Bible, King James Version
 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for
 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to
heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I
will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings:
yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to
 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon
your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall
take you away with it.
 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment
unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of
 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.
 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they
should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the
LORD of hosts.
 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused
many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of
Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base
before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but
have been partial in the law.
 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created
us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother,
by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is
committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the
holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the
daughter of a strange god.
 The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the
master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him
that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.
 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of
the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch
that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with
good will at your hand.
 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been
witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou
hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife
of thy covenant.
 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of
the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed.
Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal
treacherously against the wife of his youth.
 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth
putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith
the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye
deal not treacherously.
 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say,
Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth
evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them;
or, Where is the God of judgment?