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Malachi 2:1
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"And now this commandment is for you, O priests.
Malachi 2:2
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If you do (a)not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to give honor to My name," says the Lord of hosts, "then I will send the (b)curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; and indeed, I have (c)cursed them already, because you are not taking it to heart.
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Malachi 2:3
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Behold, I am going to (d)rebuke your [a]offspring, and I will (e)spread [b]refuse on your faces, the [c]refuse of your (f)feasts; and you will be taken away [d]with it.
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Malachi 2:4
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Then you will know that I have sent this commandment to you, [e]that My (g)covenant may [f]continue with Levi," says the Lord of hosts.
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Malachi 2:5
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"My covenant with him was one of life and (h)peace, and I gave them to him as an object of [g]reverence; so he [h](i)revered Me and stood in awe of My name.
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Malachi 2:6
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[i](j)True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked (k)with Me in peace and uprightness, and he (l)turned many back from iniquity.
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Malachi 2:7
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For the lips of a priest should preserve (m)knowledge, and [j]men should (n)seek [k]instruction from his mouth; for he is the (o)messenger of the Lord of hosts.
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Malachi 2:8
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But as for you, you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to (p)stumble [l]by the instruction; you have [m](q)corrupted the covenant of Levi," says the Lord of hosts.
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Malachi 2:9
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"So (r)I also have made you despised and (s)abased [n]before all the people, just as you are not keeping My ways but are showing (t)partiality in the [o]instruction.
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