Malachi 2:1

Additional Warning to the Priests

1 “And now, you priests, this warning is for you.

Malachi 2:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
ESV
1 "And now, O priests, this command is for you.
NLT
1 “Listen, you priests—this command is for you!
MSG
1 "And now this indictment, you priests!
CSB
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 “And now, you priests, this warning is for you.
2 If you do not listen, and if you do not resolve to honor my name,” says the LORD Almighty, “I will send a curse on you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have already cursed them, because you have not resolved to honor me.
3 “Because of you I will rebuke your descendants ; I will smear on your faces the dung from your festival sacrifices, and you will be carried off with it.
4 And you will know that I have sent you this warning so that my covenant with Levi may continue,” says the LORD Almighty.
5 “My covenant was with him, a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to him; this called for reverence and he revered me and stood in awe of my name.

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