Malachi 2:5

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My couenant was with him of life and peace, and I gaue them to him, for the feare, wherewith he feared mee, and was afraid before my name.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"My covenant with him was {one of} life and peace, and I gave them to him {as an object of} reverence; so he revered Me and stood in awe of My name.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him that he might fear; and he feared me, and stood in awe of my name.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My agreement with him was on my side life and peace, and I gave them to him; on his side fear, and he had fear of me and gave honour to my name.
- Basic English Bible

My covenant with him was of life and peace, and I gave them to him that he might fear; and he feared me, and trembled before my name.
- Darby Bible

My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear with which he feared me, and was afraid before my name.
- Webster's Bible

My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him that he might be reverent toward me; and he was reverent toward me, and stood in awe of my name.
- World English Bible

My covenant hath been with him of life and of peace, And I make them to him a fear, and he doth fear Me, And because of My name he hath been affrighted.
- Youngs Literal Bible

My covenant was with him of life and peace, and I gave them to him, and of fear, and he feared Me, and was afraid of My name.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 2:5


2:5 With him - With Levi. Peace - Of long life, and prosperous, assured to the Levites in their due ministrations before God. Before my name - Behaved himself with reverence before God.


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