Malachi 2:1-8 NIV

Additional Warning to the Priests

1 “And now, you priests, this warning is for you.

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    • 1 2:1 - ver 7
      2 If you do not listen, and if you do not resolve to honor my name,” says the LORD Almighty, “I will send a curse on you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have already cursed them, because you have not resolved to honor me.

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      3 “Because of you I will rebuke your descendantsa ; I will smear on your faces the dung from your festival sacrifices, and you will be carried off with it.

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        • b 2:3 - Or "will blight your grain"
          4 And you will know that I have sent you this warning so that my covenant with Levi may continue,” says the LORD Almighty.

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          5 “My covenant was with him, a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to him; this called for reverence and he revered me and stood in awe of my name.

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          6 True instruction was in his mouth and nothing false was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many from sin.

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          7 “For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, because he is the messenger of the LORD Almighty and people seek instruction from his mouth.

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          8 But you have turned from the way and by your teaching have caused many to stumble; you have violated the covenant with Levi,” says the LORD Almighty.

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