Malachi 2:1

Warning to the Priests

1 "Therefore, this decree is for you priests:

Malachi 2:1 Meaning and Commentary

Malachi 2:1

And now, O ye priests
That despised and profaned the name of the Lord; that suffered such corrupt and illegal sacrifices to be brought and offered up: this commandment [is] for you:
of giving glory to the name of God; of taking care of his worship; of teaching the people knowledge, and directing them in the way in which they should walk; as follows:

Malachi 2:1 In-Context

1 "Therefore, this decree is for you priests:
2 If you don't listen, and if you don't take it to heart to honor My name," says the Lord of Hosts, "I will send a curse among you, and I will curse your blessings. In fact, I have already begun to curse them because you are not taking it to heart.
3 "Look, I am going to rebuke your descendants, and I will spread animal waste over your faces, the waste from your festival sacrifices, and you will be taken away with it.
4 Then you will know that I sent you this decree so My covenant with Levi may continue," says the Lord of Hosts.
5 "My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave these to him; it called for reverence, and he revered Me and stood in awe of My name.