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M AL A C H I.
THE burden of
Is. 59. 19.
23. 1 Tim. 2. 8. 8 Rev. 8. 3.
b Rom. 9. 13.
c Jer. 49. 18, Ez. 35. 3, 4,
u ver. 7.
have blown it away.
x Lev. 22. 20, &c.
d Ps. 35. 27.
| Or, upon.
upon. e Ex. 20. 12. f Luke 6. 46.
1 Tim. 6. 15.
11 For, P from the rising of the sun B. C. about 397.
Israel's ingratitude. 6 Their polluted offerings, 12 even unto the going down of the about 397. and contempt of God's worship.
same, my name shall be great ? among THE burden of the word of the the Gentiles; rand in every place Sin
every place sin- p Ps. 113. 3. + Heb. by the LORD to Israel + by Malachi. cense shall be offered unto my name, q Is. 60. 3,5. hand of Mal
2 a I have loved you, saith the Lord. and a pure offering: for my name r John 4. 21, a Deut. 7. 8. & Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved shall be great among the heathen,
Was not Esau Jacob's brother? | saith the LORD of hosts. saith the Lord: yet b I loved Jacob, 12 I But ye have profaned it, in * 18. 66. 19, 20.
3 And I hated Esau, and laid his that ye say, " The table of the LORD 7, 9, 14, 15. mountains and his heritage waste for is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even Obád. ío, &c. the dragons of the wilderness. his meat, is contemptible.
4 Whereas Edom saith, We are im- 13 Ye said also, Behold, what a
5 And your eyes shall see, and ye 14 But cursed be y the deceiver, y ver. 8. shall say, 4 The Lord will be magni- I which hath in his flock a male, and 4 Or, in whose fied il from the border of Israel.
voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord Heb. from
6 [ A son honoureth his father, and a corrupt thing: for 2 I am a great z Ps: 47. 2.
The priests reproved for neglecting their covenant; 11 ye say, Wherein have we despised thy and also the people for their idolatry, 14 adultery,
name? || Or, Bring unto, &c. mine altar; say
mandment is for you. have we polluted thee?
2 a If ye will not hear, and if ye a Lev. 26. 14, say, i The table of the LORD is con- will not lay it to heart, to give glory
28. 15, &c. temptible.
unto my name, saith the LORD of + Heb. to sac- 8 And kif ye offer the blind + for hosts, I will even send a curse upon rifice.
sacrifice, is it not evil ? and if ye offer you, and I will curse your blessings :
and + spread dung upon your faces, + Heb.scatter.
+ God that he will be gracious unto and ll one shall take you away with 11 0r, it shall face of God.
us: m this hath been + by your means : it. + Heb. from
will he regard your persons ? saith 4 And ye shall know that I have b1 Kings 14.
sent this commandment unto you,
17 and perverseness.
ine Yeltoffer polluted bread hupon A Dangment we fpriests, this com
your hand. m Hos. 13. 9.
6 e The law of truth was in his
n 1 Cor. 9. 13.
c Num. 25. 19.
o Is. 1. 11.
e Deut. 33. 10.
The people reproved.
The Messiah's coming.
f Jer. 23. 22
James 5. 20. g Lev. 10.11. Deut. 17. 9, 10, & 24. 8. Ezra 7. 10. Jer. 18. 18.
a Matt. 11.10.
h Gal. 4. 14. || Or, fall in
the law. i i Sam. 2. 17.
Jer. 18. 15. k Neh. 13. 29.
11 Sam. 2. 30.
f Rev. 6. 17.
g See Is. 4. 4. Matt. 3. 10,
Zech. 13. 9.
ed faces. m 1 Cor. 8. 6.
Eph. 4.6. n Job 31. 15.
10. 2. Neh. 13. 23.
B. C. mouth, and iniquity was not found
CHAPTER III. about 397. in his lips : he walked with me in
about 397. peace and equity, and did ' turn many
The Messenger of the covenant coming to his temple.
8 sacrilege, 13 and perverseness of
the people. 16 The promise of blessing to them that
senger, and he shall b
prepare Hag.2. 11, 12. messenger of the Lord of hosts.
the way before me: and the Lord, 8 But ye are departed out of the whom ye seek, shall suddenly come way; ye i have caused many to stum- to his temple, o even the messenger of C Is. 63. 9. ble at the law ; k ye have corrupted the covenant, whom ye delight in: the covenant of Levi, saith the Lord behold, d he shall come, saith the
d Hag. 2. 7. of hosts.
Lord of hosts. 9 Therefore I have I also made you 2 But who may abide e the day of e ch. 4. 1. contemptible and base before all the his coming ? and who shall stand
people, according as ye have not kept when he appeareth? for she is like 1. Or, lifted up my ways, but I have been partial in a refiner's fire,
a refiner's fire, and like fullers’ the face the law.
soap : Heb. accept- 10 m Have we not all one father ? 3 And h he shall sit as a refiner and n Is. 1. 25.
n hath not one God created us? why purifier of silver: and he shall purify
unto the LORD an offering in right-
and an abomination is committed in 4 Then k shall the offering of Judah k ch. 1. 11. o Ezra 9. 1. & Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the
hath profaned the holiness of the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in | Or, ought to LORD which he ll loved, and hath | former years.
|| Or, ancient. married the daughter of a strange god. 5 And I will come near to you to
12 The Lord will cut off the man judgment; and I will be a swift || Or, him that that doeth this, the master and the witness against the sorcerers, and waketh, and him that an
scholar, out of the tabernacles of Ja- against the adulterers, land against 1 Zech. 5. 4.
cob, pand him that offereth an offer- false swearers, and against those that p Neh. 13. 28, ing unto the LORD of hosts.
oppress the hireling in his wages, Or, defraud. 13 And this have ye done again, the widow, and the fatherless, and covering the altar of the Lord with that turn aside the stranger from his tears, with weeping, and with crying right, and fear not me, saith the Lord out, insomuch that he regardeth not of hosts. the offering any more, or receiveth it 6 For I am the Lord, mI change m Num. 23. 19. with good will at your hand.
not; " therefore ye sons of Jacob are 14 | Yet ye say, Wherefore? Be- not consumed. cause the LORD hath been witness 7 | Even from the days of your Acts 7. 51. between thee and 9 the wife of thy fathers ye are gone away from mine youth, against whom thou hast dealt ordinances, and have not kept them. treacherously : 'yet is she thy com- p Return unto me, and I will return p Zech. 1. 3.
panion, and the wife of thy covenant. unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. s Matt. 19. 4,
15 And s did not he make one ? Yet 9 But ye said, Wherein shall we re|| Or, excel
had he the residue of the spirit. turn? lency. And wherefore one? That he might
That he might 81 Will a man rob God? Yet ye + Heb. a seed seek #ta godly seed. Therefore take have robbed me. But ye say, Where
heed to your spirit, and let none deal in have we robbed thee? r In tithes 11 Or, unfaith- Il treacherously against the wife of his and offerings. fully. youth.
9 Ye are cursed with a curse : for 16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, ye have robbed me, even this whole || Or, if he hate saith ll that he hateth † putting away : nation. her, put her for one covereth violence with his
10 * Bring ye all the tithes into tthe + Heb. to put garment, saith the Lord of hosts : storehouse, that there may be meat
therefore take heed to your spirit, in mine house, and prove me now Matt. 5. 32. & that ye deal not treacherously. herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if 17 1 Ye have wearied the LORD I will not open you the u windows of
2 Kings 7. 2. . with your words. Yet ye say, Where- heaven, and + * pour you out a blessing, + Heb. empty ch. 3. 13, 14, in have we wearied him? When ye that there shall not be room enough to
say, Every one that doeth evil is good receive it.
stroy the fruits of your ground; nei
James 5. 4, 12.