Malachi 1

1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi. 2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet aI loved Jacob, 3 And I hated Esau, and blaid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. 4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever. 5 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, cThe LORD will be magnified from the border of Israel.

6 A son ehonoureth his father, and a servant his master: dif then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? 7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, fThe table of the LORD is contemptible. 8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or gaccept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts. 9 And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: hthis hath been by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the LORD of hosts. 10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? ineither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, jneither will I accept an offering at your hand. 11 For nfrom the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; mand in every place lincense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: kfor my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.

12 But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible. 13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: oshould I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD. 14 pBut cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.

Cross Ref
2aGen 25:23
Gen 28:13
Rom 9:13
3bEze 35:3
5cPsa 35:27
Psa 83:18
6dLuk 6:46
eEph 6:2
Luk 18:20
Mat 15:4
Deu 5:16
Exo 20:12
7fEze 41:22
8gJob 42:8
9hHos 13:9
10i1 Cor 9:13
Phi 3:18-19
jIsa 1:11
11kIsa 66:19
lRev 8:3
m1 Tim 2:8
Joh 4:21
nIsa 59:19
13oLev 22:20
Isa 1:12
14pAct 5:1