Malachi 2:1-9 NAS

Priests to Be Disciplined

1 "And now this commandment is for you, O priests.

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      2 "If you do 1not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to give honor to My name," says the LORD of hosts, "then I will send the 2curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; and indeed, I have 3cursed them already, because you are not taking it to heart.

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      3 "Behold, I am going to 4rebuke your aoffspring, and I will 5spread brefuse on your faces, the crefuse of your 6feasts; and you will be taken away dwith it.

      References for Malachi 2:3

        • r 2:3 - Lit "seed"
        • s 2:3 - Or "vomit"
        • t 2:3 - Or "vomit"
        • u 2:3 - Lit "to"
          4 "Then you will know that I have sent this commandment to you, ethat My 7covenant may fcontinue with Levi," says the LORD of hosts.

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            • v 2:4 - Or "to be My covenant with"
            • w 2:4 - Lit "be"
              5 "My covenant with him was one of life and 8peace, and I gave them to him as an object of greverence; so he h9revered Me and stood in awe of My name.

              References for Malachi 2:5

                • x 2:5 - Or "fear"
                • y 2:5 - Or "feared"
                  6 "i10True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked 11with Me in peace and uprightness, and he 12turned many back from iniquity.

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                  7 "For the lips of a priest should preserve 13knowledge, and jmen should 14seek kinstruction from his mouth; for he is the 15messenger of the LORD of hosts.

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                  8 "But as for you, you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to 16stumble lby the instruction; you have m17corrupted the covenant of Levi," says the LORD of hosts.

                  References for Malachi 2:8

                    • } 2:8 - Or "in the law"
                    • ~ 2:8 - Or "violated"
                      9 "So 18I also have made you despised and 19abased nbefore all the people, just * as you are not keeping My ways but are showing 20partiality * in the oinstruction.

                      References for Malachi 2:9

                        •  2:9 - Lit "to"
                        • € 2:9 - Or "law"