Amplified Bible

Malachi 1

God’s Love for Jacob

1The [a]oracle (burdensome message) of the word of the Lord to Israel through [My messenger] Malachi.

“I have loved you,” says the Lord. [b]But you say, “How and in what way have You loved us?” “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I loved Jacob (Israel); but [in comparison with My love for Jacob] I have hated Esau (Edom), and I have made his mountains a wasteland, and have given his inheritance to the jackals of the wilderness.” Though [impoverished] Edom says, “We have been beaten down, but we will return and build up the ruins.” Thus says the Lord of hosts, “They may build, but I will tear down; and men will call them the Wicked Territory, the people against whom the Lord is indignant forever.” Your own eyes will see this and you will say, “The Lord is great and shall be magnified beyond the border of Israel!”

Sin of the Priests

“‘A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a Father, where is My honor? And if I am a Master, where is the [reverent] fear and respect due Me?’ says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise My name. But you say, ‘How and in what way have we despised Your name?’ You are presenting defiled food upon My altar. But you say, ‘How have we defiled You?’ By thinking that the table of the Lord is contemptible and may be despised. When you [priests] present the [c]blind [animals] for sacrifice, is it not evil? And when you present the lame and the sick, is it not evil? Offer such a thing [as a blind or lame or sick animal] to your governor [as a gift or as payment for your taxes]. Would he be pleased with you? Or would he receive you graciously?” says the Lord of hosts. “But now will you not entreat God’s favor, that He may be gracious to us? With such an offering from your hand [as an imperfect animal for sacrifice], will He show favor to any of you?” says the Lord of hosts. 10 “Oh, that there were even one among you [whose duty it is to minister to Me] who would shut the gates, so that you would not kindle fire on My altar uselessly [with an empty, worthless pretense]! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord of hosts, “nor will I accept an offering from your hand. 11 For [d]from the rising of the sun, even to its setting, My name shall be great among the nations. In every place incense is going to be offered to My name, and a grain offering that is pure; for My name shall be great among the nations,” says the Lord of hosts. 12 “But you [priests] profane it when you say, ‘The table of the Lord is defiled, and as for its fruit, its food is to be despised.’ 13 You also say, ‘How tiresome this is!’ And you disdainfully sniff at it,” says the Lord of hosts, “and you bring what was taken by robbery, and the lame or the sick [animals]; this you bring as an offering! Should I receive it with pleasure from your hand?” says the Lord. 14 “But cursed is the swindler who has a male in his flock and vows [to offer] it, but sacrifices to the Lord a blemished or diseased thing! For I am a great King,” says the Lord of hosts, “and My name is to be [reverently and greatly] feared among the nations.”

Notas al pie

  1. Malachi 1:1 I.e. an urgent message the prophet is under compulsion to give.
  2. Malachi 1:2 The first in a series of sarcastic questions spread throughout this book beginning with “But you say.”
  3. Malachi 1:8 Only animals without defects or discernable flaws were to be offered as sacrifices.
  4. Malachi 1:11 I.e. around the world.

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Malaki 1

1Ọ̀rọ̀-ìjìnlẹ̀: ọ̀rọ̀ Olúwa sí Israẹli láti ẹnu Malaki.

Ọlọ́run fẹ́ràn Jakọbu, o sì kórìíra Esau

“Èmí ti fẹ́ ẹ yín,” ni Olúwa wí.

“Ṣùgbọ́n ẹ̀yin béèrè pé, ‘Báwo ni ìwọ ṣe fẹ́ wa?’

“Esau kì í ha ṣe arákùnrin Jakọbu bí?” ni Olúwa wí. “Síbẹ̀ èmi fẹ́ràn Jakọbu, ṣùgbọ́n Esau ni mo kórìíra, mo ti sọ àwọn òkè ńlá rẹ̀ di aṣálẹ̀, mo sì fi ìní rẹ̀ fún àwọn akátá aginjù.”

Edomu lè wí pé, “Bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé a run wá, àwa yóò padà wá, a ó sì tún ibùgbé náà kọ́.”

Ṣùgbọ́n èyí ni ohun tí Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí pé: “Àwọn lè kọ́, ṣùgbọ́n èmi yóò wó palẹ̀. Wọn yóò sì pè wọ́n ní ilẹ̀ búburú, àwọn ènìyàn tí wọ́n máa ń wà ní ìbínú Olúwa. Ẹ̀yin yóò sì fi ojú yín rí i, ẹ̀yin yóò sì wí pé, ‘Títóbi ni Olúwa, títóbi rẹ̀ tayọ kọjá agbègbè Israẹli.’

Ẹbọ àìmọ́

“Ọmọ a máa bu ọ̀wọ̀ fún baba rẹ̀, ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ a sì máa bu ọlá fún olúwa rẹ̀. Ǹjẹ́ bí èmí bá jẹ́ baba, ọlá tí ó tọ́ sí mi ha dà? Bí èmi bá sì jẹ́ olúwa, ẹ̀rù tí ó tọ́ sí mi dà?” ni Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí.

“Ẹ̀yin ni, ẹ̀yin àlùfáà, ni ẹ ń gan orúkọ mi.

“Ṣùgbọ́n ẹ̀yin béèrè pé, ‘Báwo ni àwa ṣe gan orúkọ rẹ?’

“Ẹ̀yin gbé oúnjẹ àìmọ́ sí orí pẹpẹ mi.

“Ẹ̀yin sì tún béèrè pé, ‘Báwo ni àwa ṣe ṣe àìmọ́ sí ọ?’

“Nípa sísọ pé tábìlì Olúwa di ẹ̀gàn. Nígbà tí ẹ̀yin mú afọ́jú ẹran wá fún ìrúbọ, ṣé èyí kò ha burú bí? Nígbà tí ẹ̀yin fi amúnkùn ún àti aláìsàn ẹran rú ẹbọ, ṣé èyí kò ha burú gidigidi bí? Ẹ dán an wò, ẹ fi wọ́n rú ẹbọ sí àwọn baálẹ̀ yín! Ṣé inú rẹ̀ yóò dùn sí yín? Ṣé yóò gbà yín?” ni Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí.

“Ní ìsinsin yìí, ẹ bẹ Ọlọ́run kí ó ṣàánú fún wa. Ṣùgbọ́n pẹ̀lú irú àwọn ẹbọ wọ̀nyí láti ọwọ́ yín wá, ṣé yóò gbà yín?” ni Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí.

10 “Hó ò! Ẹnìkan ìbá jẹ́ wà láàrín yín ti yóò sé ìlẹ̀kùn tẹmpili, pé kí ẹ má ba à ṣe dá iná asán lórí pẹpẹ mi mọ́! Èmi kò ní inú dídùn sí i yín,” ni Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí, “bẹ́ẹ̀ ni èmi kì yóò gba ọrẹ kan lọ́wọ́ yín. 11 Orúkọ mi yóò tóbi láàrín àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè, láti ìlà-oòrùn títí ó sì fi dé ìwọ̀-oòrùn. Ní ibi gbogbo ni a ó ti mú tùràrí àti ọrẹ mímọ́ wá fún orúkọ mi, nítorí orúkọ mi tóbi láàrín àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè,” ni Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí.

12 “Nítorí ẹ̀yin ti sọ ọ́ di àìmọ́, nínú èyí tí ẹ wí pé, ‘Tábìlì Olúwa di àìmọ́ àti èso rẹ̀,’ àní oúnjẹ rẹ̀ ni ohun ẹ̀gàn. 13 Ẹ̀yin wí pẹ̀lú pé, ‘Wò ó, irú àjàgà kín ni èyí!’ Ẹ̀yin sì yínmú sí i,” ní Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí.

“Nígbà tí ẹ̀yin sì mú èyí tí ó fi ara pa, arọ àti ọlọkùnrùn ẹran tí ẹ sì fi rú ẹbọ, Èmi o ha gba èyí lọ́wọ́ yín?” ni Olúwa wí. 14 “Ṣùgbọ́n ègún ni fún ẹlẹ́tàn náà, tí ó ni akọ nínú ọ̀wọ́ ẹran rẹ̀, tí ó sì ṣe ìlérí láti fi lélẹ̀ tí ó sì fi ẹran tó lábùkù rú ẹbọ sí Olúwa; nítorí ọba ńlá ni Èmi,” ni Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí, “ẹ̀rù sì ni orúkọ mi láàrín àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè.