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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Malachi 1:7

    CHAPTERS: Malachi 1, 2, 3, 4     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14




    King James Bible - Malachi 1:7

    Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.

    World English Bible

    You offer polluted
    bread on my altar. You say, 'How have we polluted you?' In that you say, 'Yahweh's table contemptible.'

    Douay-Rheims - Malachi 1:7

    To you, O priests, that despise my name, and have said: Wherein have we despised thy name? You offer polluted
    bread upon my altar, and you say: Wherein have we polluted thee? In that you say: The table of the Lord is contemptible.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Ye offer polluted
    bread upon my altar? and ye say, In what have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.

    Original Hebrew

    5066 על 5921 מזבחי 4196 לחם 3899 מגאל 1351 ואמרתם 559 במה 4100 גאלנוך 1351 באמרכם 559 שׁלחן 7979 יהוה 3068 נבזה 959 הוא׃ 1931

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (7) -
    Le 2:11, 21:6 De 15:21

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:7

    Que ofrecéis sobre mi altar pan inmundo. Y diréis: ¿En qué te hemos amancillado? En que decís: Morimos de hambre al servicio del SEÑOR.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Malachi 1:7

    Verse 7. Ye offer polluted
    bread] The priests, probably to ingratiate themselves with the people, took the refuse beasts, &c., and offered them to God; and thus the sacrificial ordinances were rendered contemptible.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 7. Ye offer polluted
    bread upon mine altar , etc.] Which some understand of the shewbread, mention being afterwards made of a “table”, as Jerom; who observes that it was made of wheat, which the priests themselves sowed, reaped, ground, and baked, and so could take what they would out of it: as for their sowing it, it does not seem likely that they should be employed in such service, whatever may be said for their reaping; since the sheaf of the first fruits was reaped by persons deputed from the sanhedrim f21 ; though of the reaping of that for the shewbread, I find no mention made; but as for grinding, sifting, kneading, and making it into loaves, and baking it, and taking it out of the oven, and putting it upon the table of shewbread, all this was the work of the priests f22 ; and those of the house of Garmu were appointed over that work: now, this bread might be said to be polluted, when they set upon the table such as was not made of fine wheat flour, and had not pure frankincense put upon or by each row, as the law required, ( Leviticus 24:5,7) nor is it any material objection to this sense, that it is an altar, and not a table, on which this bread was offered; since, as the altar is called a table, ( Ezekiel 41:22), as this is in a following clause, the table may be called an altar; though it may be observed, that the shewbread is never said to be offered, but to be set, or put upon the table: indeed the burning of the frankincense set by it is called an offering made by fire unto the Lord, ( Leviticus 24:7) wherefore others interpret this of the daily meat offering, which went along with the daily sacrifice of the lambs, and part of which was burnt on the altar, ( Exodus 29:40-42) or rather this designs sacrifice in general, sometimes called “bread”, ( Leviticus 3:11,16 21:6) and so the Targum here, “ye offer upon my altar an abominable offering;” such as had blemishes in them, were blind or lame, as after mentioned; and had not the requisites of a sacrifice in them; or were offered not in a right manner, or by bad men, and with a wicked mind: and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee ? thy bread offering or altar; as if their offerings were pure, and they themselves, and their consciences pure from sin. The answer is, In that ye say, The table of the Lord is contemptible ; either the shewbread table, which yet was covered with gold, and all the vessels of it made of gold; or the altar, as in ( Ezekiel 41:22) their actions spoke so loud, and declared that the table or altar of the Lord was a contemptible thing, since they cared not what was offered upon it: or the reason why it was had in contempt, as some think, was because there was not that holiness in the second temple as in the first: or, as Abarbinel and Kimchi say, because of the fat and the blood which were offered on the altar, which they esteemed contemptible things; not observing the end for which the Lord commanded them to be offered.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 6-14 - We may each charge upon ourselves what is here charged upon the
    priests. Our relation to God, as our Father and Master, strongl obliges us to fear and honour him. But they were so scornful that the derided reproof. Sinners ruin themselves by trying to baffle their convictions. Those who live in careless neglect of holy ordinances, wh attend on them without reverence, and go from them under no concern, in effect say, The table of the Lord is contemptible. They despised God' name in what they did. It is evident that these understood not the meaning of the sacrifices, as shadowing forth the unblemished Lamb of God; they grudged the expense, thinking all thrown away which did no turn to their profit. If we worship God ignorantly, and withou understanding, we bring the blind for sacrifice; if we do it carelessly, if we are cold, dull, and dead in it, we bring the sick; i we rest in the bodily exercise, and do not make heart-work of it, we bring the lame; and if we suffer vain thoughts and distractions to lodge within us, we bring the torn. And is not this evil? Is it not great affront to God, and a great wrong and injury to our own souls? I order to the acceptance of our actions with God, it is not enough to d that which, for the matter of it, is good; but we must do it from right principle, in a right manner, and for a right end. Our constan mercies from God, make worse our slothfulness and niggardliness, in ou returns of duty to God. A spiritual worship shall be established Incense shall be offered to God's name, which signifies prayer an praise. And it shall be a pure offering. When the hour came, in whic the true worshippers worshipped the Father in Spirit and in truth, the this incense was offered, even this pure offering. We may rely on God' mercy for pardon as to the past, but not for indulgence to sin in future. If there be a willing mind, it will be accepted, thoug defective; but if any be a deceiver, devoting his best to Satan and to his lusts, he is under a curse. Men now, though in a different way profane the name of the Lord, pollute his table, and show contempt for his worship __________________________________________________________________

    Original Hebrew

    מגישׁים 5066 על 5921 מזבחי 4196 לחם 3899 מגאל 1351 ואמרתם 559 במה 4100 גאלנוך 1351 באמרכם 559 שׁלחן 7979 יהוה 3068 נבזה 959 הוא׃ 1931

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14


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