Malachi 2:8
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New International Version
But you have turned from the way and by your teaching have caused many to stumble; you have violated the covenant with Levi," says the LORD Almighty.

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
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 Jehovah of hosts.

World English Bible
But you have turned aside out of the way. You have caused many to stumble in the law. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi," says Yahweh of Armies.

Young's Literal Translation
And ye, ye have turned from the way, Ye have caused many to stumble in the law, Ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, Said Jehovah of Hosts.

Malachi 2:8 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But ye are departed out of the way - Ye are become impure yourselves, and ye have led others into iniquity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ye are.

Psalm 18:21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Psalm 119:102 I have not departed from your judgments: for you have taught me.

Isaiah 30:11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

Isaiah 59:13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt...

Jeremiah 17:5,13 Thus said the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD...

Ezekiel 44:10 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols...

Daniel 9:5,6 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled...

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

ye have caused.

Malachi 2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as you have not kept my ways...

1 Samuel 2:17,24,30 Why the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD...

Isaiah 9:16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.

Jeremiah 18:15 Because my people has forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity...

Jeremiah 23:11-15 For both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I found their wickedness, said the LORD...

Matthew 15:2-5 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread...

Luke 11:45,46 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said to him, Master, thus saying you reproach us also...

Romans 2:19-24 And are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness...

Romans 14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak.

stumble at. or, fall in. ye have corrupted.

Malachi 2:5,10 My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear with which he feared me, and was afraid before my name...

Leviticus 21:15 Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the LORD do sanctify him.

Nehemiah 13:29 Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

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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
Numbers 25:12
Therefore tell him I am making my covenant of peace with him.

Numbers 25:13
He and his descendants will have a covenant of a lasting priesthood, because he was zealous for the honor of his God and made atonement for the Israelites."

Nehemiah 13:29
Remember them, my God, because they defiled the priestly office and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites.

Jeremiah 2:8
The priests did not ask, 'Where is the LORD?' Those who deal with the law did not know me; the leaders rebelled against me. The prophets prophesied by Baal, following worthless idols.

Jeremiah 18:15
Yet my people have forgotten me; they burn incense to worthless idols, which made them stumble in their ways, in the ancient paths. They made them walk in byways, on roads not built up.

Ezekiel 44:10
"'The Levites who went far from me when Israel went astray and who wandered from me after their idols must bear the consequences of their sin.

Hosea 4:6
my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.

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