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.

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.

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.

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12 “But you profane it by saying, ‘The Lord’s table(A) is defiled,’ and, ‘Its food(B) is contemptible.’ 13 And you say, ‘What a burden!’(C) and you sniff at it contemptuously,(D)” says the Lord Almighty.

“When you bring injured, lame or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices,(E) should I accept them from your hands?”(F) says the Lord. 14 “Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal(G) to the Lord. For I am a great king,(H)” says the Lord Almighty,(I) “and my name is to be feared(J) among the nations.(K)

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12 “But you profane it,
In that you say,
(A)‘The table of the [a]Lord is defiled;
And its fruit, its food, is contemptible.’
13 You also say,
‘Oh, what a (B)weariness!’
And you sneer at it,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
“And you bring the stolen, the lame, and the sick;
Thus you bring an offering!
(C)Should I accept this from your hand?”
Says the Lord.
14 “But cursed be (D)the deceiver
Who has in his flock a male,
And takes a vow,
But sacrifices to the Lord (E)what is blemished—
For (F)I am a great King,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“And My name is to be feared among the nations.

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 1:12 So with Bg.; MT Lord

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