And if the man said to him, “Let the fat first be turned into smoke-perfume, yes, smoke-perfume, and then take as much as your soul craves,” then he would say, “No, but you must give it to me now, and if not I will take it by force.” Bible

“Let the fat first be turned into smoke-perfume.” Many of the worshippers knew enough of the Law of Moses to know that what the priests were doing was not according to the Law, but the priests would have had a small army of priests and Levites at the Tabernacle and had the manpower to bully the worshippers.

Commentary for: 1 Samuel 2:16