Malachi 1

The burden of the word of  יהוה to Israel by Malachi. I have loved you, saith  יהוה. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith  יהוה: yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith  יהוה of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom  יהוה hath indignation for ever. And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say,  יהוה will be magnified from the border of Israel. 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  יהוה of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of  יהוה is contemptible. 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  יהוה of hosts. And now, I pray you, beseech El that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons? saith  יהוה of hosts. 10 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  יהוה of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand. 11 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  יהוה of hosts. 12 But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of  יהוה 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  יהוה 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  יהוה. 14 But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto  יהוה a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith  יהוה of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.
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