Susan B---The human kings of Israel led them into idolatry but the Levites remained pure.<quoted text>There was a time in Israels early history when God was King. Then the children of Israel asked for a human king and God complied. That was their first rejection of God as a nation. The fish stinks from the head down. The human kings of Israel led them into idolatry but the Levites remained pure. Their whole identity and purpose is derived from the God of Israel. "For the priests lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts" Malachi 2:7. Israel was intended to be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation but they have rejected their God and will be punished for it.
HughBe---Really? "But ye(PRIESTS) 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."