1 The H4853 burden of the H1697 word of H3068 Jehovah to H3478 Israel H3027 by H4401 Malachi. 2 I have H157 loved you, H5002 saith H3068 Jehovah. Yet ye H559 say, Wherein hast thou H157 loved us? Was not H6215 Esau H3290 Jacob's H251 brother? H559 saith H3068 Jehovah: yet I H157 loved H3290 Jacob; 3 but H6215 Esau I H8130 hated, and H7760 made his H2022 mountains a H8077 desolation, and gave his H5159 heritage to the H8568 jackals of the H4057 wilderness. 4 Whereas H123 Edom H559 saith, We are H7567 beaten down, but we will H7725 return and H1129 build the waste H2723 places; thus H559 saith H3068 Jehovah of H6635 hosts, They shall H1129 build, but I will throw H2040 down; and men shall H7121 call them The H1366 border of H7564 wickedness, and The H5971 people against whom H3068 Jehovah hath H2194 indignation H5704 for H5769 ever. 5 And your H5869 eyes shall H7200 see, and ye shall H559 say, H3068 Jehovah be H1431 magnified beyond the H1366 border of H3478 Israel. 6 A H1121 son H3513 honoreth his H1 father, and a H5650 servant his H113 master: if then I am a H1 father, where is mine H3519 honor? and if I am a H113 master, where is my H4172 fear? H559 saith H3068 Jehovah of H6635 hosts unto you, O H3548 priests, that H959 despise my H8034 name. And ye H559 say, Wherein have we H959 despised thy H8034 name? 7 Ye H5066 offer H1351 polluted H3899 bread upon mine H4196 altar. And ye H559 say, Wherein have we H1351 polluted thee? In that ye H559 say, The H7979 table of H3068 Jehovah is H959 contemptible. 8 And when ye H5066 offer the H5787 blind for H2076 sacrifice, it is no H7451 evil! and when ye H5066 offer the H6455 lame and H2470 sick, it is no H7451 evil! H7126 Present it now unto thy H6346 governor; will he be H7521 pleased with thee? or will he H5375 accept thy H6440 person? H559 saith H3068 Jehovah of H6635 hosts. 9 And now, I pray you, H2470 entreat the favor of H410 God, that he may be H2603 gracious unto us: this hath been by your H3027 means: will he H5375 accept any of your H6440 persons? H559 saith H3068 Jehovah of H6635 hosts. 10 Oh that there were one among you that would H5462 shut the H1817 doors, that ye might not H215 kindle fire on mine H4196 altar in vain! I have H2600 no H2656 pleasure in you, H559 saith H3068 Jehovah of H6635 hosts, neither will I H7521 accept an H4503 offering at your H3027 hand. 11 For from the H4217 rising of the H8121 sun even unto the going H3996 down of the same my H8034 name shall be H1419 great among the H1471 Gentiles; and in every H4725 place H6999 incense shall be H5066 offered unto my H8034 name, and a H2889 pure H4503 offering: for my H8034 name shall be H1419 great among the H1471 Gentiles, H559 saith H3068 Jehovah of H6635 hosts. 12 But ye H2490 profane it, in that ye H559 say, The H7979 table of H3068 Jehovah is H1351 polluted, and the H5108 fruit thereof, even its H400 food, is H959 contemptible. 13 Ye H559 say also, Behold, what a H4972 weariness is it! and ye have H5301 snuffed at it, H559 saith H3068 Jehovah of H6635 hosts; and ye have H935 brought that which was taken by H1497 violence, and the H6455 lame, and the H2470 sick; thus ye H935 bring the H4503 offering: should I H7521 accept this at your H3027 hand? H559 saith H3068 Jehovah. 14 But H779 cursed be the H5230 deceiver, H3426 who hath in his H5739 flock a H2145 male, and H5087 voweth, and H2076 sacrificeth unto the H136 Lord a blemished H7843 thing; for I am a H1419 great H4428 King, H559 saith H3068 Jehovah of H6635 hosts, and my H8034 name is H3372 terrible among the H1471 Gentiles.