The Book of Malachi of the Christian Holy Bible

Malachi 1:1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by  Malachi. 

Malachi 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.

Malachi 1:3 And I  hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste  for the dragons of the wilderness. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 1:5 And your eyes shall  see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be magnified from the  border of Israel.  

Malachi 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? 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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.  

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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.  


Malachi

Chapter 2

Malachi 2:1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for  you. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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?   

Malachi 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.  

Malachi 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.  

Malachi 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.  

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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.  

Malachi 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?  


Chapter 3

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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’ sope: 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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.  

Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons  of Jacob are not consumed.  

Malachi 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?    

Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But  ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and  offerings. 

Malachi 3:9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have  robbed me, even this whole nation. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 3:12 And  all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a  delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.  

Malachi 3:13 Your words have been stout against me, saith the  LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against  thee? 

Malachi 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?  

Malachi 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.  

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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.  


Chapter 4

Malachi 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.  

Malachi 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. 

Malachi 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.  

Malachi 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.  

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before  the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:  

Malachi 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.   

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