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Malachi 1:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Corruption of the Priesthood

A son honors his father, and servants their master. If then I am a father, where is the honor due me? And if I am a master, where is the respect due me? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. You say, “How have we despised your name?”

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Luke 6:46 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Two Foundations

46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I tell you?

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Exodus 20:12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

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1 Peter 2:17-19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 Honor everyone. Love the family of believers.[a] Fear God. Honor the emperor.

The Example of Christ’s Suffering

18 Slaves, accept the authority of your masters with all deference, not only those who are kind and gentle but also those who are harsh. 19 For it is a credit to you if, being aware of God, you endure pain while suffering unjustly.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 2:17 Gk Love the brotherhood
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1 Peter 1:17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 If you invoke as Father the one who judges all people impartially according to their deeds, live in reverent fear during the time of your exile.

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John 13:13-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. 14 So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. 16 Very truly, I tell you, servants[a] are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. 17 If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.

Footnotes:

  1. John 13:16 Gk slaves
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Isaiah 1:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Wickedness of Judah

Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth;
    for the Lord has spoken:
I reared children and brought them up,
    but they have rebelled against me.

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Hosea 12:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Ephraim has said, “Ah, I am rich,
    I have gained wealth for myself;
in all of my gain
    no offense has been found in me
    that would be sin.”[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Hosea 12:8 Meaning of Heb uncertain
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Malachi 3:13-14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 You have spoken harsh words against me, says the Lord. Yet you say, “How have we spoken against you?” 14 You have said, “It is vain to serve God. What do we profit by keeping his command or by going about as mourners before the Lord of hosts?

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Malachi 2:14-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 You ask, “Why does he not?” Because the Lord was a witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. 15 Did not one God make her?[a] Both flesh and spirit are his.[b] And what does the one God[c] desire? Godly offspring. So look to yourselves, and do not let anyone be faithless to the wife of his youth. 16 For I hate[d] divorce, says the Lord, the God of Israel, and covering one’s garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So take heed to yourselves and do not be faithless.

17 You have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “All who do evil are good in the sight of the Lord, and he delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice?”

Footnotes:

  1. Malachi 2:15 Or Has he not made one?
  2. Malachi 2:15 Cn: Heb and a remnant of spirit was his
  3. Malachi 2:15 Heb he
  4. Malachi 2:16 Cn: Heb he hates
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Ephesians 6:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

“Honor your father and mother”—this is the first commandment with a promise:

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Isaiah 64:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Yet, O Lord, you are our Father;
    we are the clay, and you are our potter;
    we are all the work of your hand.

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Proverbs 30:17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 The eye that mocks a father
    and scorns to obey a mother
will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley
    and eaten by the vultures.

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Titus 2:9-10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Tell slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect; they are not to talk back, 10 not to pilfer, but to show complete and perfect fidelity, so that in everything they may be an ornament to the doctrine of God our Savior.

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Mark 10:19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.’”

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Mark 7:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.’

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Matthew 19:19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 Honor your father and mother; also, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

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Matthew 15:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For God said,[a] ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.’

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 15:4 Other ancient authorities read commanded, saying
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Matthew 7:21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Concerning Self-Deception

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.

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Malachi 3:7-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Ever since the days of your ancestors you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, “How shall we return?”

Do Not Rob God

Will anyone rob God? Yet you are robbing me! But you say, “How are we robbing you?” In your tithes and offerings!

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Malachi 2:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

But you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by your instruction; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the Lord of hosts,

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