Malachi 1:6-13

Breaking Covenant Through Blemished Sacrifices

6 “A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” says the LORD Almighty. “It is you priests who show contempt for my name. “But you ask, ‘How have we shown contempt for your name?’
7 “By offering defiled food on my altar. “But you ask, ‘How have we defiled you?’ “By saying that the LORD’s table is contemptible.
8 When you offer blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice lame or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?” says the LORD Almighty.
9 “Now plead with God to be gracious to us. With such offerings from your hands, will he accept you?”—says the LORD Almighty.
10 “Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors, so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the LORD Almighty, “and I will accept no offering from your hands.
11 My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the LORD Almighty.
12 “But you profane it by saying, ‘The Lord’s table is defiled,’ and, ‘Its food is contemptible.’
13 And you say, ‘What a burden!’ and you sniff at it contemptuously,” says the LORD Almighty. “When you bring injured, lame or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices, should I accept them from your hands?” says the LORD.

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Cross References 28

  • 1. S Leviticus 20:9; Matthew 15:4; Matthew 23:9
  • 2. Luke 6:46
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 31:12; S Isaiah 1:2
  • 4. Job 5:17
  • 5. S ver 2
  • 6. ver 12; Leviticus 21:6
  • 7. S ver 2
  • 8. S Ezekiel 23:41
  • 9. S Leviticus 1:3; Leviticus 22:22; S Deuteronomy 15:21
  • 10. S Genesis 32:20
  • 11. S Isaiah 43:23
  • 12. Leviticus 23:33-44; Psalms 51:17; Micah 6:6-8; Romans 12:1; Hebrews 13:16
  • 13. S Jeremiah 6:20
  • 14. 2 Chronicles 28:24
  • 15. S Hosea 5:6
  • 16. Leviticus 22:20
  • 17. ver 13; Isaiah 1:11-14; Jeremiah 14:12; Malachi 2:12
  • 18. S Isaiah 24:15; Isaiah 56:6
  • 19. S Isaiah 6:3; S Isaiah 12:4
  • 20. S Psalms 113:3; S Matthew 8:11
  • 21. Isaiah 60:6-7; Revelation 5:8; Revelation 8:3
  • 22. S Isaiah 19:21; Hebrews 13:15
  • 23. S Ezekiel 41:22
  • 24. S ver 7
  • 25. Isaiah 43:22-24
  • 26. S Numbers 14:11
  • 27. S ver 10
  • 28. S Deuteronomy 15:21
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