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)

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

NIV Value Outreach Bible, Paperback
NIV Value Outreach Bible, Paperback
Retail: $3.99
Our Price: $2.99
Save: $1.00 (25%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Hardcover
NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Hardcover
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $31.99
Save: $18.00 (36%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
The Story Bible, NIV
The Story Bible, NIV
Retail: $19.99
Our Price: $5.00
Save: $14.99 (75%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
NIV Large-Print Outreach Bible--softcover, orange cross
NIV Large-Print Outreach Bible--softcover, orange cross
Retail: $7.99
Our Price: $5.00
Save: $2.99 (37%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
The Beginner's Bible
The Beginner's Bible
Retail: $18.99
Our Price: $8.99
Save: $10.00 (53%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors