1 H4853 An oracle: H1697 the word H3068 of Yahweh H3478 to Israel H3027 by H4401 Malachi.
  2 H157 "I have loved H5002 you," says H3068 Yahweh. H559 Yet you say, H157 "How have you loved H6215 us?" "Wasn't Esau H3290 Jacob's H251 brother?" H559 says H3068 Yahweh, H157 "Yet I loved H3290 Jacob;
  3 H6215 but Esau H8130 I hated, H7760 and made H2022 his mountains H8077 a desolation, H5159 and gave his heritage H8568 to the jackals H4057 of the wilderness."
  4 H123 Whereas Edom H559 says, H7567 "We are beaten H7725 down, but we will return H1129 and build H2723 the waste places;" H559 thus says H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies, H1129 "They shall build, H2040 but I will throw down; H7121 and men will call H7564 them ‘The Wicked H1366 Land,' H5971 even the people H3068 against whom Yahweh H2194 shows wrath H5704   H5769 forever."
  5 H5869 Your eyes H7200 will see, H559 and you will say, H3068 "Yahweh H1431 is great— H1366 even beyond the border H3478 of Israel!"
  6 H1121 "A son H3513 honors H1 his father, H5650 and a servant H113 his master. H1 If I am a father, H3519 then where is my honor? H113 And if I am a master, H4172 where is the respect H559 due me? Says H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies H3548 to you, priests, H959 who despise H8034 my name. H559 You say, H959 ‘How have we despised H8034 your name?'
  7 H5066 You offer H1351 polluted H3899 bread H4196 on my altar. H559 You say, H1351 ‘How have we polluted H559 you?' In that you say, H3068 ‘Yahweh's H7979 table H959 contemptible.'
  8 H5066 When you offer H5787 the blind H2076 for sacrifice, H7451 isn't that evil? H5066 And when you offer H6455 the lame H2470 and sick, H7451 isn't that evil? H7126 Present H6346 it now to your governor! H7521 Will he be pleased H5375 with you? Or will he accept H6440 your person?" H559 says H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies.
  9 H2470 "Now, please entreat H410 the favor of God, H2603 that he may be gracious H3027 to us. With this, H5375 will he accept H6440 any of you?" H559 says H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies.
  10 H5462 "Oh that there were one among you who would shut H1817 the doors, H215 that you might not kindle H4196 fire on my altar H2600 in vain! I have no H2656 pleasure H559 in you," says H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies, H7521 "neither will I accept H4503 an offering H3027 at your hand.
  11 H4217 For from the rising H8121 of the sun H3996 even to the going down H8034 of the same, my name H1419 is great H1471 among the nations, H4725 and in every place H6999 incense H5066 will be offered H8034 to my name, H2889 and a pure H4503 offering: H8034 for my name H1419 is great H1471 among the nations," H559 says H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies.
  12 H2490 "But you profane H559 it, in that you say, H3068 ‘Yahweh's H7979 table H1351 is polluted, H5108 and its fruit, H400 even its food, H959 is contemptible.'
  13 H559 You say H4972 also, ‘Behold, what a weariness H5301 it is!' and you have sniffed H559 at it," says H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies; H935 "and you have brought H1497 that which was taken by violence, H6455 the lame, H2470 and the sick; H935 thus you bring H4503 the offering. H7521 Should I accept H3027 this at your hand?" H559 says H3068 Yahweh.
  14 H5230 "But the deceiver H779 is cursed, H3426 who H5739 has in his flock H2145 a male, H5087 and vows, H2076 and sacrifices H136 to the Lord H7843 a blemished thing; H1419 for I am a great H4428 King," H559 says H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies, H8034 "and my name H3372 is awesome H1471 among the nations."