1 'And now, priests, this commandment is for you.
Mal 1:6 Hos 5:1 Jer 13:13 Lam 4:13
2 If you will not listen, if you will not sincerely resolve to glorify my name, says Yahweh Sabaoth, I shall certainly lay a curse on you and I shall curse your blessing. Indeed I will lay a curse, for none of you makes this resolve.
Mal 3:9 Rev 14:7 1Pet 4:11 Luke 17:18 Luke 23:28-30 Ps 69:22 Deut 28:15-68
3 Now, I am going to break your arm and throw offal in your faces -- the offal of your solemn feasts -- and sweep you away with it.
Nah 3:6 1Kgs 14:10 Exod 29:14 Joel 1:17 1Cor 4:13 1Sam 2:29-30 2Kgs 9:36-37
4 Then you will know that I sent this commandment to you, to affirm my intention to maintain my covenant with Levi, says Yahweh Sabaoth.
Num 3:12 1Kgs 22:25 Ezek 20:38-41 Ezek 33:33 Ezek 38:23 Ezek 44:9-16 Isa 1:24-28
5 My covenant was with him -- a covenant of life and peace, and these were what I gave him -- a covenant of respect, and he respected me and held my name in awe.
Num 25:12-13 Deut 33:8-11 Exod 32:26-29 Ezek 34:25 Ezek 37:26 Num 3:45 Num 8:15
6 The law of truth was in his mouth and guilt was not found on his lips; he walked in peace and justice with me and he converted many from sinning.
Jer 23:22 Acts 26:18 Dan 12:3 Jas 5:19-20 1Thess 1:9-10 2Tim 2:15-16 Deut 33:10
7 The priest's lips ought to safeguard knowledge; his mouth is where the law should be sought, since he is Yahweh Sabaoth's messenger.
Lev 10:11 Jer 18:18 2Tim 2:24-25 Deut 17:8-11 Hag 1:13 John 13:20 1Thess 4:8
8 But you yourselves have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to lapse by your teaching. Since you have destroyed the covenant of Levi, says Yahweh Sabaoth,
Jer 18:15 Neh 13:29 1Sam 2:17 Ezek 44:10 Mal 2:5 1Sam 2:24 1Sam 2:30
9 so I in my turn have made you contemptible and vile to the whole people, for not having kept my ways and for being partial in applying the law.
Deut 1:17 1Sam 2:30 1Kgs 22:28 Dan 12:2-3 Ezek 13:12-16 Ezek 13:21 Gal 2:6
10 'Is there not one Father of us all? Did not one God create us? Why, then, do we break faith with one another, profaning the covenant of our ancestors?
Ps 100:3 Mal 2:11 1Cor 8:6 Eph 4:6 Isa 64:8 Isa 63:16 John 8:41
11 Judah has broken faith; a detestable thing has been done in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned Yahweh's beloved sanctuary; he has married the daughter of an alien god.
2Cor 6:14-18 Ezra 9:1-2 1Kgs 11:1-8 Deut 7:3-6 Deut 14:2 Deut 33:26-29 Exod 19:5-6
12 May Yahweh deprive such an offender of witness and advocate in the tents of Jacob among those who present offerings to Yahweh Sabaoth!
1Chr 25:8 1Sam 2:31-34 1Sam 3:14 1Sam 15:22-23 2Tim 3:13 Amos 5:22 Ezek 14:10
13 'And here is something else you do: you cover the altar of Yahweh with tears, with weeping and wailing, because he now refuses to consider the offering or to accept it from you.
1Sam 1:9-10 2Sam 13:19-20 Deut 15:9 Deut 26:14 Eccl 4:1 Isa 1:11-15 Jer 6:20
14 And you ask, "Why?" Because Yahweh stands as witness between you and the wife of your youth, with whom you have broken faith, even though she was your partner and your wife by covenant.
Isa 54:6 Gen 31:50 Mal 2:15 Mal 3:5 1Sam 12:5 Ezek 16:8 Jer 8:12
15 Did he not create a single being, having flesh and the breath of life? And what does this single being seek? God -- given offspring! Have respect for your own life then, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.
1Cor 7:14 Matt 19:4-6 1Cor 7:2 Gen 1:27 Hos 1:10 Jer 2:21 Gen 6:2
16 For I hate divorce, says Yahweh, God of Israel, and people concealing their cruelty under a cloak, says Yahweh Sabaoth. Have respect for your own life then, and do not break faith.
Luke 16:18 Matt 5:31-32 Deut 24:1-4 Isa 50:1 Isa 59:6 Mark 10:2-12 Matt 19:3-9
17 'You have wearied Yahweh with your talk. You ask, "How have we wearied him?" When you say, "Any evil-doer is good as far as Yahweh is concerned; indeed he is delighted with them"; or when you say, "Where is the God of fair judgement now?"
Isa 43:24 Eccl 8:11 Ps 73:3-15 Zeph 1:12 1Sam 2:3 2Pet 3:3-4 Amos 2:13