Malachi 2:6
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New International Version
True instruction was in his mouth and nothing false was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many from sin.

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
The law of truth was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity.

World English Bible
The law of truth was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many away from iniquity.

Young's Literal Translation
The law of truth hath been in his mouth, And perverseness hath not been found in his lips, In peace and in uprightness he walked with Me, And many he brought back from iniquity.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The law of truth was in his mouth - See the qualifications of Levi:

1. "He feared me;" he was my sincere worshipper.

2. "He was afraid;" he acted as in the presence of a just and holy God, and acted conscientiously in all that he did.

3. "My law of truth was ever in his mouth;" by this he directed his own conduct and that of others.

4. "No iniquity;" nothing contrary to justice and equity ever proceeded "from his lips."

5. "He walked with me in peace;" he lived in such a way as to keep up union with me.

6. "He did turn many away from iniquity;" by his upright administration, faithful exhortations, and pious walk, he became the instrument of converting many sinners.

This character suits every genuine minister of God. And as the priest's lips should preserve knowledge, so the people should seek "the law at his mouth;" for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts, Malachi 2:7.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

law.

Psalm 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment.

Ezekiel 44:23,24 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean...

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you...

Matthew 22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true...

Mark 12:14 And when they were come, they say to him, Master, we know that you are true, and care for no man: for you regard not the person of men...

Luke 20:21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that you say and teach rightly, neither accept you the person of any...

2 Timothy 2:15,16 Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth...

Titus 1:7-9 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker...

Revelation 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

he walked.

Genesis 5:21-24 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah...

Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me...

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

and did.

Jeremiah 23:22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way...

Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament...

Luke 1:16,17 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God...

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

1 Thessalonians 1:9,10 For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had to you...

James 5:19,20 Brothers, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him...

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The Covenant of an Everlasting Priesthood
"That My covenant might be with Levi. 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."--MAL. ii. 4-6. ISRAEL was meant by God to be a nation of priests. In the first making of the Covenant this was distinctly stipulated. "If ye will obey My voice, and keep My covenant,
Andrew Murray—The Two Covenants

Whether the Reason for Divorce was Hatred for the Wife?
Objection 1: It would seem that the reason for divorce was hatred for the wife. For it is written (Malachi 2:16): "When thou shalt hate her put her away." Therefore, etc. Objection 2: Further, it is written (Dt. 24:1): "If . . . she find not favor in his eyes, for some uncleanness," etc. Therefore the same conclusion follows as before. Objection 3: On the contrary, Barrenness and fornication are more opposed to marriage than hatred. Therefore they ought to have been reasons for divorce rather than
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

The Secret Walk with God (ii).
He that would to others give Let him take from Jesus still; They who deepest in Him live Flow furthest at His will. I resume the rich subject of Secret Devotion, Secret Communion with God. Not that I wish to enter in detail on either the theory or the practice of prayer in secret; as I have attempted to do already in a little book which I may venture here to mention, Secret Prayer. My aim at present, as I talk to my younger Brethren in the Ministry, is far rather to lay all possible stress on
Handley C. G. Moule—To My Younger Brethren

Lessons for Worship and for Work
'Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. 2. Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth; therefore let thy words be few. 3. For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words. 4. When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for He hath
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Revelation 14:5
No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.

Genesis 5:22
After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters.

Deuteronomy 33:8
About Levi he said: "Your Thummim and Urim belong to your faithful servant. You tested him at Massah; you contended with him at the waters of Meribah.

Deuteronomy 33:9
He said of his father and mother, 'I have no regard for them.' He did not recognize his brothers or acknowledge his own children, but he watched over your word and guarded your covenant.

Psalm 37:37
Consider the blameless, observe the upright; a future awaits those who seek peace.

Psalm 119:142
Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.

Psalm 119:151
Yet you are near, LORD, and all your commands are true.

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