malachi 1

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(Mal 1:1) The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi.
(Mal 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,
(Mal 1:3) And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
(Mal 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.
(Mal 1:5) And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The Lord will be magnified from the border of Israel.
(Mal 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?
(Mal 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.
(Mal 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.
(Mal 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.
(Mal 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.
(Mal 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.
(Mal 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.
(Mal 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.
(Mal 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.
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