Malachi 2:2-12 NIV

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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      9 “So I have caused you to be despised and humiliated before all the people, because you have not followed my ways but have shown partiality in matters of the law.”

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      10 Do we not all have one Fatherb ? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our ancestors by being unfaithful to one another?

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      11 Judah has been unfaithful. A detestable thing has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem: Judah has desecrated the sanctuary the LORD loves by marrying women who worship a foreign god.

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      12 As for the man who does this, whoever he may be, may the LORD remove him from the tents of Jacobc —even though he brings an offering to the LORD Almighty.

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        • d 2:12 - Or 12"May the " Lord"remove from the tents of Jacob anyone who gives testimony in behalf of the man who does this"