Malachi 2:5
Good News Translation
"In my covenant I promised them life and well-being, and this is what I gave them, so that they might respect me. In those days they did respect and fear me.

Contemporary English Version
I blessed him with a full life, as I had promised, and he kept his part of the agreement by honoring me and respecting 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.

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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.

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Numbers 3:45 Take the Levites for the firstborn of the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites for their cattle, and the Levites shall be mine. I am the Lord.

Numbers 8:15 And afterwards they shall enter into the tabernacle of the covenant, to serve me. And thus shalt thou purify and consecrate them for an oblation of the Lord: for as a gift they were given me by the children of Israel.

Numbers 16:9,10 Is it a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath spared you from all the people, and joined you to himself, that you should serve him in the service of the tabernacle, and should stand before the congregation of the people, and should minister to him? . . .

Numbers 18:8-24 And the Lord said to Aaron: Behold I have given thee the charge of my firstfruits. All things that are sanctified by the children of Israel, I have delivered to thee and to thy sons for the priestly office, by everlasting ordinances. . . .

Numbers 25:12,13 Therefore say to him: behold I give him the peace of my covenant, . . .

Deuteronomy 33:8-10 To Levi also he said: Thy perfection, and thy doctrine be to thy holy man, whom thou hast proved in the temptation, and judged at the waters of contradiction: . . .

Psalm 106:30,31 Then Phinees stood up, and pacified him: and the slaughter ceased. . . .

Ezekiel 34:25 And I will make a covenant of peace with them, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they that dwell in the wilderness shall sleep secure in the forests.

Ezekiel 37:26 And I will make a covenant of peace with them, it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will establish them, and will multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for ever.

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Exodus 32:26-29 Then standing in the gate of the camp, he said: If any man be on the Lord's side, let him join with me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him: . . .

Deuteronomy 33:8-11 To Levi also he said: Thy perfection, and thy doctrine be to thy holy man, whom thou hast proved in the temptation, and judged at the waters of contradiction: . . .

Context
A Warning to Priests
4And you shall know that I sent you this commandment, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the Lord of hosts. 5My covenant was with him of life and peace: and I gave him fear: and he feared me, and he was afraid before my name.6The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace, and in equity, and turned many away from iniquity.…
Cross References
Numbers 25:7
And when Phinees the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest saw it, he rose up from the midst of the multitude, and taking a dagger,

Numbers 25:8
Went in after the Israelite into the brothel house, and thrust both of them through together, to wit, the man and the woman in the genital parts. And the scourge ceased from the children of Israel.

Numbers 25:12
Therefore say to him: behold I give him the peace of my covenant,

Deuteronomy 33:9
Who hath said to his father, and to his mother: I do not know you; and to his brethren: I know you not: and their own children they have not known. These have kept thy word, and observed thy covenant,

Psalm 61:5
For thou, my God, hast heard my prayer: thou hast given an inheritance to them that fear thy name.

Additional Translations
“My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him; it called for reverence, and he revered Me and stood in awe of My name.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.

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.

My covenant of life and peace was with him, and I gave it him that he might reverently fear me, and that he might be awe-struck at my name.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.
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