12 But you are profaning it(A) when you say: “The Lord’s table is defiled, and its product, its food, is contemptible.” 13 You also say: “Look, what a nuisance!” “And you scorn[a] it,”[b](B) says the Lord of Hosts. “You bring stolen,[c](C) lame, or sick animals. You bring this as an offering! Am I to accept that from your hands?” asks the Lord.

14 “The deceiver is cursed who has an acceptable male in his flock and makes a vow but sacrifices a defective animal to the Lord.(D) For I am a great King,” says Yahweh of Hosts, “and My name[d] will be feared among the nations.

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 1:13 Lit blow at
  2. Malachi 1:13 Ancient Jewish tradition reads Me
  3. Malachi 1:13 Or injured
  4. Malachi 1:14 Or Because I am . . . Yahweh of Hosts, My name