And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.||
(2:2) "If ye will not ... give glory unto my name ... I will even send a curse upon you." |
Give glory to God or he will curse you.
"Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon
Is every word of God pure?
What the Bible says about God
"And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you."
When God spreads dung
upon your face, you'll know where it came from.
(2:5) "He feared me, and was afraid before my name."
Should we fear God?
If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory
unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you,
and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
Behold, I will corrupt
your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn
feasts; and one shall take you away with it.
|2:4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my
covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the
fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name.
The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips:
he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.
For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law
at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the
law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.||
Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the
people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the
"I also made you contemptible and base before all the people."
Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal
treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of
Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel
and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he
loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.||
"Judah ... hath married the daughter of a strange god."
|2:12 The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar,
out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the
LORD of hosts.||
And this have ye done again, 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.||
Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and
the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is
she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.||
And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And
wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your
spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the
wife of his youth.||
(2:15) "Let none deal treacherously against the
wife of his youth."
For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for
one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore
take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.||
Ye have wearied the LORD with
your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we
wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of
the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?
(2:17) "Ye have wearied the LORD with your words."