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2 And now, aO ye priests, this commandment is for you.
To give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of hosts,
Yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not clay it to heart.
4 And ye shall know that I have sent mthis commandment unto you,
That nmy covenant might be with Levi, saith the Lord of hosts.
And I gave them to him pfor the fear wherewith he feared me,
And was afraid before my name.
6 qThe law of truth was in his mouth,
And iniquity was not found in his lips:
He walked with me in peace and requity,
And sdid turn many away from iniquity.
And tthey should seek the law at his mouth:
For he is vthe messenger of the Lord of hosts.
Ye have corrupted nthe covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts.
9 Therefore xhave I also made you contemptible and base before all the people,
yAccording as ye have not kept my ways,
10 aHave we not all one father?
bHath not one God created us?
Why do we cdeal treacherously every man against his brother,
dBy profaning the covenant of our fathers?
11 Judah hath cdealt treacherously,
And an abomination is committed in eIsrael and in Jerusalem;
Out of the tabernacles of Jacob,
And nhim that offereth an offering unto the Lord of hosts.
Covering the altar of the Lord with tears, with weeping, and with crying out,
Insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more,
Or receiveth it with good will at your hand.
14 oYet ye say, Wherefore?
Against whom thou hast cdealt treacherously:
uTherefore take heed to your spirit,
For one covereth violence wwith his garment, saith the Lord of hosts:
oYet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him?
yWhen ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord,
And zhe delighteth in them;
Or, aWhere is the God of judgment?
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