MALACHI 2:1-9 ADMONITION FOR THE PRIESTS!
ADMONITION FOR THE PRIESTS!
1-"And now this admonition is for you, O priests.
2-If you do not listen, and if you do not set your heart
to honor my name," says the Lord Almighty," I
will send a curse upon you, and I will curse your
blessings.Yes, I have already cursed them, because
you have not set your heart to honor me.
3" Because of you I will rebuke your descendants,
I will spread on your faces the offal from your festival
sacrifices, an you will be carried off with it.
4-And you will know that I have sent you this
admonition 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 my awe of my name.
6-True instruction was i his mouth and nouthing false
was found on his lips.He walked with me in peace and
uprightness, and turned many from sin.
7-" For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge,
and from his mouth men should seek instruction because
he is the messenger of the Lord Almighty.
8-But you have turned from the way and by your teachings
have caused many to stumble; you have violated the
covenant with Levi," says the Lord Almighty.
9-" So I have caused you to be despised and humiliated
before allpeople, because you have not followed my ways
but you have shown partiality in matters of the law."