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Malachi 1:6-8 (New International Version)

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Blemished Sacrifices

6 "A son honors his father,1 and a servant his master.2 If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect3 due me?" says the LORD Almighty.4 "It is you, O priests, who show contempt for my name. "But you ask,5 'How have we shown contempt for your name?' 7 "You place defiled food6 on my altar. "But you ask,7 'How have we defiled you?' "By saying that the LORD's table8 is contemptible. 8 When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals,9 is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased10 with you? Would he accept you?" says the LORD Almighty.11
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