Malachi 2:4-8 NIV

4 And you will know that I have sent you this admonition so that my covenant with Levi1 may continue," says the LORD Almighty.

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5 "My covenant was with him, a covenant2 of life and peace,3 and I gave them to him; this called for reverence4 and he revered me and stood in awe of my name.

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6 True instruction5 was in his mouth and nothing false was found on his lips. He walked6 with me in peace7 and uprightness,8 and turned many from sin.9

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7 "For the lips of a priest10 ought to preserve knowledge, and from his mouth men should seek instruction11--because he is the messenger12 of the LORD Almighty.

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8 But you have turned from the way13 and by your teaching have caused many to stumble;14 you have violated the covenant15 with Levi,"16 says the LORD Almighty.

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