Malachi 2:9
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New International Version
"So I have caused you to be despised and humiliated before all the people, because you have not followed my ways but have shown partiality in matters of the law."

New Living Translation
"So I have made you despised and humiliated in the eyes of all the people. For you have not obeyed me but have shown favoritism in the way you carry out my instructions."

English Standard Version
and so I make you despised and abased before all the people, inasmuch as you do not keep my ways but show partiality in your instruction.”

New American Standard Bible
"So I also have made you despised and abased before all the people, just as you are not keeping My ways but are showing partiality in the instruction.

King James Bible
Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I in turn have made you despised and humiliated before all the people because you are not keeping My ways but are showing partiality in your instruction."

International Standard Version
"So I also made you despised, humiliating you before all of the people, because you aren't following my ways and are showing partiality when you teach."

NET Bible
"Therefore, I have caused you to be ignored and belittled before all people to the extent to which you are not following after me and are showing partiality in your instruction."

New Heart English Bible
"Therefore I have also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according to the way you have not kept my ways, but have had respect for persons in the law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"So I have made you disgusting, and I have humiliated you in front of all the people, because you have not followed my ways. You have been unfair when [applying] my teachings."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore have I also made you Contemptible and base before all the people, According as ye have not kept My ways, But have had respect of persons in the law.

New American Standard 1977
“So I also have made you despised and abased before all the people, just as you are not keeping My ways, but are showing partiality in the instruction.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore I have also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as you have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.

American King James Version
Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as you have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.

American Standard Version
Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have had respect of persons in the law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore have I also made you contemptible, and base before all people, as you have not kept my ways, and have accepted persons in the law.

Darby Bible Translation
And I also have made you contemptible and base before all the people, because ye have not kept my ways, but have respect of persons in [administering] the law.

English Revised Version
Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have had respect of persons in the law.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.

World English Bible
"Therefore I have also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according to the way you have not kept my ways, but have had respect for persons in the law.

Young's Literal Translation
And I also, I have made you despised and low before all the people, Because ye are not keeping My ways, And are accepting persons in the law.
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
8"But as for you, you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by the instruction; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi," says the LORD of hosts. 9"So I also have made you despised and abased before all the people, just as you are not keeping My ways but are showing partiality in the instruction. 10"Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers?…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:17
'You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God's. The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.'

1 Samuel 2:30
"Therefore the LORD God of Israel declares, 'I did indeed say that your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever'; but now the LORD declares, 'Far be it from Me-- for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be lightly esteemed.

Ezekiel 7:26
Disaster will come upon disaster and rumor will be added to rumor; then they will seek a vision from a prophet, but the law will be lost from the priest and counsel from the elders.

Micah 3:11
Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money. Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."

Nahum 3:6
"I will throw filth on you And make you vile, And set you up as a spectacle.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as you have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.

made.

Malachi 2:3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung on your faces, …

1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and …

Proverbs 10:7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

Daniel 12:2,3 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, …

Micah 3:6,7 Therefore night shall be to you, that you shall not have a vision; …

before.

1 Kings 22:28 And Micaiah said, If you return at all in peace, the LORD has not …

Jeremiah 28:15,16 Then said the prophet Jeremiah to Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, …

Jeremiah 29:20-22,31,32 Hear you therefore the word of the LORD, all you of the captivity, …

Ezekiel 13:12-16,21 See, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said to you, Where …

Mark 7:13,14 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which …

Luke 20:45-47 Then in the audience of all the people he said to his disciples…

but.

Malachi 2:8 But you are departed out of the way; you have caused many to stumble …

Matthew 5:21,22,27,28,33-37,43,44 You have heard that it was said of them of old time, You shall not …

Matthew 19:17,18 And he said to him, Why call you me good? there is none good but …

Matthew 23:16-24 Woe to you, you blind guides, which say, Whoever shall swear by the …

Mark 7:8-13 For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of …

Luke 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

Luke 11:42 But woe to you, Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and all manner …

Romans 7:7-10 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not …

have been partial in. or, lifted up the face against. Heb. accepted faces.

Deuteronomy 1:17 You shall not respect persons in judgment; but you shall hear the …

Galatians 2:6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatever they were, it makes …

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