Malachi 1:6; Malachi 1:7; Malachi 1:12; Malachi 2:2; Malachi 3:14

The Priests’ Polluted Offerings

gA son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am ha father, where is my honor? And if I am ia master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. bBut you say, How have we despised your name?


jBy offering polluted food upon my altar. bBut you say, How have we polluted you? By saying that kthe Lord’s table may be despised.


12 But you profane it when you say that rthe Lord’s table is polluted, and its fruit, that is, its food may be despised.


aIf you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send bthe curse upon you and I will curse cyour blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart.


14 You have said, iIt is vain to serve God. jWhat is the profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the Lord of hosts?