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Zechariah 14

The Book of Malachi

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Chapter 1

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The burden of the word of Yahweh to Israel by Malachi.

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I have loved you, saith Yahweh. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother, saith Yahweh: yet I loved Jacob;

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but Esau I hated, and made his mountains a desolation, and gave his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness.

4

Whereas Edom saith, We are beaten down, but we will return and build the waste places; thus saith Yahweh of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and men shall call them The border of wickedness, and The people against whom Yahweh hath indignation for ever.

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And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, Yahweh be magnified beyond the border of Israel.

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A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master: if then I am a father, where is mine honor? and if I am a master, where is my fear? saith Yahweh of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

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Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar. And ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of Yahweh is contemptible.

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And when ye offer the blind for sacrifice, it is no evil! and when ye offer the lame and sick, it is no evil! Present it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee? or will he accept thy person? saith Yahweh of hosts.

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And now, I pray you, entreat the favor of El, that he may be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he accept any of your persons? saith Yahweh of hosts.

10

Oh that there were one among you that would shut the doors, that ye might not kindle fire on mine altar in vain! I have no pleasure in you, saith Yahweh of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.

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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 Gentiles, saith Yahweh of hosts.

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But ye profane it, in that ye say, The table of Yahweh is polluted, and the fruit thereof, even its food, is contemptible.

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Ye say also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith Yahweh of hosts; and ye have brought that which was taken by violence, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye bring the offering: should I accept this at your hand? saith Yahweh.

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But cursed be the deceiver, who hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto Yahweh a blemished thing; for I am a great King, saith Yahweh of hosts, and my name is terrible among the Gentiles.

Malachi 2

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