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12 “But you are profaning it by saying the table of the Lord is defiled, and its fruit—its food[a]—is despised! 13 And you say, ‘Look! This is a weariness,’ and you sniff with disdain at it,” says Yahweh of hosts. “And you bring the stolen, the lame, and the one that is sick—this you bring as the offering! Should I accept it[b] from your hand?” says Yahweh. 14 “Cursed is the one who cheats, who has in his flock a male and vows it, but instead sacrifices a blemished one to the Lord! For I am a great king,” says Yahweh of hosts, “and my name is awesome among the nations.”

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  1. Malachi 1:12 The Hebrew here is difficult; “its food” may function to explain “its fruit”
  2. Malachi 1:13 Literally “take pleasure in it”