Then you will know that I sent this commandment to you so that my covenant 1 may continue to be with Levi,” says the Lord who rules over all.
And you will know that I have sent you this admonition so that my covenant with Levi may continue," says the LORD Almighty.
"Then you will know that I have sent this commandment to you, that My covenant may continue with Levi," says the LORD of hosts.
Then at last you will know it was I who sent you this warning so that my covenant with the Levites may continue," says the LORD Almighty.
"Maybe that will wake you up. Maybe then you'll realize that I'm indicting you in order to put new life into my covenant with the priests of Levi, the covenant of GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies.
And you will be certain that I have sent this order to you, so that it might be my agreement with Levi, says the Lord of armies.
Know, then, that I have sent this command to you, that my covenant with Levi may hold, says the LORD of hosts.
Then you shall know that I have sent this commandment to you, That My covenant with Levi may continue," Says the LORD of hosts.
And ye shall know
that I have sent
unto you, that my covenant
might be with Levi
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Then you will know
to you so
that my covenant
continue to be with
who rules over all.
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1 sn My covenant refers to the priestly covenant through Aaron and his grandson Phinehas (see Exod 6:16-20; Num 25:10-13; Jer 33:21-22). The point here is to contrast the priestly ideal with the disgraceful manner in which it was being carried out in postexilic times.