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Malachi 2:7 NLT

7 “The words of a priest’s lips should preserve knowledge of God, and people should go to him for instruction, for the priest is the messenger of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.

Study tools for Malachi 2:7

  • a 2:12 - Hebrew from the tents of Jacob. The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.
  • b 2:15 - Or Didn’t the one make us and preserve our life and breath? or Didn’t the one make her, both flesh and spirit? The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
  • c 2:16 - Hebrew For he hates divorcing.
  • d 2:16 - Hebrew to cover one’s garment with violence.