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fore the commandments of the Lord. He
had a true sense of God's commandments for
priests. lie moved as an archangel before
the throne of God, and the fear of God was
always upon his eyes and heart.
He is the Lord of truthfulness and ve¬
racity. Another of the elements of Levi's
character is this: he was blessed under the
covenant of Levi, and peace was given him.
Unto him was given life in all its aspects, in
its moral form, social form, and ethical form.
He was given peace, so that he was the em¬
bodiment of equity. There was no decep¬
tion in his lips, no lie in any possible form,
no suppression of the truth when the truth
needed to be told, no prevarication or equiv¬
ocation. Nothing that was possible to de¬
ceive the human intellect was to be found in
him, neither was it possible in the mouth or
on the lips of the messenger of the Lord.
Truthfulness and veracity were one of the
elements of the Levitical priesthood.
Holiness was another of the elements
of Levi's character, and this was expressed