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Malachi 2

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1 So for you priests, this commandment is:
2 if you don’t obey and if you don’t take it to your heart to give glory to My name, says the Lord of hosts, I will send a curse on you and curse your blessings, and curse you already, because you do not want to attach hearts to that.
3 Behold, I will take your shoulder from you, and I will spread the litter on your faces, the litter of your holiday victims, and they will throw you out with it.
4 And you will know that I gave this commandment to keep My covenant with Levi, says the Lord of hosts.
5 My covenant with him was [a covenant] of life and peace, and I gave it to him for fear, and he was afraid of Me and reverent in my name.
6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his tongue; in peace and truth he walked with me and turned many away from sin.
7 For the lips of the priest must keep knowledge, and they seek the law from his mouth, because he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.
eight But you have deviated from this path, for many you have served as a temptation to the law, destroyed the Levi's covenant, says the Lord of hosts.
nine For this I will make you despicable and humiliated in front of the whole people, since you do not keep My ways, and you have obedience in the affairs of the law.

ten Is not all of us the Father? Wasn't God alone creating us? Why do we treacherously act against each other, violating the covenant of our fathers?
eleven Judah is treacherous, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judas humbled the holy thing of the Lord, which he loved, and married the daughter of another god.
12 The one who does this will be destroyed by the Lord from the tents of Jacob, watching and answering, and offering a sacrifice to the LORD of hosts.
13 And here's what you do: you force the tears of the Lord to sob and cry, so that He no longer looks at the offering and does not accept the propitious sacrifice from your hands.
fourteen You say: `for what? Because the Lord was a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you acted treacherously, while she is your friend and your lawful wife.
fifteen But did not one do the same, and an excellent spirit dwelt in him? what did this one do? he desired to receive offspring from God. So take care of your spirit, and do not act treacherously against the wife of your youth.
16 If you hate her, let her go, says the Lord God of Israel; resentment will cover his clothes, says the Lord of hosts; therefore observe your spirit, and do not act treacherously.
17 You anger the Lord with your words and say: `how do we anger Him? ' That you say: `everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he favors such ', or:` `where is the God of justice?' '

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