New Living Translation

Malachi 1

1This is the message[a] that the Lord gave to Israel through the prophet Malachi.[b]

The Lord’s Love for Israel

“I have always loved you,” says the Lord.

But you retort, “Really? How have you loved us?”

And the Lord replies, “This is how I showed my love for you: I loved your ancestor Jacob, but I rejected his brother, Esau, and devastated his hill country. I turned Esau’s inheritance into a desert for jackals.”

Esau’s descendants in Edom may say, “We have been shattered, but we will rebuild the ruins.”

But the Lord of Heaven’s Armies replies, “They may try to rebuild, but I will demolish them again. Their country will be known as ‘The Land of Wickedness,’ and their people will be called ‘The People with Whom the Lord Is Forever Angry.’ When you see the destruction for yourselves, you will say, ‘Truly, the Lord’s greatness reaches far beyond Israel’s borders!’”

Unworthy Sacrifices

The Lord of Heaven’s Armies says to the priests: “A son honors his father, and a servant respects his master. If I am your father and master, where are the honor and respect I deserve? You have shown contempt for my name!

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

“You have shown contempt by offering defiled sacrifices on my altar.

“Then you ask, ‘How have we defiled the sacrifices?[c]

“You defile them by saying the altar of the Lord deserves no respect. When you give blind animals as sacrifices, isn’t that wrong? And isn’t it wrong to offer animals that are crippled and diseased? Try giving gifts like that to your governor, and see how pleased he is!” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

“Go ahead, beg God to be merciful to you! But when you bring that kind of offering, why should he show you any favor at all?” asks the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

10 “How I wish one of you would shut the Temple doors so that these worthless sacrifices could not be offered! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “and I will not accept your offerings. 11 But my name is honored[d] by people of other nations from morning till night. All around the world they offer[e] sweet incense and pure offerings in honor of my name. For my name is great among the nations,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

12 “But you dishonor my name with your actions. By bringing contemptible food, you are saying it’s all right to defile the Lord’s table. 13 You say, ‘It’s too hard to serve the Lord,’ and you turn up your noses at my commands,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “Think of it! Animals that are stolen and crippled and sick are being presented as offerings! Should I accept from you such offerings as these?” asks the Lord.

14 “Cursed is the cheat who promises to give a fine ram from his flock but then sacrifices a defective one to the Lord. For I am a great king,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “and my name is feared among the nations!

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1a Hebrew An Oracle: The message.
  2. 1:1b Malachi means “my messenger.”
  3. 1:7 As in Greek version; Hebrew reads defiled you?
  4. 1:11a Or will be honored.
  5. 1:11b Or will offer.

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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.