New Living Translation
"This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says. Ask the priests this question about the law:
King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,
Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,
World English Bible
"Thus says Yahweh of Armies: Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: 'Ask, I pray thee, the priests of the law, saying:
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:11 Concerning the law - What the law saith in this case.
LibraryHis Throat is Most Sweet, Yea, He is Altogether Lovely. This is My Beloved, and this is My Friend, O Daughters of Jerusalem.
The good qualities of ordinary things may be sufficiently well expressed by ordinary phrases of commendation, but there are some subjects so above expression that they can only be worthily admired by declaring them above all praise. Such is the Divine Bridegroom, who, by the excess of His perfections, renders His Bride dumb when she endeavors most worthily to praise Him, that all hearts and minds may be attracted to Him. Her passion causes her to burst out into the praise of some of the excellencies …
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon
"Wash You, Make You Clean; Put Away the Evil of Your Doings from Before Mine Eyes; Cease to do Evil,"
The Christian Business World
Fifthly, as this Revelation, to the Judgment of Right and Sober Reason,
"Suppose a case arises in a local court that is too hard for you to decide--for instance, whether someone is guilty of murder or only of manslaughter, or a difficult lawsuit, or a case involving different kinds of assault. Take such legal cases to the place the LORD your God will choose,
Your priests have violated my instructions and defiled my holy things. They make no distinction between what is holy and what is not. And they do not teach my people the difference between what is ceremonially clean and unclean. They disregard my Sabbath days so that I am dishonored among them.
They will teach my people the difference between what is holy and what is common, what is ceremonially clean and unclean.
"The words of a priest's lips should preserve knowledge of God, and people should go to him for instruction, for the priest is the messenger of the LORD of Heaven's Armies.
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