Malachi 1:1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
Malachi 1:2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou
loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,
Malachi 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste
for the dragons of the wilderness.
Malachi 1:4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and
build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD 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 indignation for ever.
Malachi 1:5 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be
magnified from the border of Israel.
Malachi 1:6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I
be a father, where is mine 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?
Malachi 1:7 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 contemptible.
Malachi 1:8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? 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? saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 1:9 And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto
us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the LORD
Malachi 1:10 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 your hand.
Malachi 1:11 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.
Malachi 1:12 But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD
is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible.
Malachi 1:13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have
snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye 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.
Malachi 1:14 But cursed 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.
Malachi 2:1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
Malachi 2:2 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: yea, I have cursed them already, because
ye do not lay it to heart.
Malachi 2:3 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
Malachi 2:4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you,
that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 2:5 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 name.
Malachi 2:6 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
Malachi 2:7 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.
Malachi 2:8 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
Malachi 2:9 Therefore 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
Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do
we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant
of our fathers?
Malachi 2:11 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.
Malachi 2:12 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.
Malachi 2:13 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.
Malachi 2:14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness
between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt
treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit.
And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to
your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
Malachi 2:16 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.
Malachi 2:17 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein
have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the
sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of
Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way
before me: and the Lord, 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.
Malachi 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand
when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
Malachi 3:3 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 offering in righteousness.
Malachi 3:4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto
the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
Malachi 3:5 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 fear
not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are
Malachi 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine
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?
Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein
have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Malachi 3:9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this
Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be
meat in mine 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.
Malachi 3:11 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.
Malachi 3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a
delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 3:13 Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye
say, What have we spoken so much against thee?
Malachi 3:14 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?
Malachi 3:15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness
are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.
Malachi 3:16 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.
Malachi 3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day
when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son
that serveth him.
Malachi 3:18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the
wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all
the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that
cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them
neither root nor branch.
Malachi 4:2 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.
Malachi 4:3 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
Malachi 4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto
him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of
the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
Malachi 4:6 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 a curse.
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The Book Of Malachi
Malachi 1:1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
Questions to ask yourself while reading God's word:
Are you ready?
1) Do you have a "prepared heart" to seek God?
2) Have you found His Book?
3) Is your heart "fixed"? John 3:5 "born of water and of the Spirit"
4) Do you inquire of the LORD?
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" [2
5) Do you show forth your light by your good works? "Let your light so shine..." [Matthew 5:16]
6) Are you openly, before all men, publishing your relationship to Jesus? Do you possess "a good profession before many witnesses" ? [1 Timothy 6:11-12]
7) Are you following after righteousness, godliness, faith,
love, patience, meekness?
8) Do you have a heart in communion with the Spirit of God in a celebration of a worship of praise?