to them, 'Why do ye things like these? for I am hearing of your evil words from all the people -- these!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

References

Easton

Hastings

Smith

Eli

Context Readings

Eli Rebukes His Evil Sons

22 Now Eli was very old; and he heard all that his sons were doing to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting. 23 He said to them, “Why do you do such things, the evil things that I hear from all these people? 24 No, my sons; for the report is not good which I hear the Lord’s people circulating.


Cross References

1 Kings 1:6

His father had never crossed him at any time by asking, “Why have you done so?” And he was also a very handsome man, and he was born after Absalom.

Isaiah 3:9

The expression of their faces bears witness against them,
And they display their sin like Sodom;
They do not even conceal it.
Woe to them!
For they have brought evil on themselves.

Jeremiah 3:3

“Therefore the showers have been withheld,
And there has been no spring rain.
Yet you had a harlot’s forehead;
You refused to be ashamed.

Jeremiah 8:12

“Were they ashamed because of the abomination they had done?
They certainly were not ashamed,
And they did not know how to blush;
Therefore they shall fall among those who fall;
At the time of their punishment they shall be brought down,”
Says the Lord.

Acts 9:4

and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”

Acts 14:15

and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.

Philippians 3:19

whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.

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