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For the priest’s lips should preserve knowledge, and people should seek the law from his mouth, for he is the messenger of Yahweh of Armies. Bible

“for he is the messenger of Yahweh of Armies.” The Hebrew word for “messenger” is malak (#04397 מַלְאָךְ), and it is also translated “angel” many times in the Old Testament because “angels” were messengers of God. The fact that a “messenger” could be a human or a spirit messenger, an angel, can cause problems for translators because in some passages we cannot tell whether the “messenger” is a human being or a spirit being. A good example is Judges 2:1, where the “messenger” who spoke to Israel could have been an angel or could have been a human being.


Commentary for: Malachi 2:7