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12 “But you are profaning my name[a] by saying that the Table of the Lord is defiled and that its fruit and its food are contemptible.

13 “And you say, ‘What a burden!’ and sniff contemptuously at it,” says the Lord of the Heavenly Armies, “when you present maimed, crippled, and diseased animals,[b] and when you bring the offering. Should I accept this from your hand?” asks the Lord. 14 “Cursed is the deceiver who has an acceptable[c] male in his flock, and vows to give it,[d] but sacrifices a mutilated one to the Lord. Indeed, I am a great king,” says the Lord of the Heavenly Armies, “and my name is feared among the Gentiles.”

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 1:12 Lit. it
  2. Malachi 1:13 The Heb. lacks animals
  3. Malachi 1:14 The Heb. lacks acceptable
  4. Malachi 1:14 The Heb. lacks to give it
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