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Malachi 2:7-9 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

For a priest’s lips preserve knowledge,
    and instruction is to be sought from his mouth,
    because he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.
But you have turned aside from the way,
    and have caused many to stumble by your instruction;
You have corrupted the covenant of Levi,[a]
    says the Lord of hosts.
I, therefore, have made you contemptible
    and base before all the people,
For you do not keep my ways,
    but show partiality in your instruction.


  1. 2:8 The covenant of Levi: not mentioned elsewhere in the Bible. The covenant with Phinehas the grandson of Aaron (Nm 25:11–13) and the Blessing of Levi (Dt 33:8–11) may lie in the background.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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