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Malachi 1 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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God's Love for Jacob

Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:1 - The [fn]oracle of the word of the LORD to Israel through [fn]Malachi.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:2 - “I have loved you,” says the LORD. But you say, “How have You loved us?” “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the LORD. “Yet I have loved Jacob;
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:3 - but I have hated Esau, and I have made his mountains a desolation and appointed his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:4 - Though Edom says, “We have been beaten down, but we will [fn]return and build up the ruins”; thus says the LORD of hosts, “They may build, but I will tear down; and men will call them the [fn]wicked territory, and the people [fn]toward whom the LORD is indignant forever.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:5 - Your eyes will see this and you will say, “The LORD [fn]be magnified beyond the [fn]border of Israel!”

Sin of the Priests

Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:6 - “ ‘A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My [fn]respect?’ says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, ‘How have we despised Your name?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:7 - You are presenting defiled [fn]food upon My altar. But you say, ‘How have we defiled You?’ In that you say, ‘The table of the LORD is to be despised.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:8 - “But when you present the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? And when you present the lame and sick, is it not evil? [fn]Why not offer it to your governor? Would he be pleased with you? Or would he receive you kindly?” says the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:9 - “But now [fn]will you not entreat God’s favor, that He may be gracious to us? [fn]With such an offering on your part, will He receive any of you kindly?” says the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:10 - “Oh that there were one among you who would shut the [fn]gates, that you might not uselessly kindle fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the LORD of hosts, “nor will I accept an offering from [fn]you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:11 - “For from the rising of the sun even to its setting, My name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense is going to be offered to My name, and a grain offering that is pure; for My name will be great among the nations,” says the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:12 - “But you are profaning it, in that you say, ‘The table of the Lord is defiled, and as for its fruit, its food is to be despised.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:13 - “You also say,[fn]My, how tiresome it is!’ And you disdainfully sniff at it,” says the LORD of hosts, “and you bring what was taken by robbery and what is lame or sick; so you bring the offering! Should I receive that from your hand?” says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:14 - “But cursed be the swindler who has a male in his flock and vows it, but sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord, for I am a great King,” says the LORD of hosts, “and My name is [fn]feared among the [fn]nations.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: burden
Or, My messenger
Or, rebuild the ruins
Literally: border of wickedness
Or, whom the LORD has cursed
Or, will be great
Or, territory
Literally: fear
Literally: bread
Literally: Offer it, please
Literally: entreat, please
Literally: This has been from your hand
Or, doors
Literally: your hand
Literally: Behold it is weariness
Or, revered
Or, Gentiles

New American Standard Bible 1995
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