I chose2 your father out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense,3 and to wear an ephod4 in my presence. I also gave your father's house all the offerings5 made with fire by the Israelites.
Why do youa scorn my sacrifice and offering6 that I prescribed for my dwelling?7 Why do you honor your sons more than me by fattening yourselves on the choice parts of every offering made by my people Israel?'
"Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: 'I promised that your house and your father's house would minister before me forever.8' But now the LORD declares: 'Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor,9 but those who despise10 me will be disdained.11
Then everyone left in your family line will come and bow down before him for a piece of silver and a crust of bread and plead,21 "Appoint me to some priestly office so I can have food to eat.22" ' "