Malachi 1


1:1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
1:2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, In what hast
 thou loved us? [Was] not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD:
 yet I loved Jacob,
1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage
 waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
1:4 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.
1:5 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be
 magnified from the border of Israel.
1:6 A son honoreth [his] father, and a servant his master: if
 then I [am] a father, where [is] my honor? and if I [am] a
 master, where [is] my fear? saith the LORD of hosts to you, O
 priests, that despise my name. And ye say, In what have we
 despised thy name?
1:7 Ye offer polluted bread upon my altar? and ye say, In what
 have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD
 [is] contemptible.
1:8 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 to thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept
 thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.
1:9 And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious to
 us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your person?
 saith the LORD of hosts.
1:10 Who [is there] even among you that would shut the doors
 [for nought]? neither do ye kindle [fire] on my altar for
 naught. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts,
 neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to the setting of the
 same, my name [shall be] great among the Gentiles; and in every
 place incense [shall be] offered to my name, and a pure
 offering: for my name [shall be] great among the heathen, saith
 the LORD of hosts.
1:12 But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the
 LORD [is] polluted; and the fruit of it, [even] his provision,
 is contemptible.
1:13 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: should I accept this from your hand? saith the LORD.
1:14 But cursed [be] the deceiver, who hath in his flock a male,
 and voweth, and sacrificeth to the LORD a corrupt thing: for I
 [am] a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name [is]
 dreadful among the heathen.
 
 

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