Malachi 1:6–8

Polluted Offerings

6 “A son fhonors his father,

And a servant his master.

gIf then I am the Father,

Where is My honor?

And if I am a Master,

Where is My reverence?

Says the Lord of hosts

To you priests who despise My name.

hYet you say, ‘In what way have we despised Your name?’

7 “You offer idefiled food on My altar,

But say,

‘In what way have we defiled You?’

By saying,

j‘The table of the Lord is 3contemptible.’

8 And kwhen you offer the blind as a sacrifice,

Is it not evil?

And when you offer the lame and sick,

Is it not evil?

Offer it then to your governor!

Would he be pleased with you?

Would he laccept 4you favorably?”

Says the Lord of hosts.

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