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11 For, P from the rising of the sun B. C. about 397.
Israel: ingratitude. 6 Their polluted offerings, 12 even unto the going down of the about 397. and contempt of God's worship.
same, my name shall be great 9among | MHE burden of the word of the the Gentiles ; "and in every place sin
p Ps. 113. 3.
Is. 59. 19. + Heb. by the 1 LORD to Israel + by Malachi. cense shall be offered unto my name, q Is. 60. 3,5. hand of Mal.
2 a I have loved you, saith the LORD. and a pure offering : t for my name r John 4. 21, achi.
23. 1 Tim. a Deut. 7. 8. & 1 Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved shall be great among the heathen, Y
2. 8. 10. 15. us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the Lord of hosts.
8 Rev. 8. 3. b Rom. 9. 13. saith the Lord: yet b I loved Jacob, | 12 | But ye have profaned it, in + Is. 66. 19, 20. c Jer. 49. 18. | 3 And I hated Esau, and laid his that ye say, u The table of the LORD u ver. 7. Ez. 35. 3, 4, 7, 9, 14, 15.
mountains and his heritage waste for is polluted ; and the fruit thereof, even Obad. 10, &c.
the dragons of the wilderness. This meat, is contemptible.
4 Whereas Edom saith, We are im- 13 Ye said also, Behold, what a
5 And your eyes shall see, and ye 14 But cursed be y the deceiver, y ver. 8. d Ps. 35. 27. shall say, « The Lord will be magni- ll which hath in his flock a male, and u Or, in whose il Or, upon.
fock is. fied ll from the border of Israel. voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord of Heb. from ироп. 6 TA son e honoureth his father, and a corrupt thing: for z I am a great | z Ps. 47. 2.
1 Tim. 6. 15. e Ex. 20. 12. a servant his master : fif then I be King, saith the Lord of hosts, and f Luke 6. 46.
a father, where is mine honour ? and my name is dreadful among the
saith the Lord of hosts unto you, O & ch. 2. 14, 17. priests, that despise my name. 8 And
CHAPTER II. & 3. 7, 8, 13.
The priests reproved for neglecting their covenant ; 11 ye say, Wherein have we despised thy and also the people for their idolatry, 14 adultery, | name?
17 and perverseness. ll Or, Bring 7 H1 Ye offer h polluted bread upon ND now, O ye priests, this comunto, &c. h Deut. 15, 21.
mine altar; and ye say, Wherein A mandment is for you.
have we polluted thee? In that ye 2 a If ye will not hear, and if ye a Lev. 26. 14, i Ez. 41. 22. say, i The table of the LORD is con- will not lay it to heart, to give glory 1 28.15.
&c. Deut. ver. 12. temptible.
unto my name, saith the LORD of + Heb. to saco | 8 And kif ye offer the blind + for hosts, I will even send a curse upon rifice. k Lev, 22. 22.
sacrifice, is it not evil ? and if ye offer you, and I will curse your blessings : Deut. 15, 21. the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer yea, I have cursed them already, bever. 14.
it now unto thy governor; will he be cause ye do not lay it to heart. I Job 42. 8. pleased with thee, or laccept thy per-| 3 Behold, I will ll corrupt your seed, 11 Or, reprove.
son? saith the Lord of hosts. and + spread dung upon your faces, + Heb.scatter.
9 And now, I pray you, beseech even the dung of your solemn feasts; + Heb. the + God that he will be gracious unto and ll one shall b take you away with 11, Or, it shall face of God.
take you us : m this hath been + by your means : it. + Heb. from
away to it. your hand. will he regard your persons? saith 4 And ye shall know that I have b 1 Kings 14. m Hos. 13. 9. the LORD of hosts.
that would shut the doors for nought? Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. n 1 Cor. 9. 13. n neither do ye kindle fire on mine 5 ° My covenant was with him of life c Num. 25. 12.
Ez. 34. 25. & altar for nought. I have no pleasure and peace; and I gave them to him
37. 26. o 18. 1. 11.
| in you, saith the LORD of hosts, "nei- d for the fear wherewith he feared me, I d Deut. 33. 8, Jer. 6. 20. Am. 5. 21. ther will I accept an offering at your and was afraid before my name. hand.
16 e The law of truth was in his e Deut. 33. 10.
B.C. mouth, and iniquity was not found
B. C. about 397. in his lips : he walked with me in
about 397. peace and equity, and did ' turn many
The Messenger of the covenant coming to his temple.
7 The rebellion, 8 sacrilege, 13 and perverseness of Jer. 23. 22. away from iniquity.
the people. 16 The promise of blessing to them that James 5. 20. & Lev. 10.11.
fear God. 7 For the priest's lips should keep Deut. 17. 9, knowledge, and they should seek the DEHOLD, a I will send my Mes- a Matt. 11. 10. 10. & 24. 8. Ezra 7. 10. law at his mouth; h for he is the D senger, and he shall b prepare Mark 1.2 Jer. 18. 18.
Luke 1.76.& messenger of the Lord of hosts. Hag.2.11, 12.
the way before me: and the Lord, / 7.27. h Gal. 4. 14. | 8 But ye are departed out of the whom ye seek, shall suddenly come b Is. 40. 3. !! Or, fall in way; ye i have caused many to ! stum- to his temple, even the messenger of c Is. 63. 9.
the law. w ble at the law ; k ye have corrupted the covenant, whom ye delight in : i 1 Sam. 2. 17.
Jer. 18. 15. the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD | behold, d he shall come, saith the d Hag. 2. 7. k Neh. 13. 29. of hosts.
LORD of hosts. 1 1 Sam. 2.30. 9 Therefore have I also made you 2 But who may abide e the day of e ch. 4. 1.
contemptible and base before all the his coming ? and who shall stand Rev. 6. 17.
people, according as ye have not kept when he appeareth ? for she is like 8 See 18. 4. 4. | Or, lifted up my ways, but I have been partial in a refiner's fire, and like fullers' | Matt, 3. 10, the face the law. against.
soap : Heb. accept- 10 m Have we not all one father? | 3 And h he shall sit as a refiner and h Is. 1. 25. ed faces.
nhath not one God created us? why purifier of silver: and he shall purify | Zech. 13. 9. m 1 Cor. 8. 6. Eph. 4.6. do we deal treacherously every man the sons of Levi, and purge them as n Job 31. 15.
against his brother, by profaning the gold and silver, that they may i offer i 1 Pet. 2. 5. covenant of our fathers ?
unto the LORD an offering in right11 | Judah hath dealt treacherously, eousness.
and an abomination is committed in 4 Then * shall the offering of Judah k ch. 1. 11. o Ezra 9.1. & Israel and in Jerusalem ; for Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the 10.2. Neh.
Neb. | hath profaned the holiness of the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in 13. 23. || Or, ought to LORD which he ll loved, "and hath former years.
| | Or, ancient. married the daughter of a strange god. 5 And I will come near to you to
12 The Lord will cut off the man judgment; and I will be a swift ll Or, him that that doeth this, Il the master and the witness against the sorcerers, and waketh, and
scholar, out of the tabernacles of Ja- against the adulterers, land against 1 Zech. 5. 4. him that ancob, pand him that offereth an offer- false swearers, and against those that
James 5. 4,
12. p Neh. 13. 23, ing unto the Lord of hosts.
ll oppress the hireling in his wages, 1 Or, defraud. 29.
13 And this have ye done again, the widow, and the fatherless, and
not; - therefore ye sons of Jacob are Rom. 11:29 14 | Yet ye say, Wherefore? Be- not consumed.
n Lam. 3. 22. cause the LORD hath been witness | vg Even from the days of your Acts 7.51. 9 Prov. 5. 18. between thee and the wife of thy fathers ye are gone away from mine
youth, against whom thou hast dealt ordinances, and have not kept them. r Prov. 2. 17. treacherously : 'yet is she thy com- P Return unto me, and I will return p Zech. 1. 3.
panion, and the wife of thy covenant. unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. s Matt. 19.
* 15 And s did not he make one? Yet 9 But ye said, Wherein shall we re- q ch. 1. 6. 11 Or, excel had he the l residue of the spirit. | turn?
And wherefore one? That he might | 81 Will a man rob God? Yet ye + Heb. a seed seek tt a godly seed. Therefore take have robbed me. But ye say, Whereof God.
heed to your spirit, and let none deal in have we robbed thee? In tithes r Neh. 13. 10, ll Or, unfaith Il treacherously against the wife of his and offerings. fully. youth.
9 Ye are cursed with a curse : for t Ezra 9.2..
1 Cor. 7. 14. 16 For u the LORD, the God of Israel, ye have robbed me, even this whole || Or, if he hate saith ll that he hateth f putting away : | nation.
s Prov. 3. 9, her, put her for one covereth violence with his 10 - Bring ye all the tithes into tthe 10. away. + Heb. to put
| garment, saith the LORD of hosts : storehouse, that there may be meat t 1 Chr. 26. 21. away. | therefore take heed to your spirit, in mine house, and prove me now | Neh. 10. 38. u Deut. 24. 1. "Matt. 5.32. that ye deal not treacherously. herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if & 13. 12. 19. 8. | 17 [ Ye have wearied the LORD | I will not open you the u windows of “2 Kings 7.2.
u Gen. 7. 11. x 18. 43. 24. Am. 2. 13.
with your words. Yet ye say, Where- heaven, and + * pour you out a blessing, + Heb. empty ch. 3. 13, 14, in have we wearied him? When ye that there shall not be room enough to 15.
* 2 Chr. 31.10. say, Every one that doeth evil is good receive it. in the sight of the LORD, and he de- 11 And I will rebuke y the devourer y Am. 4. 9. lighteth in them; or, Where is the for your sakes, and he shall not + de- + Heb. cor
rupt. God of judgment ?
stroy the fruits of your ground; nei
2 Chr. 31. 11.