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Malachi 2:4

    Malachi 2:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall know that I have sent this commandment to you, that my covenant might be with Levi, said the LORD of hosts.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant may be with Levi, saith Jehovah of hosts.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And you will be certain that I have sent this order to you, so that it might be my agreement with Levi, says the Lord of armies.

    Webster's Revision

    And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant may be with Levi, saith Jehovah of hosts.

    World English Bible

    You will know that I have sent this commandment to you, that my covenant may be with Levi," says Yahweh of Armies.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

    Clarke's Commentary on Malachi 2:4

    This commandment - That in the first verse; to drive such priests from his presence and his service.

    That my covenant might be with Levi - I gave the priesthood and the service of my altar to that tribe.

    Barnes' Notes on Malachi 2:4

    And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you: - this, which He had just uttered. They who believe not God when threatening, know that He is in earnest and not to be trifled with, through His punishing. "That My covenant might be with Levi." God willed to punish those who at that time rebelled against Him, that He might spare those who should come after them. He chastened the fathers, who showed their contempt toward Him, that their sons, taking warning thereby, might not be cut off. He continues to say, what the covenant was, which He willed still to be, if they would repent.