While doing some reading today, I came across this passage: 1Sa 2:33 And the man of thine, whom I shall not cut off from mine altar, shall be to consume thine eyes, and to grieve thine heart: and all the increase of thine house shall die in the flower of their age. 1Sa 2:34 And this shall be a sign unto thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; in one day they shall die both of them. It seems as if God place a generational curse on Eli's decendants to the effect that all the males would die young. Are we ever given any record that God enforced this curse? Other than the fact that both his sons died on the same day, I can't seem to remember any other mention of this curse. Second question comes from this verse: 1Sa 3:1 And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision. What does it mean by "open vision"?