...Return to Me, and I will return to you," says the LORD of hosts.
"But you said, 'In what way shall we return?'...
"A son honors his father,
And a servant his master.
If then I am the Father,
Where is My honor?
And if I am a Master,
Where is My reverence?
Says the LORD of hosts...
He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;
He will purify the sons of Levi,
And purge them as gold and silver,
That they may offer to the LORD
An offering in righteousness.
"They shall be Mine," says the LORD of hosts,
"On the day that I make them My jewels...
"For the lips of a priest should keep knowledge,
And people should seek the law from his mouth;
For he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.