SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:1 Â¶ Carga de la palabra del SEÑOR contra Israel, por mano de Malaquías.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Malachi 1:1 Verse 1. The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi.] This prophet is undoubtedly the last of the Jewish prophets. He lived after Zechariah and Haggai; for we find that the temple, which was begun in their time, was standing complete in his. See chap. iii. 10. Some have thought that he was contemporary with Nehemiah; indeed, several have supposed that Malachi, is no other than Ezra under the feigned name of angel of the Lord, or my angel. John the Baptist was the link that connected Malachi with Christ. According to Abp. Usher he flourished B.C. 416, but the authorized version, which we have followed in the margin, states this event to have happened nineteen years later. Both the Hebrew language and poetry had declined in his days.
Israel. - Here means the Jewish people in general.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. The burden of the word of the Lord , etc.] By which is meant the prophecy of this book, so called, not because heavy, burdensome, and distressing, either for the prophet to carry, or the people to bear; for some part of it, which respects Christ, and his forerunner, was matter of joy to the people of God; but because it was a message sent by the Lord, and carried by the prophet to the people; (see Gill on “ Zechariah 9:1”) (See Gill on “ Zechariah 12:1”) and this was not the word of man, but of God, a part of Scripture, by divine inspiration. The Syriac version is, “the vision of the words of the Lord”: and the Arabic version, “the revelation of the word of the Lord”; and the Septuagint version, “the assumption of the word of the Lord”; it was what was revealed, made known, and delivered by the Lord to the prophet, and taken up by him, and carried to Israel, which was the general name of all the twelve tribes, when under one prince; but when the kingdom was divided, in Rehoboam’s time, it was peculiar to the ten tribes, as Judah was to the two tribes of Benjamin and Judah; but after the return of these two from the Babylonish captivity, in which they were joined by some of the other tribes, it was given unto them as here: by Malachi ; or, “by the hand of Malachi” f12 ; he was the instrument the Lord made use of; the person whom he sent, and by whom he delivered the following prophecy.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-5 - All advantages, either as to outward circumstances, or spiritual privileges, come from the free love of God, who makes one to diffe from another. All the evils sinners feel and fear, are the jus recompence of their crimes, while all their hopes and comforts are from the unmerited mercy of the Lord. He chose his people that they might be holy. If we love him, it is because he has first loved us; yet we all are prone to undervalue the mercies of God, and to excuse our ow offences.
Original Hebrew משׂא 4853 דבר 1697 יהוה 3068 אל 413 ישׂראל 3478 ביד 3027 מלאכי׃ 4401