18 Then they said, (A)“Come, let us make plots against Jeremiah, (B)for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. (C)Come, let us strike him with the tongue, and let us not pay attention to any of his words.”

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For (A)the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people[a] should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 2:7 Hebrew they

20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law (A)the embodiment of (B)knowledge and truth—

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