1 A message. The word of Yahweh to Israel through Malachi.
Hab 1:1 Isa 13:1 Zech 9:1 Hag 1:1 Hag 2:1 Nah 1:1 Zech 12:1
2 'I have loved you, says Yahweh. But you ask, "How have you shown your love?" Was not Esau Jacob's brother? declares Yahweh; even so, I loved Jacob
Jer 31:3 Deut 10:15 Isa 41:8-9 Deut 4:37 Deut 7:6-8 Deut 32:8-14 Mal 3:13-14
3 but I hated Esau. I turned his mountains into a desert and his heritage into dwellings in the wastelands.
Ezek 35:3-4 Jer 49:16-18 Joel 3:19 Deut 21:15-16 Ezek 25:13-14 Ezek 35:7-8 Ezek 36:3-4
4 If Edom says, "We have been struck down but we shall rebuild our ruins," Yahweh Sabaoth says this, "Let them build, but I shall pull down! They will be known as Land of Wickedness and Nation-with-which-Yahweh-is-angry-for-ever.
Ezek 25:14 Ezek 35:9 Isa 9:9-10 Amos 6:2 Ezek 11:10 Isa 10:4 Isa 10:15-16
5 You will see this yourselves and you will say: Yahweh is mighty beyond the borders of Israel."
1Sam 12:16 2Chr 29:8 Deut 4:3 Deut 11:7 Ezek 38:16 Ezek 38:23 Ezek 39:21-22
6 'The son honours his father, the slave stands in awe of his master. But if I am indeed father, where is the honour due to me? And if I am indeed master, where is the awe due to me? says Yahweh Sabaoth to you priests who despise my name. You ask, "How have we despised your name?"
Luke 6:46 Exod 20:12 1Pet 2:17-19 1Pet 1:17 Isa 1:2 Hos 12:8 John 13:13-17
7 By putting polluted food on my altar. You ask, "How have we polluted you?" By saying, "The table of Yahweh deserves no respect."
Mal 1:12 1Cor 11:27-32 1Cor 10:21 1Sam 2:15-17 Mal 1:8 Deut 15:21 Ezek 41:22
8 When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is this not wrong? When you bring the lame and the diseased, is this not wrong? If you offer them to your governor, see if he is pleased with them or receives you graciously, says Yahweh Sabaoth.
Deut 15:21 Hos 8:13 Jer 14:10 Job 42:8 Lev 22:19-25 Mal 1:13-14 Ps 20:3
9 In that case, try pleading with God to take pity on us (that is what you have done), and will he take any notice? says Yahweh Sabaoth.
Jer 27:18 1Pet 1:17 2Chr 30:27 Acts 19:15-16 Exod 32:11 Heb 7:26-27 Jer 26:19
10 Why does one of you not close the doors and so stop the pointless lighting of fires on my altar? I am not pleased with you, says Yahweh Sabaoth; from your hands I find no offerings acceptable.
Jer 6:20 1Pet 5:2 Amos 5:21-24 Hos 5:6 Isa 1:11-15 Jer 8:10 Jer 14:12
11 But from farthest east to farthest west my name is great among the nations, and everywhere incense and a pure gift are offered to my name, since my name is great among the nations, says Yahweh Sabaoth.
Isa 66:19-20 Isa 54:5 Isa 45:6 Matt 28:19 Acts 10:30-35 Acts 15:17-18 Amos 9:12
12 'But you have profaned it by saying, "The table of the Lord is polluted, hence the food offered on it deserves no respect."
2Sam 12:14 Amos 2:7 Dan 5:3-4 Ezek 36:21-23 Mal 1:6-8 Mal 1:13 Mal 2:8
13 You say, "How tiresome it all is!" and sniff disdainfully at me, says Yahweh Sabaoth. You bring a stolen, lame or diseased animal, you bring that as an offering! Am I to accept this from you? says Yahweh Sabaoth.
Mic 6:3 1Sam 2:29 Amos 5:21-23 Amos 8:5 Ezek 4:14 Ezek 44:31 Isa 1:12
14 Cursed be the rogue who has a male in his flock but pays his vow by sacrificing a blemished animal to me! For I am a great king, says Yahweh Sabaoth, and among the nations my name inspires awe.'
Zech 14:9 1Tim 6:15 Ps 47:2 Ps 76:12 2Cor 8:12 Acts 5:1-10 Dan 4:37