For the Priest’s [a]lips should preserve knowledge, and they should seek the Law at his mouth: for he is the [b]messenger of the Lord of hosts.

But ye are gone out of the way: ye have caused many to fall by the Law: ye have broken the covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts.

Therefore have I also made you to be despised, and vile before all the people, because ye kept not my ways, but have been partial in the Law.

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 2:7 He is as the treasure house of God’s word, and ought to give to everyone according to their necessity, and not to reserve it for himself.
  2. Malachi 2:7 Showing that whosoever doth not declare God’s will, is not his messenger, and Priest.

“For the lips of a priest(A) ought to preserve knowledge, because he is the messenger(B) of the Lord Almighty and people seek instruction from his mouth.(C) But you have turned from the way(D) and by your teaching have caused many to stumble;(E) you have violated the covenant(F) with Levi,”(G) says the Lord Almighty. “So I have caused you to be despised(H) and humiliated(I) before all the people, because you have not followed my ways but have shown partiality(J) in matters of the law.”(K)

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