Malachi 2:5
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New International Version
"My covenant was with him, a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to him; this called for reverence and he revered me and stood in awe of my name.

New Living Translation
"The purpose of my covenant with the Levites was to bring life and peace, and that is what I gave them. This required reverence from them, and they greatly revered me and stood in awe of my name.

English Standard Version
My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him. It was a covenant of fear, and he feared me. He stood in awe of my name.

New American Standard Bible
"My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him as an object of reverence; so he revered Me and stood in awe of My name.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave these to him; it called for reverence, and he revered Me and stood in awe of My name.

International Standard Version
"My covenant with him was for life and peace, and I gave the commandments to him so he would fear me. He did fear me as he stood in my presence.

NET Bible
"My covenant with him was designed to bring life and peace. I gave its statutes to him to fill him with awe, and he indeed revered me and stood in awe before me.

New Heart English Bible
"My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him that he might be reverent toward me; and he was reverent toward me, and stood in awe of my name.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I promised Levi life and peace. I gave them to him so that he would respect me. He respected me and stood in awe of my name.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My covenant was with him Of life and peace, and I gave them to him, And of fear, and he feared Me, And was afraid of My name.

New American Standard 1977
“My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him as an object of reverence; so he revered Me, and stood in awe of My name.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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 broken before my name.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him that he might fear; and he feared me, and stood in awe of my name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My covenant was with him of life and peace: and I gave him fear: and he feared me, and he was afraid before my name.

Darby Bible Translation
My covenant with him was of life and peace, and I gave them to him that he might fear; and he feared me, and trembled before my name.

English Revised Version
My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him that he might fear, and he feared me, and stood in awe of my name.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
"My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him that he might be reverent toward me; and he was reverent toward me, and stood in awe of my name.

Young's Literal Translation
My covenant hath been with him of life and of peace, And I make them to him a fear, and he doth fear Me, And because of My name he hath been affrighted.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-9 What is here said of the covenant of priesthood, is true of the covenant of grace made with all believers, as spiritual priests. It is a covenant of life and peace; it assures all believers of all happiness, both in this world and in that to come. It is an honour to God's servants to be employed as his messengers. The priest's lips should not keep knowledge from his people, but keep it for them. The people are all concerned to know the will of the Lord. We must not only consult the written word, but desire instruction and advice from God's messengers, in the affairs of our souls. Ministers must exert themselves to the utmost for the conversion of sinners; and even among those called Israelites, there are many to be turned from iniquity. Those ministers, and those only, are likely to turn men from sin, who preach sound doctrine, and live holy lives according to the Scripture. Many departed from this way; thus they misled the people. Such as walk with God in peace and righteousness, and turn others from sin, honour God; he will honour them, while those who despise him shall be lightly esteemed.
Study Bible
A Warning to Priests
4"Then you will know that I have sent this commandment to you, that My covenant may continue with Levi," says the LORD of hosts. 5"My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him as an object of reverence; so he revered Me and stood in awe of My name. 6"True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity.…
Cross References
Numbers 25:7
When Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he arose from the midst of the congregation and took a spear in his hand,

Numbers 25:8
and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and pierced both of them through, the man of Israel and the woman, through the body. So the plague on the sons of Israel was checked.

Numbers 25:12
"Therefore say, 'Behold, I give him My covenant of peace;

Deuteronomy 33:9
Who said of his father and his mother, 'I did not consider them'; And he did not acknowledge his brothers, Nor did he regard his own sons, For they observed Your word, And kept Your covenant.

Psalm 61:5
For You have heard my vows, O God; You have given me the inheritance of those who fear Your name.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

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Numbers 3:45 Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children …

Numbers 8:15 And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tabernacle …

Numbers 16:9,10 Seems it but a small thing to you, that the God of Israel has separated …

Numbers 18:8-24 And the LORD spoke to Aaron, Behold…

Numbers 25:12,13 Why say, Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace…

Deuteronomy 33:8-10 And of Levi he said, Let your Thummim and your Urim be with your …

Psalm 106:30,31 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed…

Ezekiel 34:25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the …

Ezekiel 37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an …

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Exodus 32:26-29 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the …

Deuteronomy 33:8-11 And of Levi he said, Let your Thummim and your Urim be with your …

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