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Malachi 2 - NIV

Additional Warning to the Priests

1 “And now, you priests, this warning is for you.

2 If you do not listen, and if you do not resolve to honor my name,” says the Lord Almighty, “I will send a curse on you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have already cursed them, because you have not resolved to honor me.

3 “Because of you I will rebuke your descendants[a] ; I will smear on your faces the dung from your festival sacrifices, and you will be carried off with it.

4 And you will know that I have sent you this warning so that my covenant with Levi may continue,” says the Lord Almighty.

5 “My covenant was with him, a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to him; this called for reverence and he revered me and stood in awe of my name.

6 True instruction was in his mouth and nothing false was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many from sin.

7 “For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, because he is the messenger of the Lord Almighty and people seek instruction from his mouth.

8 But you have turned from the way and by your teaching have caused many to stumble; you have violated the covenant with Levi,” says the Lord Almighty.

9 “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.”

Breaking Covenant Through Divorce

10 Do we not all have one Father[b] ? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our ancestors by being unfaithful to one another?

11 Judah has been unfaithful. A detestable thing has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem: Judah has desecrated the sanctuary the Lord loves by marrying women who worship a foreign god.

12 As for the man who does this, whoever he may be, may the Lord remove him from the tents of Jacob[c] —even though he brings an offering to the Lord Almighty.

13 Another thing you do: You flood the Lord’s altar with tears. You weep and wail because he no longer looks with favor on your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands.

14 You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lord is the witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.

15 Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring.[d] So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.

16 “The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,”[e] says the Lord Almighty.
So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.

Breaking Covenant Through Injustice

17 You have wearied the Lord with your words.
“How have we wearied him?” you ask.
By saying, “All who do evil are good in the eyes of the Lord, and he is pleased with them” or “Where is the God of justice?”


Footnotes

a. Malachi 2:3 Or will blight your grain
b. Malachi 2:10 Or father
c. Malachi 2:12 Or May the Lord remove from the tents of Jacob anyone who gives testimony in behalf of the man who does this
d. Malachi 2:15 The meaning of the Hebrew for the first part of this verse is uncertain.
e. Malachi 2:16 Or “I hate divorce,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “because the man who divorces his wife covers his garment with violence,”


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Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: Good and bad examples of priests
Series: Malachi
Scripture: Malachi 2:1-3:1
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Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: Ways we fail to worship rightly
Series: Malachi
Scripture: Malachi 1:1-2:1
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Shared by: David Ward on Jun, 2016
Summary: BIG IDEA: Those who talk God's talk need to walk God's walk.
Scripture: Malachi 2:1-9
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Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: "Lord never changes"
Scripture: Malachi 2:17-3:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 196
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Shared by: Paul Carlson on Nov, 2015
Summary: In this passage God is going to pinpoint His complaint against His chosen ministers.
Series: Malachi
Scripture: Malachi 2:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 268
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Shared by: Paul Carlson on Nov, 2015
Summary: In this passage God outlines for us His second coming
Series: Malachi
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Scripture: Malachi 2:17-3:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 498
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Treacherous Living
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Nov, 2015
Summary: In this passage God is going to reveal what He calls treacherous living. Problem: People deal treacherously against their brother.
Series: Malachi
Scripture: Malachi 2:10-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 221
Greg Brown avatar
Foundation Six: Raising Godly Children in Marriage
Shared by: Greg Brown on Jul, 2015
Summary: A study on raising godly children in marriage
Scripture: Malachi 2:15
Views: 467
Eric Hanson avatar
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Shared by: Eric Hanson on Jul, 2015
Summary: God addresses the men of Judah in regards to their marriages
Series: Malachi
Scripture: Malachi 2:1-17
Views: 402
Paul Carlson avatar
Instructions for Ministers
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Apr, 2015
Summary: Because Jesus Christ is the Lord of Hosts; you must practice ministry that gives honor to His name.
Series: Malachi
Scripture: Malachi 2:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 353
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Shared by: Davon Huss on Feb, 2015
Summary: Focus on the best and most biblical view of marriage and then give 5 implications for marriage (Material adapted from Andreas Kostenberger's book, God Marriage and Family; chapter 4 The Nature of Marriage: Sacrament, Contract or Covenant? pgs. 81- 91)
Series: Family 2015
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Malachi 2:10
Shared by: Bennett T Cortez on Apr, 2014
Summary: The goal of this message is to address 3 questions concerning the word “treacherously.” What is God trying to illustrate in Malachi 2:10? When did God use “treacherously” to illustrate His meaning?
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Shared by: Pat Damiani on Dec, 2013
Summary: Being a covenant keeping community is essential to our relationship with a covenant keeping God
Scripture: Malachi 2:10-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 607
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Shared by: Pat Damiani on Dec, 2013
Summary: God loves me too much to let me continue in my sin.
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Scripture: Malachi 2:17-3:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 935
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God's Purpose for the Family
Shared by: Tim Smith on Nov, 2013
Summary: This morning I want to ask somes question: What is the purpose of a family? What is the purpose of your family? And are you working toward trying to fulfill a clearly defined purpose for your family? Are you seeking God’s purpose for your family?
Scripture: Malachi 2:13-16
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,005
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Divorce & Remarriage Pt. 1
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Oct, 2013
Summary: God hates divorce . . . but He doesn’t hate the divorce’.
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Scripture: Malachi 2:10-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 515
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Divorce & Remarriage Pt. 2
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Oct, 2013
Summary: Unfaithfulness in marriage is the one reason Jesus gave for a couple to get divorced. We are going to see more of the revelation on divorce & remarriage.
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Scripture: Malachi 2:10-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 419
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Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Oct, 2013
Summary: Israel in Malachi’s day was wanting Him to come, but they weren’t ready. When He comes again, He will cleanse them, judge them, & cleanse them!
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Scripture: Malachi 2:17-3:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 439
Mike Fogerson avatar
When Your Hero Becomes a Zero
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Oct, 2013
Summary: Malachi is declaring how bad leadership causes “bad” fellowship. (The priesthood had spoiled and corrupted a nation.) Spiritual leaders must accept the responsibility of the call to live holy lives.
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Scripture: Malachi 2:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 390
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Being a Faithful Priest
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Oct, 2013
Summary: Every Christ follower is a priest who must fear God and listen to Him
Scripture: Malachi 2:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,389
Rick Stacy avatar
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Shared by: Rick Stacy on Dec, 2012
Summary: Malachi’s record of God’s oracles was from the heart of God, brutally honest, and full of hope.
Series: Hope
Scripture: Malachi 2:17-3:10
Views: 1,262
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Decree for America
Shared by: Jeffrey Powell on Nov, 2012
Summary: Sparked from Aaron Fruh's Decree for America this sermon looks at the acceptance of sin in the American church and the need fore true repentance with full acceptance to the Great Commision as the real solution to the downward spiritual spiral.
Scripture: Malachi 2:1-9
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Views: 834
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“Be Ready”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Oct, 2012
Summary: Malachi speaks of the day when God will bring justice to the earth.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Malachi 2:17-3:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,785
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“Be Faithful”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Oct, 2012
Summary: Malachi points out how the people were mistreated each other because they were not right with God.
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Scripture: Malachi 2:10-16
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Views: 1,609
Dave McFadden avatar
“Be Whole-hearted”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Oct, 2012
Summary: Malachi calls the priests of his day to whole-heartedly commit to representing the Lord to the people.
Scripture: Malachi 2:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 631
Tim Hinrichs avatar
Ready for His arrival
Shared by: Tim Hinrichs on Sep, 2012
Summary: The Bible prepares us for the second coming of Christ - but what will that day actually be like? Malachi reveals several characteristics of the day he returns.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Malachi 2:17-3:6
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Views: 653
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The Godly seed
Shared by: Rev Oke Omezi on Aug, 2012
Summary: The focus of this message is the core purpose of marriage.
Scripture: Malachi 2:11-16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,478
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Guarding your Covenant
Shared by: Tim Hinrichs on Jul, 2012
Summary: Our greatest covenant relationship is to the Lord but our marriage is second to that and must be under the Lordship of Christ. The enemy attacks marriage in two different ways which impacts our relationship to God.
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Scripture: Malachi 2:10-14
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Views: 996
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Weighing God
Shared by: Tim Hinrichs on Jul, 2012
Summary: God ought to be honored through our heart, words, and our body.This will be a testimony to the world of the glory of God.
Scripture: Malachi 2:1-9
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 708
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Shared by: Bruce B. Miller on Jun, 2012
Summary: This sermon reveals what the Bible says about divorce and remarriage.
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Scripture: Malachi 2:15-16
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,114