1:1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
[B249 R243 R388B R2534:1 R2540:2 R2620B R2760 R3683:1 R3683:2 R4930:3 R1537:3 ]
1:2 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 I loved Jacob,
[R4930:3 Z9212 ]
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 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 name?
[R2540 R2540:3 R2540:6 ]
1:7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD [is] contemptible.
[R2534 R2534:1 R2541:1 ]
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 unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.
[R2534:2 R2541:1 R2542:6 ]
1:9 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.
1:10 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 the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
1:11 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 the LORD of hosts.
[A59 A69 R2541:3 R3644 R3873 R3874:2 ]
1:12 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.
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 of your hand? saith the LORD.
[R357 R358:5* ]
1:14 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.
2:1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment [is] for you.
2:2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay [it] to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay [it] to heart.
2:3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, [even] the dung of your solemn feasts; and [one] shall take you away with it.
2:4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
2:5 My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him [for] the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name.
[R822 R822:3* ]
2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.
2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he [is] the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
2:8 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.
2:10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
2:11 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.
[R1386 R1389:1 ]
2:12 The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.
2:13 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth [it] with good will at your hand.
2:14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet [is] she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
2:16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for [one] covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
2:17 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied [him]? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil [is] good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where [is] the God of judgment?
3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
[A320 B147 B249 E48 E59 E72 T33 PD35 PD35/46 R414 R490B R490:2 R1233 R1233:2 R1237 R1351 R1357:2 R1440:3 R1736:3 R1736 R2540:2 R2622:1 R2780 R2781:5 R2837 R2838:3 R2838:4 R3683:1 R3683 R3683:5 R3683:6 R3684:1 R3684:3 R3685:2 R414:3 R4318 R4319:6 R4437 R4437:6 R4461B R4463:5 R4492 R4495:6 R4496:1 R4496:4 R4515 R4515:1 R4537 R4537:6 R4595:5 R4646:4 R4646:5 R4715:3 R4715 R4930:3 R4930B R4931:4 R4931:4 R4939 R4940:1 R4940:4 R5031 R5031:2 R5119:3 R5119 R5119:3 R5300:4 R5442 R5442:5 Z1004 R1537:3 R1538:1 R1538:2 Z9306 R1440:6 R1484:6 Z9212 Z8507 Q422:2 Q425:2 ]
3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he [is] like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
[A320 B247 B249 M0617 R388:2 R425 R562 R587 R1279 R1280:1 R1351 R1357 R1357:2 R1440:6 R1468 R1653 R1653:6 R1690 R1692:6 R1822 R1823:1 R1823:4 R1943 R1944:5 R2836:3 R3684:4 R3684:5 R3864:6 R3864B R3865:1 R3865:2 R4206 R4208:5 R4208:6 R4461B R4472 R4477:3 R4595:5 R4595:5 R4646:5 R4664:4 R4708 R4708:3 R4708:6 R4709:1 R4930B R4931:4 R5119:5 R5139 R5442:3 R5442:4 R5499:6 R5916 R5916:1 R5916:5 R5916:6 R5944C R1538:2 ]
3:3 And he shall sit [as] a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
[A320 E48 Poems R179B R180:2* R198 R388:2 R414:3 R571 R571:1 R1440:6 R1470:1 R1470:2 R1944:3 R1944:4 R1944:5 R3684:4 R3684:5 R3864:6 R3865:1 R3865:2 R3865:4 R3867:4 R388:2 R4078 R4079:4* R4477:3 R4492 R4493:4 R4595:6 R4629B R4632:4 R4645 R4646:5 R4708:3 R4708:6 R4709:2 R4709:4 R4876B R4877:5 R4931:4 R4940:4 R5114 R5115:1 R5119:4 R5119:5 R5119:4 R5119:5 R5442:4 R5442:5 R1538:2 R1316:4 Z9108 ]
3:4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
[E48 R3684:6 R5442 R5442:6 ]
3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in [his] wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger [from his right], and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
[R349 R1352:2 R1653:6 R2534:1 R3684:6 R1518:5 Z9304 R1538:2 R1538:4 ]
3:6 For I [am] the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
[A65 E34 E35 R586:5 R586B R723 R743B R904:2 R904 R1005 R1005:6 R1030 R1030:4 R1068 R1265B R1267:5 R1560 R1560:1 R2026 R2026:6 R3684:6 R3685:1 R5854 R5857:1 R2026:6 R1538:4 ]
3:7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept [them]. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
[S1031 R1440:6 R3685:2 R3685:5 R3835:2 R3836:4 R5442:5 R1538:5 ]
3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
[R1441:1 R2485 R2534:1 R2541:4 R3685:5 R1538:5 ]
3:9 Ye [are] cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, [even] this whole nation.
[R2485:5 R2541:4 R2541:5 R2541:6 R3685:3 ]
3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that [there shall] not [be room] enough [to receive it].
[S0717 R2485:1 R2485:2 R2485:6 R2486:2 R2486:4 R2486:5 R2540:3 R2541:6 R2542:1 R2542:2 R2542:4 R3685:4 R3685:5 R3686:6 ]
3:11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
[R2485:6 R2541:6 ]
3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.
3:13 Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken [so much] against thee?
[R1441:1 R1441:2 R2542:3 R2542 R2542:6 ]
3:14 Ye have said, It [is] vain to serve God: and what profit [is it] that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
[R369B R1441:1 R2542:6 R2542:6 R2992 R2995:2* ]
3:15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, [they that] tempt God are even delivered.
[A67 A217 A257 T87 R330 R376:6 R492 R1237C R1560 R1562:4 R1653 R1653:3 R1773 R1773:3 R2025 R2025:5 R2060 R2314 R4076 R5139 R5217B R5218:6 Z8507 ]
3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard [it], and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
[D600 D601 F666 T86 R2289:6 S0123 R81B R211 R471 R1347 R1440 R1441:2 R1441:3 R1441:4 R1441:5 R1441:6 R1742 R1823 R2208:3 R2288 R2289:4 R2289:5 R2406:2 R2406:3 R2407:1 R2466:2 R2542:3 R2543:2 R2543:3 R2674 R2800 R2802:1 R2802:2 R3119 R3121:5 R3618 R4077:1 R4078:1 R4078:4 R4089 R4090:5 R4930B Z9306 Z8412 ]
3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
[B164 C139 C146 D600 F76 F274 T36 T86 M0416 EGPP R58 R58:2* R82:5* R175 R247 R441 R442:2 R472:6 R592 R795 R795:5 R820:6 R820C R1169 R1170:4 R1348:6 R1441:4 R1723 R176:2 R1820 R1937 R2047 R2404 R2404:2 R2404:3 R2405:3 R2405:4 R2543:4 R2543:5 R2543:6 R2642 R2688 R2689:5 R3847 R3849:5 R3869 R3871:4 R3969 R3970:5 R4238 R4244:4* R4646:2 R4873:2 R4873 R4930:6 R4931:1 R4937 R5119:1 R5119:2 R5119 R5119:1 R5119:2 R5144 R5145:1 R5410 R5424 R5425 R5426:2 R5426:2 R5470:4 R5651:2 R5758:1 R5799 R5800:4 R5862 R1538:5 Z9306 ]
3:18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
[A217 T87 R492 R1268 R1270:6 R1441:4 R1441:5 R1653 R1776 R1779:3 R2406:1 R2406:2 R2543:5 R3209:1 R376:6 R492:5 R5139 ]
4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
[A69 A319 A320 B151 B249 D11 D528 D552 R25B R122 R267 R388C R409 R571 R592 R592:6 R1352:2 R1357 R1900 R1963 R1963:6 R2025 R2025:5 R2372 R2374:3 R2544:1 R2543:6 R2544:1 R4627B R4628:4 R5317:2 R5317:3 R5567:6 R5704 R5704:5 R1537:6 Z9306 R1379:4 Z9203 R571:2 Q719:3 ]
4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
[A210 A322 B156 B158 D581 D583 D616 F112 F113 R124:5 R492 R1062C R1183B R1185:5 R1311:5 R1380B R1453 R1641 R1644:5 R1771 R1772:5 R1876 R1877:6 R2120 R2122:6 R2289:4 R2289:6 R2503 R2504:3 R2544:1 R2544:1 R2760:6 R2832 R2833:6 R2834:1 R2939 R3009 R3010:3 R3647 R3647:2 R3685 R3686:1 R3686:2 R3867 R3933 R4305:1 R4556B R4557:1 R4557:1 R4677:2 R4737:1 R4967:6 R4987:3 R4987:3 R4988:4 R5008:1 R5057:3 R5062:1 R5097 R5097:3 R5135:5 R5135:6 R5135:6 R5166 R5339:2 R5420:2 R5455:6 R5653 R5654:4 R5762:2 R5769:3 R5769:4 R592:6 R6024 R6024B Z0706 R1491:5 R1538:1 Q822:1 ]
4:3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do [this], saith the LORD of hosts.
[R1308 R2544:1 ]
4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, [with] the statutes and judgments.
[R1723 R1725:4 R2544:1 R2542:3 R5046 R5046:5 R5046:6 ]
4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
[B249 B250 B251 B252 B253 B254 B256 B265 R556 R556 R557:1 R968:5 R2544:4 R4757 R4757:2 R556:6 R557:1 R5741 R5741:3 R5771 R5771:3 R1687:6 Z9408 Q772:4 ]
4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
[B249 B250 B252 C129 F218 R557:4 R557:5 R1046:3* R1525:4,5 R2260:1,2 R2544:5 R2544:4 R2760:5 R2839:1 R2839:4 R3119 R4587:4 R4757:3 R4866:5 R5741:5 R5741:5 R5990:2 R1673 R1537:6 Z9203 ]