New International Version
And you will know that I have sent you this warning so that my covenant with Levi may continue," says the LORD Almighty.
King James Bible
And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith Jehovah of hosts.
World English Bible
You will know that I have sent this commandment to you, that my covenant may be with Levi," says Yahweh of Armies.
Young's Literal Translation
And ye have known that I have sent unto you this charge, For My covenant being with Levi, Said Jehovah of Hosts.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This commandment - That in the first verse; to drive such priests from his presence and his service.
That my covenant might be with Levi - I gave the priesthood and the service of my altar to that tribe.
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"That My covenant might be with Levi. 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. The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips; he walked with Me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity."--MAL. ii. 4-6. ISRAEL was meant by God to be a nation of priests. In the first making of the Covenant this was distinctly stipulated. "If ye will obey My voice, and keep My covenant, …
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The LORD also said to Moses,
"Take the Levites in place of all the firstborn of Israel, and the livestock of the Levites in place of their livestock. The Levites are to be mine. I am the LORD.
"I give to the Levites all the tithes in Israel as their inheritance in return for the work they do while serving at the tent of meeting.
Remember them, my God, because they defiled the priestly office and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites.
"I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come," says the LORD Almighty.
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