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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1He sharply reproves the priests for neglecting their covenant;
10and the people for marrying strange wives;
13and for putting away their former ones,
17and for infidelity.
 
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Chapter 2

Verse 1
And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.


1:6; Jeremiah 13:13; Lamentations 4:13; Hosea 5:1

Verse 2
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 heart.
ye will not hear
Leviticus 26:14-46; Deuteronomy 28:15-68; 30:17,18; Psalms 81:11,12; Isaiah 30:8-13; Jeremiah 6:16-20; 13:17; 25:4-9; 34:17; Ezekiel 3:7; Zechariah 1:3-6; 7:11-14
if ye will not lay
Isaiah 42:25; 47:7; 57:11
to give
Joshua 7:19; Jeremiah 13:16; Luke 17:18; 1 Peter 4:11; Revelation 14:7; 16:9
and I
Deuteronomy 28:16-18,53-57; Psalms 69:22; 109:7-15; Hosea 4:7-10; 9:11-14; Haggai 1:6,9; 2:16,17; Luke 23:28-30
I have cursed
By sending them unfruitful seasons.
3:9

Verse 3
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.
I will
Joel 1:17
corrupt
or reprove. spread. Heb. scatter.
9; 1 Samuel 2:29,30; 1 Kings 14:10; 2 Kings 9:36,37; Job 20:7; Psalms 83:10; Jeremiah 8:2; Nahum 3:6; Luke 14:35; 1 Corinthians 4:13
one shall take you away with it
or, it shall take you away to it.

Verse 4
And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
ye
1 Kings 22:25; Isaiah 26:11; Jeremiah 28:9; Ezekiel 33:33; 38:23; Luke 10:11
that my
Isaiah 1:24-28; 27:9; Ezekiel 20:38-41; 44:9-16; Matthew 3:12; John 15:2

Verse 5
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.
covenant
Numbers 3:45; 8:15; 16:9,10; 18:8-24; 25:12,13; Deuteronomy 33:8-10; Psalms 106:30,31; Ezekiel 34:25; 37:26
I gave
Exodus 32:26-29; Deuteronomy 33:8-11

Verse 6
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.
law
Psalms 37:30; Ezekiel 44:23,24; Hosea 4:6; Matthew 22:16; Mark 12:14; Luke 20:21; 2 Timothy 2:15,16; Titus 1:7-9; Revelation 14:5
he walked
Genesis 5:21-24; 6:9; 17:1; Luke 1:6
and did
Jeremiah 23:22; Daniel 12:3; Luke 1:16,17; Acts 26:18; 1 Thessalonians 1:9,10; James 5:19,20

Verse 7
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.
the priest's
Leviticus 10:11; Deuteronomy 17:8-11; 21:5; 24:8; 2 Chronicles 17:8,9; 30:22; Ezra 7:10; Nehemiah 8:2-8; Jeremiah 15:19; 18:18; Haggai 2:11-13; 2 Timothy 2:24,25
the messenger
3:1; Isaiah 42:19; 44:26; Haggai 1:13; John 13:20; 20:21; Acts 16:17; 2 Corinthians 5:20; Galatians 4:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:8

Verse 8
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.
ye are
Psalms 18:21; 119:102; Isaiah 30:11; 59:13; Jeremiah 17:5,13; Ezekiel 44:10; Daniel 9:5,6; Hebrews 3:12
ye have caused
9; 1 Samuel 2:17,24,30; Isaiah 9:16; Jeremiah 18:15; 23:11-15; Matthew 15:2-5; Luke 11:45,46; Romans 2:19-24; 14:21
stumble at
or, fall in. ye have corrupted.
5,10; Leviticus 21:15; Nehemiah 13:29

Verse 9
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.
made
3; 1 Samuel 2:30; Proverbs 10:7; Daniel 12:2,3; Micah 3:6,7
before
1 Kings 22:28; Jeremiah 28:15,16; 29:20-22,31,32; Ezekiel 13:12-16,21; Mark 7:13,14; Luke 20:45-47
but
8; Matthew 5:21,22,27,28,33-37,43,44; 19:17,18; 23:16-24; Mark 7:8-13; Luke 10:29; 11:42; Romans 7:7-10
have been partial in
or, lifted up the face against. Heb. accepted faces.
Deuteronomy 1:17; *marg:; Galatians 2:6

Verse 10
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?
all
1:6; Joshua 24:3; Isaiah 51:2; 63:16; 64:8; Ezekiel 33:24; Matthew 3:9; Luke 1:73; 3:8; John 8:39,53,56; Acts 7:2; Romans 4:1; 9:10; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6; Hebrews 12:9
hath
Job 31:15; Psalms 100:3; Isaiah 43:1,7,15; 44:2; John 8:41; Acts 17:25
why
11,14,15; Jeremiah 9:4,5; Micah 7:2-6; Matthew 10:21; 22:16; Acts 7:26; 1 Corinthians 6:6-8; Ephesians 4:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:6
by
8,11; Exodus 34:10-16; Joshua 23:12-16; Ezra 9:11-14; 10:2,3; Nehemiah 13:29

Verse 11
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.
and an
Leviticus 18:24-30; Jeremiah 7:10; Ezekiel 18:13; 22:11; Revelation 21:8
profaned
Exodus 19:5,6; Leviticus 20:26; Deuteronomy 7:3-6; 14:2; 33:26-29; Psalms 106:28,34-39; Jeremiah 2:3,7,8,21,22
loved
or, ought to love. and hath.
Genesis 6:1,2; Judges 3:6; 1 Kings 11:1-8; Ezra 9:1,2,12; 10:2; Nehemiah 13:23-29; Hosea 6:7; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18

Verse 12
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.
cut
Leviticus 18:29; 20:3; Numbers 15:30,31; Joshua 23:12,13; 1 Samuel 2:31-34
the master and the scholar
or, him that waketh, and him that answereth.
1 Chronicles 25:8; Ezra 10:18,19; Nehemiah 13:28,29; Isaiah 9:14-16; 24:1,2; Ezekiel 14:10; Hosea 4:4,5; Matthew 15:14; 2 Timothy 3:13; Revelation 19:20
out
Numbers 24:5; Zechariah 12:7
and him
10; Genesis 4:3-5; 1 Samuel 3:14; 15:22,23; Isaiah 61:8; 66:3; Amos 5:22

Verse 13
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.
covering
Deuteronomy 15:9; 1 Samuel 1:9,10; 2 Samuel 13:19,20; Psalms 78:34-37; Ecclesiastes 4:1
insomuch
Deuteronomy 26:14; Nehemiah 8:9-12; Proverbs 15:8; 21:27; Isaiah 1:11-15; Jeremiah 6:20

Verse 14
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.
Wherefore
1:6,7; 3:8; Proverbs 30:20; Isaiah 58:3; Jeremiah 8:12
the Lord
3:5; Genesis 31:50; Judges 11:10; 1 Samuel 12:5; Jeremiah 42:5; Micah 1:2
the wife
15; Proverbs 5:18,19; Ecclesiastes 9:9; Isaiah 54:6
thy companion
Genesis 2:18; Proverbs 2:17; Song of Solomon 1:15; *marg:; Ezekiel 16:8

Verse 15
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.
did
Genesis 1:27; 2:20-24; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:6-8; 1 Corinthians 7:2
residue
or, excellency. the spirit.
Genesis 2:7; Job 27:3; Ecclesiastes 12:7; John 20:22
That he
Genesis 24:3-7,44; 26:34,35; 27:46; 28:2-4; Deuteronomy 7:4; Ezra 9:4; Nehemiah 13:24; Jeremiah 2:21; 1 Corinthians 7:14; Ephesians 6:4; 1 Timothy 3:4,5,11,12; Titus 1:6
godly seed
Heb. seed of God.
Genesis 6:2; Hosea 1:10; Acts 3:25; 2 Corinthians 6:18
take
14; Proverbs 4:23; 6:25; 7:25; Matthew 5:28,29; 15:19; James 1:14,15
treacherously
or, unfaithfully.

Verse 16
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.
the Lord
Deuteronomy 24:1-4; Isaiah 50:1; Matthew 5:31,32; 19:3-9; Mark 10:2-12; Luke 16:18
that he hateth putting away
or, if he hate her, put her away. Heb. to put away. covereth.
Proverbs 28:13; Isaiah 28:20; 59:6; Micah 7:2,3

Verse 17
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?
wearied
Psalms 95:9,10; Isaiah 1:14; 7:13; 43:24; Jeremiah 15:6; Ezekiel 16:43; Amos 2:13
Wherein
14; 1:6,7; 3:8
Every
3:13-15; Job 34:5-9,17,36; 36:17; Psalms 73:3-15; Matthew 11:18,19
Where
Deuteronomy 32:4; 1 Samuel 2:3; Psalms 10:11-13; Ecclesiastes 8:11; Isaiah 5:18,19; 30:18; Ezekiel 8:12; Ezekiel 9:9; Zephaniah 1:12; 2 Peter 3:3,4


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Malachi 2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=mal&chapter=002>.  

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