Malachi 2:7-9

LEB(i) 7 For the lips of the priest should guard knowledge, and they should seek instruction* from his mouth, for he is the messenger of Yahweh of hosts. 8 But you, you have turned from the way; you have caused many to stumble by your instruction;* you have ruined the covenant of Levi," says Yahweh of hosts. 9 "And in turn I have made you despised and humbled before all the people, inasmuch as you are not keeping* my way, but are favoring your own instruction."*