When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals,1 is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased2 with you? Would he accept you?" says the LORD Almighty.39
"Now implore God to be gracious to us. With such offerings4 from your hands, will he accept5 you?"--says the LORD Almighty.
"Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors,6 so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased7 with you," says the LORD Almighty, "and I will accept8 no offering9 from your hands.
My name will be great10 among the nations,11 from the rising to the setting of the sun.12 In every place incense13 and pure offerings14 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,15 'It is defiled,' and of its food,16 'It is contemptible.'
And you say, 'What a burden!'17 and you sniff at it contemptuously,18" says the LORD Almighty. "When you bring injured, crippled or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices,19 should I accept them from your hands?"20 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 animal21 to the Lord. For I am a great king,22" says the LORD Almighty,23 "and my name is to be feared24 among the nations.25