Book 39 Malachi Chapter 001
|001:001||The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.|
|001:002||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 I loved Jacob,
|001:003||And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage|
waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
|001:004||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.
|001:005||And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be|
magnified from the border of Israel.
|001:006||A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if 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
|001:007||Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein|
have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD
|001:008||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 accept thy
person? saith the LORD of hosts.
|001:009||And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto|
us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons?
saith the LORD of hosts.
|001:010||Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for|
nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I
have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will
I accept an offering at your hand.
|001:011||For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the|
same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every
place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure
offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith
the LORD of hosts.
|001:012||But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD|
is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is
|001:013||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: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD.
|001:014||But 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.