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* nor night: but it shall come to pass, thered together, gold, and silver, that at evening time it shall be sight. and apparel, in great abundance. A 8 And it shall be in that day, that 15 And so shall be the plague of living waters shall go out from Jeru- the horse, of the mule, of the camel, salem; half of them toward the for- and of the ass, and of all the beasts mer sea, and half of them toward that shall be in these tents, as this the hinder sea: in summer and in plague. winter shall it be. I 16 And it shall come to pass, that r 9 And the Lord shall be King every one that is left of o the naover all the earth: in that day shall |tions which came against Jerusalem, there be one Lord, and his name shall even go up from year to year one. to worship the ki. the Lord of
g 10. All the land shall be turned as
hosts, and to keep the feast of the
that day, that a great tumult from altar.
the LoRD shall be among them; and
21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem
they shall lay hold every one on' and in Judah shals be holiness unto
the hand of his neighbour, and his
the Lord of hosts: and all they
hand shall rise up against the hand that sacrifice shall come and take of
of his neighbour.
them, and seethe therein: and in
to 14 And Judah also shall fight at that day there shall be no more the
Jerusalem; and the wealth of all
Canaanite in the house of the Lord
the heathen round about shall be ga- of hosts.
f HE burden of the word of
the Lord to Israel by Malachi.
cob's brother? saith the Lord : yet
I loved Jacob,
mountains and his heritage waste
t 2 I have loved you, saith the for the dragons of the wilderness. Lord. Yet ye say, Wherein hast 4. Whereas Edom saith, We are thou loved us? Was not Esau Ja-; impoverished, "o, will return
and build the desolate places; thus saith the Lo Rd. of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the Lord hath indiguation for ever. 5 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The Lord will be magnified from the border of Israel. c 6 s. A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear! saith the Lord of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name ! 7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee! In that ye say, The table of the Lord is coutemptible. p 8 Aud if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil l and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person 7 saith the RD of hosts. 9 And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your person 1 saith the Lord of hosts. w 10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought ! neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the Lord of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at our hand. r" 11 For, from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering : for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. 12 || But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the Lond is oilo. and the fruit thereof, even his meal, is contemptible. 'P ppp 2
c 13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it ! and ye have snuff. ed at it, saith the Lo R D of hosts; and ye have brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the Lord.
w 14 But eursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the Lord of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the
heathen. CHAP. II. ND now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
w 2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings; rea, I have cursed them already,
cause ye do not lay it to heart. 3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with
it. 4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the Lord of hosts. 5 My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my
in anae. d 6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity. d" 7" For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. p 8 But ye are departed out of the way: ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the lord of hosts.
9 Theresore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law. s 10 Have we not all one father ? ath not one God created us why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers? c 11 "I Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem ; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god. 12. The Lord will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the Lord of hosts. 13 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the Lord with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand. i 14 T Yet ye say, Wherefore ? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of o youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wise of thy covenant. 15 And did not he make one 7 et had he the residue of the Spirit. And wherefore one 1 That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. 16 For the Lord, the God of Israel, saith, that he hateth putting away : for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the Lord of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. c 17 | Ye have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet, ye say, Wherein have we wearied him 7 When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord,
andhedelightethin them; or, Where is the God of iudgment 7 o III. r EHOLD, I will send my messenger, and he shall preare the way before me: and the . whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. E 2 But who may abide the day of his coming 7 and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like sullers' soap. 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an osfering in righteousness. 4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years. p 5 And I will come near to you to judgment: and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger
from his right, and sear not me,
saith the Lord of hosts. t 6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. d 7 || Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from nine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return ? c 8 | Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee ? tithes and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. d 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the
store-house, that there may be meat
in my house, and prove me, now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. 11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts. B 12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts. c 13 || Your words have been stout against me, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee c" 14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the Lord of hosts 7 15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; 3. they that tempt God are even delivered. c” 16 || Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it : and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. b 17 ...i they shall be mine, saith
the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; : ".
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spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. 18. Then shall ye return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. CHAP. IV. r Fo behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. b 2 | But unto you that fear my name, shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts. d 4 || Remember ye the law of Mo; ses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and jud nts. r 5 T Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord : 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with
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