Malachi 2:8; Numbers 25:12-13; Nehemiah 13:29; Numbers 3:45

But you have turned aside from the way. nYou have caused many to stumble by your instruction. You have corrupted othe covenant of Levi, says the Lord of hosts,


12 Therefore say, sBehold, I give to him my covenant of peace, 13 and it shall be to him and to this descendants after him the covenant of ua perpetual priesthood, because he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the people of Israel.


29 gRemember them, O my God, because they have desecrated the priesthood hand the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites.


45 vTake the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the people of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle. The Levites shall be mine: I am the Lord.