Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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 have caused
For I had kept the ways of Yahweh, and not broken away from my God;
From thy regulations, have I not turned aside, for, thou, hast directed me.
Depart ye from the way, Turn aside from the path, - Desist from setting before us the Holy One of Israel.
Transgressing, and denying Yahweh, And turning away from following our God, - Speaking oppression and revolt, Conceiving, and muttering from the heart, words of falsehood.
Thus, saith Yahweh Accursed is the man - Who trusteth in a son of earth, And hath made flesh his arm, - And whose heart from Yahweh, turneth aside:
But as for the Levites. Who went far from me, when Israel went astray. Who went astray from me, after their manufactured gods, Therefore shall they bear their iniquity,
We have sinned and committed iniquity, and been guilty of lawlessness and been rebellious, - even departing from thy commandments, and from thy regulations;
Be taking heed, brethren, lest at any time, there shall be in any one of you, a wicked heart of unbelief, in revolting from a Living God.
Ye have caused
Therefore, I also, will suffer you to be despised and of no account unto all the people, - in proportion as none of you have been keeping my ways, but have had respect to persons, in giving your deliverance.
1 Samuel 2:17
And so it was, that, the sin of the young men, was exceeding great, before Yahweh, - for men scorned the offerings of Yahweh.
And they who should have led this people forward have been causing them to stray, - And, they who are led of them are destroyed,
Yet my people have forgotten me, Unto vanity, have they been burning incense; And it hath caused them to stumble In their ways The roads of age-past times, To walk in by-paths - A way not cast up.
For both prophet and priest, are profane, - Even in my house, have I found their wickedness, Declareth Yahweh.
Wherefore do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands, when they eat bread!
And, making answer, one of the Lawyers saith unto him, Teacher! these things, saying, us also, dost thou insult!
Art persuaded, moreover, that, thou thyself, art - a guide of the blind, a light of them that are in darkness,
Well, is it not to eat flesh nor to drink wine nor to do aught whereby thy brother is caused to stumble.
Ye have corrupted
My covenant, was with him, Life and Well-being, so I gave them to him - I as One to be revered - and he did revere me, - and, before my Name, dismayed, was he.
So shall he not profane his seed, among his kinsfolk, - For I - Yahweh, do hallow him.
Remember them, O my God, - on account of the Defilings of the Priesthood, and the Covenant of the Priesthood, and of the Levites.