Malachi 2
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1“And now, to you [is] this charge, O priests, 2If you do not listen, and if you do not lay [it] to heart, "" To give glory to My Name,” said YHWH of Hosts, "" “I have sent the curse against you, "" And I have cursed your blessings, "" Indeed, I have also cursed it, "" Because you are not laying [it] to heart. 3Behold, I am pushing away the seed before you, "" And have scattered dung before your faces, "" Dung of your festivals, "" And it has taken you away with it. 4And you have known that I have sent this charge to you, "" For My covenant being with Levi,” said YHWH of Hosts. 5“My covenant has been of life and of peace with him, "" And I make them a fear to him, and he fears Me, "" And because of My Name he has been frightened. 6The law of truth has been in his mouth, "" And perverseness has not been found in his lips, "" In peace and in uprightness he walked with Me, "" And he brought back many from iniquity. 7For the lips of a priest preserve knowledge, "" And they seek law from his mouth, "" For he [is] a messenger of YHWH of Hosts. 8And you, you have turned from the way, "" You have caused many to stumble in the Law, "" You have corrupted the covenant of Levi,” said YHWH of Hosts. 9“And I also, I have made you despised and low before all the people, "" Because you are not keeping My ways, "" And are accepting by superficial things in the Law.”

10Have we not all one Father? Has not our God created us? Why do we deal treacherously, "" Each against his brother, "" To defile the covenant of our fathers? 11Judah has dealt treacherously, "" And abomination has been done in Israel and in Jerusalem, "" For Judah has defiled the holy thing of YHWH that He has loved, "" And has married the daughter of a strange god. 12YHWH cuts off the man who does it, "" Tempter and tempted—from the tents of Jacob, "" Even he who is bringing a present near to YHWH of Hosts.

13And you do this a second time, "" Covering the altar of YHWH with tears, "" With weeping and groaning, "" Because there is no more turning to the present, "" Or receiving of a pleasing thing from your hand. 14And you have said, “Why?” Because YHWH has testified between you "" And the wife of your youth, "" That you have dealt treacherously against her, "" And she [is] your companion, and your covenant-wife. 15And He did not make one [only], "" And a remnant of the Spirit [is] for him. And what [is] the one [alone]! He is seeking a godly seed. And you have been watchful over your spirit, "" And with the wife of your youth, "" None deal treacherously. 16“For He hates sending away,” said YHWH, God of Israel, "" “And he [who] has covered violence with his clothing,” said YHWH of Hosts, "" “And you have been watchful over your spirit, "" And you do not deal treacherously.”

17You have wearied YHWH with your words, "" And you have said, “In what have we wearied Him?” In your saying, “Every evildoer [is] good in the eyes of YHWH, "" And He is delighting in them,” "" Or, “Where [is] the God of judgment?”

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