KJV LexiconMy covenant
a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh) -- confederacy, (con-)feder(-ate), covenant, league.
was with him of life
age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.
safe, i.e. (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, i.e. health, prosperity, peace
and I gave
to give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.)
them to him for the fear
fear; by implication, a fearful thing or deed -- dread, (that ought to be) fear(-ed), terribleness, terror.
wherewith he feared
to fear; morally, to revere; caus. to frighten
me and was afraid
to prostrate; hence, to break down, either (literally) by violence, or (figuratively) by confusion and fear
the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.)
an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character -- + base, (in-)fame(-ous), named(-d), renown, report.
Parallel VersesNew 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.
"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.
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.
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.
Malachi 2:5 NIV
Malachi 2:5 NLT
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