Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Malaki 1:1-14

11:1 Nahu 1:1; 1Pet 4:11Ĩno nĩyo ndũmĩrĩri nditũ ĩrĩa Jehova aarĩirie andũ a Isiraeli na kanua ka mũnabii Malaki.1:1 Rĩĩtwa Malaki rĩgĩtaũrwo nĩ kuuga “Mũtũmwo.”

Jakubu Kwendwo, nake Esaũ Kũregwo

21:2 Arom 9:13; Jer 46:27Jehova ekuuga atĩrĩ, “Niĩ nĩndĩmwendete.

“No inyuĩ mũũragia atĩrĩ, ‘Ũtwendete atĩa?’ ”

Nake Jehova akamũũria atĩrĩ, “Githĩ Esaũ ndaarĩ mũrũ wa nyina na Jakubu? No niĩ ndendire Jakubu, 31:3 Luk 14:26; Isa 34:10ngĩrega Esaũ, bũrũri wake wa irĩma ngĩwananga ũgĩtuĩka tũhũ, narĩo igai rĩake ngĩrĩtua werũ wa gũikaragwo nĩ mbwe.”

41:4 Isa 11:14; Maca 4:22Andũ a Edomu no moige atĩrĩ, “O na gũtuĩka tũrĩ ahehenje-rĩ, no tũgaaka kũrĩa kwanangĩku rĩngĩ.”

No Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga atĩrĩ, “No maake rĩngĩ, no nĩngakũmomora. Mageetagwo Bũrũri Mwaganu, andũ matũũraga marakarĩirwo nĩ Jehova hĩndĩ ciothe. 51:5 Thab 35:27; Mik 5:4Nĩmũkeyonera ũhoro ũcio, muuge atĩrĩ, ‘Jehova nĩwe mũnene, o na akaneneha na kũu mbere ya mĩhaka ya Isiraeli!’ ”

Magongona marĩ na Ũũgũ

6Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekũũria atĩrĩ, “Mwanake atĩĩaga ithe, nayo ndungata ĩgatĩĩa mũmĩathi. Angĩkorwo ndĩ mũciari-rĩ, gĩtĩĩo kĩrĩa kĩnjagĩrĩire gĩkĩrĩ ha? Angĩkorwo ndĩ mwathani-rĩ, gwĩtigĩrwo kũrĩa kũnjagĩrĩire gũkĩrĩ ha? Inyuĩ, athĩnjĩri-Ngai, nĩinyuĩ mũmenagĩrĩria rĩĩtwa rĩakwa.

“No mũũragia atĩrĩ, ‘Tũmenagĩrĩria rĩĩtwa rĩaku atĩa?’

71:7 Alaw 21:6; Ezek 23:41“Mũigagĩrĩra irio irĩ na thaahu kĩgongona-inĩ gĩakwa.

“No mũũragia atĩrĩ, ‘Tũgũthaahĩtie atĩa?’

“Nĩ kuuga muugaga atĩ metha ya Jehova nĩ ya kũmeneka. 8Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekũũria atĩrĩ, ‘Rĩrĩa mũkũrehe nyamũ ndumumu cia igongona-rĩ, gwĩka ũguo ti ũũru? Rĩrĩa mũkũruta igongona rĩa nyamũ nyonju kana ndwaru-rĩ, gwĩka ũguo ti ũũru? Ta geriai gũcirutĩra mwathi wanyu! No akenio nĩinyuĩ? No amwĩtĩkĩre?’

91:9 Thab 51:17; Ahib 13:16“Na rĩrĩ, ta thaithai Ngai nĩguo atũtuge. Rĩrĩa mũkũrehe maruta ta macio-rĩ, no amwĩtĩkĩre?” Ũguo nĩguo Jehova Mwene Hinya Wothe ekũũria.

101:10 Hos 5:6; Jer 14:12Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga atĩrĩ: “Naarĩ korwo ũmwe wanyu aahinga mĩrango ya hekarũ nĩguo mũtikanaakie mĩaki ya tũhũ kĩgongona-inĩ gĩakwa! Ndikenetio nĩ inyuĩ na ndingĩĩtĩkĩra iruta o na rĩrĩkũ kuuma kũrĩ inyuĩ. 111:11 Math 8:11; Kũg 8:3Rĩĩtwa rĩakwa nĩrĩgatũũgĩrio ndũrĩrĩ-inĩ, kuuma riũa rĩkĩratha o nginya riũa rĩgĩthũa. Kũndũ guothe ũbumba nĩũgacinagwo na maruta matheru marutagĩrwo rĩĩtwa rĩakwa, tondũ rĩĩtwa rĩakwa nĩrĩgatũũgĩrio ndũrĩrĩ-inĩ,” ũguo nĩguo Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga.

12“No inyuĩ mũrĩthaahagia na kwaria ũhoro wa metha ya Mwathani mũkoiga atĩrĩ, ‘Nĩĩthaahie,’ na ha ũhoro wa irio ciayo mũkoiga atĩrĩ, ‘Nĩ cia kũmeneka.’ ” 131:13 Isa 43:22-24; Ndar 14:11Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga atĩrĩ, “Muugaga atĩrĩ, ‘Kaĩ ũhoro ũcio nĩ mũritũ-ĩ!’ Na mũgatembania iromo.”

Jehova ekũũria atĩrĩ, “Rĩrĩa mũkũrehe nyamũ iria ndiihangie, na iria iigũthua, kana iria ndwaru mũgaaciruta irĩ magongona-rĩ, no ndĩgĩciĩtĩkĩre kuuma harĩ inyuĩ?” 141:14 Alaw 22:18-21; Jer 46:18Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga atĩrĩ, “Kũgwatwo nĩ kĩrumi nĩ mũheenania ũrĩa wĩranĩire kũruta nyamũ ya njamba ĩngĩĩtĩkĩrĩka kuuma rũũru-inĩ rwake rwa mbũri, no agacooka akarutĩra Mwathani igongona rĩa nyamũ ĩrĩ na ũũgũ. Nĩgũkorwo ndĩ Mũthamaki mũnene, narĩo rĩĩtwa rĩakwa nĩ rĩa gwĩtigĩrwo ndũrĩrĩ-inĩ.

New International Version

Malachi 1:1-14

1A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi.1:1 Malachi means my messenger.

Israel Doubts God’s Love

2“I have loved you,” says the Lord.

“But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’

“Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob, 3but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.”

4Edom may say, “Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins.”

But this is what the Lord Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the Lord. 5You will see it with your own eyes and say, ‘Great is the Lord—even beyond the borders of Israel!’

Breaking Covenant Through Blemished Sacrifices

6“A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” says the Lord Almighty.

“It is you priests who show contempt for my name.

“But you ask, ‘How have we shown contempt for your name?’

7“By offering defiled food on my altar.

“But you ask, ‘How have we defiled you?’

“By saying that the Lord’s table is contemptible. 8When you offer blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice lame or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?” says the Lord Almighty.

9“Now plead with God to be gracious to us. With such offerings from your hands, will he accept you?”—says the Lord Almighty.

10“Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors, so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord Almighty, “and I will accept no offering from your hands. 11My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty.

12“But you profane it by saying, ‘The Lord’s table is defiled,’ and, ‘Its food is contemptible.’ 13And you say, ‘What a burden!’ and you sniff at it contemptuously,” says the Lord Almighty.

“When you bring injured, lame or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices, should I accept them from your hands?” says the Lord. 14“Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord. For I am a great king,” says the Lord Almighty, “and my name is to be feared among the nations.