Now Eli, who was very old, heard about everything1 his sons were doing to all Israel and how they slept with the women2 who served at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
So he said to them, "Why do you do such things? I hear from all the people about these wicked deeds of yours.
No, my sons; it is not a good report that I hear spreading among the LORD's people.
If a man sins against another man, Goda may mediate for him; but if a man sins against the LORD, who will3 intercede4 for him?" His sons, however, did not listen to their father's rebuke, for it was the LORD's will to put them to death.