I will put an end to your family, so it will no longer serve as my priests. All the members of your family will die before their time. None will live to a ripe old age.
You will watch with envy as I pour out prosperity on the people of Israel. But no members of your family will ever live out their days.
Those who are left alive will live in sadness and grief, and their children will die a violent death. a34
And to prove that what I have said will come true, I will cause your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, to die on the same day!
"Then I will raise up a faithful priest who will serve me and do what I tell him to do. I will bless his descendants, and his family will be priests to my anointed kings forever.
Then all of your descendants will bow before his descendants, begging for money and food. 'Please,' they will say, 'give us jobs among the priests so we will have enough to eat.'"
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)