"You place defiled food1 on my altar. "But you ask,2 'How have we defiled you?' "By saying that the LORD's table3 is contemptible.
When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals,4 is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased5 with you? Would he accept you?" says the LORD Almighty.69
"Now implore God to be gracious to us. With such offerings7 from your hands, will he accept8 you?"--says the LORD Almighty.
"Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors,9 so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased10 with you," says the LORD Almighty, "and I will accept11 no offering12 from your hands.
My name will be great13 among the nations,14 from the rising to the setting of the sun.15 In every place incense16 and pure offerings17 will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations," says the LORD Almighty.
"But you profane it by saying of the Lord's table,18 'It is defiled,' and of its food,19 'It is contemptible.'
And you say, 'What a burden!'20 and you sniff at it contemptuously,21" says the LORD Almighty. "When you bring injured, crippled or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices,22 should I accept them from your hands?"23 says the LORD.
"Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal24 to the Lord. For I am a great king,25" says the LORD Almighty,26 "and my name is to be feared27 among the nations.28