Malachi 2:1
New International Version
“And now, you priests, this warning is for you.

New Living Translation
“Listen, you priests—this command is for you!

English Standard Version
“And now, O priests, this command is for you.

Berean Study Bible
“And now this decree is for you, O priests:

King James Bible
And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.

New King James Version
“And now, O priests, this commandment is for you.

New American Standard Bible
“And now, this commandment is for you, the priests.

NASB 1995
“And now this commandment is for you, O priests.

NASB 1977
“And now, this commandment is for you, O priests.

Amplified Bible
“Now, O priests, this commandment is for you.

Christian Standard Bible
“Therefore, this decree is for you priests:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, this decree is for you priests:

American Standard Version
And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore this commandment is for you Priests

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now, O priests, this commandment is to you.

Contemporary English Version
I, the LORD All-Powerful, have something else to say to you priests.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now, O ye priests, this commandment is to you.

English Revised Version
And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.

Good News Translation
The LORD Almighty says to the priests, "This command is for you:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"And now, you priests, this warning is for you.

International Standard Version
Now this commandment is for you priests:

JPS Tanakh 1917
And now, this commandment Is for you, O ye priests.

Literal Standard Version
“And now, to you [is] this charge, O priests,

NET Bible
"Now, you priests, this commandment is for you.

New Heart English Bible
"Now, you priests, this commandment is for you.

World English Bible
"Now, you priests, this commandment is for you.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, to you is this charge, O priests,

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Warning to Priests
1“And now this decree is for you, O priests: 2If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to honor My name,” says the LORD of Hosts, “I will send a curse among you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have already begun to curse them, because you are not taking it to heart.…

Cross References
Malachi 1:6
"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is your fear of Me?" says the LORD of Hosts to you priests who despise My name. "But you ask, 'How have we despised Your name?'

Malachi 1:14
"But cursed is the deceiver who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but sacrifices a defective animal to the Lord. For I am a great King," says the LORD of Hosts, "and My name is to be feared among the nations.

Malachi 2:2
If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to honor My name," says the LORD of Hosts, "I will send a curse among you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have already begun to curse them, because you are not taking it to heart.


Treasury of Scripture

And now, O you priests, this commandment is for you.

Malachi 1:6
A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

Jeremiah 13:13
Then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land, even the kings that sit upon David's throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with drunkenness.

Lamentations 4:13
For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,









II.

(1-9) The decree against the priests.

(1) Commandment.--Better, decree. (Comp. the use of the verb from which this substantive is derived in Nahum 1:14; Psalm 7:6; Psalm 42:8.)

Verses 1-4. - § 4. For these derelictions of duty the priests are threatened with punishment. Verse 1. - This commandment. The threat or announcement is called a commandment, because God ordains it and imposes its execution on certain instruments. (For the expression, camp. Leviticus 25:21.) The threat is contained in vers. 2, 3.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And now
וְעַתָּ֗ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

this
הַזֹּ֖את (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

decree
הַמִּצְוָ֥ה (ham·miṣ·wāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4687: Commandment

is for you,
אֲלֵיכֶ֛ם (’ă·lê·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

O priests:
הַכֹּהֲנִֽים׃ (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest


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