28 Out of all the tribes of Israel, I chose your house[a] to be my priests, to offer sacrifices on my altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod in my presence.(A) I also gave your forefather’s family all the Israelite fire offerings. 29 Why, then, do all of you despise my sacrifices and offerings that I require at the place of worship?(B) You have honored your sons more than me,(C) by making yourselves fat with the best part of all of the offerings of my people Israel.’

30 “Therefore, this is the declaration of the Lord, the God of Israel: ‘I did say that your family and your forefather’s family would walk before me forever.(D) But now,’ this is the Lord’s declaration, ‘no longer! For those who honor me I will honor,(E) but those who despise me will be disgraced.(F)

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