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Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:30 God of Israel saith. See Exodus 29:9; Numbers 25:13.

2:30 lightly esteemed. This judgment (I Samuel 2:30-33) indicates that the priestly line descended from Eli would eventually be terminated. This prophecy was finally carried out when Solomon banished Abiathar and replaced him with Zadok (I Kings 2:27). See also I Samuel 3:12.

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