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uf irreligion and profaneness. MALACHI.-CHAP. I., II. The priests and people refirored. heathen that come not up to keep the feast of 41.. 3502 | house shall be like the bowls before the tabernacles.

altar. 19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, 21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah and the punishment of all nations that come

shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts : and not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

all they that sacrifice shall come and take of 20 T In that day shall there be upon the Re 21.31. them, and seethe therein: and in that day bells of the horses, • HOLINESS UNTO CIC. 6.9.11 there shall be no more the Canaanite in the THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD's

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1 Malachi complaineth of Israel's unkindness. 6 Of their frreligiousness, 12 and

a great King, saith the Lord of hosts, and my THE burden of the word of the LORD to

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name is dreadful among the heathen. Israel - by Malachi.

CHAPTER II. 2 I have loved "you, saith the LORD. Yet ye

1 He sharply reproveth the priests for neglecting their covenant, 11 and the people

for idolatry, 14 for adultery, 17 and for infidelity say, Wherein hast thou loved us ?

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ND now, Oye priests, this commandment

d Je 49.17, Esau Jacob's brother ? saith the LORD: yet I

Eze 35.3, loved • Jacob,

2 If a ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay 3 And I hated Esau, and laid d his mountains 06.10,&c. | it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith and his heritage waste for the dragons of the form up the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse wilderness.

upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, 4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impover- Lu 6.36. I have cursed them already, because ye do ished, but we will return and build the deso-8c37,8,13 not lay it to heart. late places; thus saith the Lord of hosts, They n or, bring 3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and shall build, but I will throw down; and they

spread dung upon your faces, even the dung shall call them, The border of wickedness, i 1Co.10:21. of your solemn feasts; and one shall take and, The people against whom the Lord hath

you away with it. indignation for ever.

4 And ye shall know that I have sent this 5 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, commandment unto you, that my covenant The Lord will be magnified from the border the folder might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. of Israel.

5 My covenant was with him of life and 6 1 A son honoureth his father, and a servant peace; and I gave them to him for the fear his master: if i then I be a father, where is u R0.211, where with he feared me, and was afraid bemy honour ? and if I be a master, where is my fore my name. fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, o

6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and priests, that despise my name. And ye say, 9 iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked Wherein & have we despised thy name? Jn.4.2,n. with me in peace and equity, and did turn

7. Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; : Re.8.3. many away from iniquity. and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee ?

7 For & the priest's lips should keep knowIn that ye say, The i table of the Lord is con- u er genere ledge, and they should seek the law at his temptible.

mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD 8 And if Jye offer the blind for sacrifice, is

of hosts. it not evil ? and if ye offer the lame and sick,

8 But ye are departed out of the way; ye is it not evil ? offer it now unto thy governor;

i have caused many to stumble at the law;

Mock is. will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi. person ? saith the Lord of hosts.

saith the LORD of hosts. 9 And now, I pray you, beseech 1 God that

9 Therefore have I also made you contemptihe will be gracious unto us: this hath been or, to- ble and base before all the people, according mby your means : will he regard your per

as ye have not kept my ways, but i have been sons ? saith the Lord of hosts.

dorit shall partial in the law. 10 Who is there even among you that would

10 1 Have n we not all one father ? hath not shut the doors for nought ? neither do ye e Nu.25.12, one God created us? why do we deal treacherkindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have De 33.8.. ously every man against his brother, by prono pleasure in you, saith the Lord of hosts,

saning the covenant of our fathers ? neither will I accept an offering at your hand.

11 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an 11 For p from the rising of the sun even unto 1 Ac.16.17. abomination is committed in Israel and in Jethe going down of the same, my name shall be rusalem ; for Judah hath profaned the holiness great among the Gentiles; and in every


, of the Lord which he ~ loved, and hath marplace incense shall be offered unto my name, ried the daughter of a strange god. and a pure offering : for my name shall be ! or, fall in. 12 The LORD will cut off P the man that doeth great among the heathen, saith the LORD of Ne.13.29 this, the master and the scholar, out of the hosts.


facer, or, tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an 12 But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, offering unto the Lord of hosts. The table of the LORD is polluted ; and the

13 | And this have ye done again, covering fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible.

the altar of the Lord with tears, with weeping, 13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is and with crying out, insomuch that he regardit! " and ye have snuffed at it, saith the Lord o Eur.9.1,2 eth not the offering any more, or receiveth it of hosts ; and ye brought that which was torn, 1992.12 with good will at your hand. and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought him. 14 Yet ye say, Wherefore ? Because the an offering should I accept this of your hand ? koth, and LORD hath been witness between thee and the seith the LORD.

wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast 14 | But cursed be the deceiver, ' which hath dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion in his flock a male, and voweth and sacri- and the wife of thy covenant.

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The majesty and grace of Christ. MALACHI.-CHAP. III., IV. Elijah's coming and office.

15 And did not he make one? Yet had het heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that the ' residue of the spirit. And wherefore there shall not be room enough to receive it. one? That he might seek a "godly seed.

11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let sakes, and he shall not P destroy the fruits of none deal w treacherously against the wife of a seed of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her his youth.

fruit before the time in the field, saith the :6 For 'the LORD, the God of Israel, saith 1 Co.7.14. Lord of hosts. that he hateth : putting away : for one cover


12 And all nations shall call you blessed: eth violence with his garment, saith the LORD

for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the of hosts : therefore take heed to your spirit,

LORD of hosts. that ye deal not treacherously,

13 | Your words a have been stout against 17 | Ye have wearied « the LORD with your me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wea- we spoken so much against thee? ried him ? When ye say, Every one that long 14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, what profit is it that we have kept his ' ordiand he delighteth in them; or, Where is the nance, and that we have walked . mournfully God of judgment?

before the Lord of hosts ? CHAPTER III.

15 And now we call the proud happy ; yea, 1 of the lojesenger, majesty, and grace of Christ. 7 Or the rebellion, 8 sacrilege, Lu.2 27. 13 and infidelity of the people. 16 The promise of blessing to them that lear Goud.

they that work wickedness are set up, yea, BE EHOLD, 1 * will send my messenger, and they that tempt " God are even delivered.

he shall prepare the way before me: and a 1C03.13. 16 | Then they that feared the LORD spake the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come

often one to another: and the Lord hearken. to his temple, even the messenger of thee 1 Pe.2.5. ed, and heard it, and a book of rememcovenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall r _an- brance was written before him for them that come, saith the Lord of hosts.

feared the LORD, and that thought upon his 2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth ? for

fraud 17 And they shall be * mine, saith the LORD of he is like a refiner's 4 fire, and like fuller's i Ja.5.4. hosts, in that day when I make up myys z jewsoap:

) Ps.18.38, els; and I will spare them, as a man spareth 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of

his own son that serveth him. silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, k Zec.1.3. 18 Then shall ye return, and · discern beand purge them as gold and silver, that they 1 Ma.2.2 tween the righteous and the wicked, between may offer è unto the LORD an offering in

him that serveth God and him that serveth righteousness.

him not. 4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jeru

CHAPTER IV. salem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the

1 God's judgment on the wicked, 2 and his blessing on the pool. 4 He exbarteth to

the study of the law, 6 and teleth of Elijah's coming and office. days of old, and as in 'former years.


OR, behold, the day a cometh, that shall 5 And I will come near to you to judgment :

burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and I will be a swift witness against the sor

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and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and cerers, and against the 8 adulterers, and the day that cometh shall burn bthem up, saith against false swearers, and against those that the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neihoppress the hireling in his wages, the widow,

ther root nor branch. and the fatherless, and that turn aside the - in black. 2 | But unto you that fear my name shall stranger from his right, and fear not me, saithe buill. the Sun d of righteousness arise with healing the Lord of hosts.

in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow 6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore

e up as calves of the stall.

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3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for | Even from the days of your fathers ye w Re.20.12 they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet are gone away from mine ordinances, and - The:2.14

. in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD have not kept them. Return kunto me, and I

of hosts. will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts.

4. Remember ye the law of Moses my But ye said, Wherein shall we return ?

servant, which I commanded unto him in 81 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed a P2.58.11. Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and

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5 Ï Behold, I will send you Elijah 'the pro9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have phet before the coming of the great and dreadrobbed me, even this whole nation.

ful day of the LORD: 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse,

6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers that there may be meat in my house, and to the children, and the heart of the children prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth hosts, if I will not open you the windows of with a curse.

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