“Tell Aaron and his sons to deal respectfully with the holy offerings of the Israelites that they have consecrated to Me, so they do not profane My holy name;(A) I am Yahweh.

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19 You profane Me in front of My people for handfuls of barley(A) and scraps of bread; you kill those who should not die and spare those who should not live, when you lie to My people, who listen to lies.

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26 Her priests do violence to My instruction and profane My holy things.(A) They make no distinction between the holy and the common, and they do not explain the difference between the clean and the unclean.(B) They disregard[a] My Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 22:26 Lit close their eyes from

20 When they came to the nations where they went, they profaned My holy name,(A) because it was said about them, ‘These are the people of Yahweh, yet they had to leave His land in exile.’ 21 Then I had concern for My holy name,(B) which the house of Israel profaned among the nations where they went.

22 “Therefore, say to the house of Israel: This is what the Lord God says: It is not for your sake that I will act,(C) house of Israel, but for My holy name,(D) which you profaned among the nations where you went. 23 I will honor the holiness of My great name, which has been profaned among the nations—the name you have profaned among them. The nations will know that I am Yahweh”—the declaration of the Lord God—“when I demonstrate My holiness through you in their sight.(E)

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Judah’s Marital Unfaithfulness

10 Don’t all of us have one Father?(A) Didn’t one God create us?(B) Why then do we act treacherously against one another,(C) profaning(D) the covenant of our fathers?(E) 11 Judah has acted treacherously, and a detestable(F) thing has been done in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned(G) the Lord’s sanctuary,[a](H) which He loves,(I) and has married the daughter of a foreign god.[b](J)

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 2:11 Or profaned what is holy to the Lord
  2. Malachi 2:11 = a woman who worshiped a foreign god

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