King James Version

Malachi 1:1-14

1The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.1.1 by…: Heb. by the hand of 2I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, 3And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. 4Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever. 5And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be magnified from the border of Israel.1.5 from: or, upon: Heb. from upon

6¶ A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? 7Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.1.7 offer…: or, bring unto, etc 8And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.1.8 for: Heb. to 9And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the LORD of hosts.1.9 God: Heb. the face of God1.9 by…: Heb. from your hand 10Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand. 11For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.

12¶ But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible. 13Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD.1.13 and ye have…: or, whereas ye might have blown it away 14But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.1.14 which…: Heb. in whose flock is

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Malaki 1:1-14

11:1 Nah 1:1; Mdo 7:38; Rum 3:1-2; 1Pet 4:11Ujumbe: Neno la Bwana kwa Israeli kupitia kwa Malaki.

Yakobo Alipendwa, Esau Alichukiwa

21:2 Kum 4:37; Mal 2:14-17; 3:7-13; Yer 46:27; Rum 9:13; Mwa 25:23; 28:13Bwana asema, “Nimewapenda ninyi.”

“Lakini ninyi mnauliza, ‘Wewe umetupendaje?’ ”

Bwana asema, “Je, Esau hakuwa ndugu yake Yakobo? Hata hivyo nimempenda Yakobo, 31:3 Lk 14:26; Eze 35:3; Isa 34:10; 13:22lakini nikamchukia Esau, nami nimeifanya milima yake kuwa ukiwa, na urithi wake nimewapa mbweha wa jangwani.”

41:4 Isa 11:14; 34:11; 9:10; 34:5; Mao 4:22; Eze 25:12-14; 26; 14Edomu anaweza kusema, “Ingawa tumepondapondwa, tutajenga upya magofu.”

Lakini hili ndilo Bwana Mwenye Nguvu Zote asemalo: “Wanaweza kujenga, lakini nitabomoa. Wataitwa Nchi Ovu, watu ambao siku zote wapo chini ya ghadhabu ya Bwana. 51:5 Za 35:17; 48:1; Mik 5:4; Isa 45:22; 52:10; Amo 1:11-12; Za 83:18Mtayaona kwa macho yenu wenyewe na kusema, ‘Bwana ni mkuu, hata nje ya mipaka ya Israeli!’

Dhabihu Zilizo Na Mawaa

61:6 Law 20:9; Mt 15:14; 23:9; Lk 6:46; Ay 5:17; Kum 31; 12; 20:12; 5:16; Efe 6:2; Lk 18:20“Mwana humheshimu baba yake, naye mtumishi humheshimu bwana wake. Kama mimi ni baba, iko wapi heshima ninayostahili? Kama mimi ni bwana, iko wapi heshima ninayostahili?” asema Bwana Mwenye Nguvu Zote. “Ni ninyi, enyi makuhani, mnaolidharau Jina langu.

“Lakini mnauliza, ‘Tumelidharau Jina lako kwa namna gani?’

71:7 Law 21:6; Eze 23; 41; 41:22“Mnatoa sadaka chakula kilichotiwa unajisi juu ya madhabahu yangu.

“Lakini ninyi mnauliza, ‘Tumekutia unajisi kwa namna gani?’

“Kwa kusema kuwa meza ya Bwana ni ya kudharauliwa. 81:8 Law 1:3; Kum 15:21; Mwa 32:20; Isa 43:23; Ay 42:8Wakati mletapo dhabihu za wanyama walio vipofu, je, hilo si kosa? Mnapoleta dhabihu zilizo vilema au wanyama wagonjwa, je, hilo si kosa? Jaribuni kuvitoa kwa mtawala wenu! Je, angefurahishwa nanyi? Je, atawakubalia?” asema Bwana Mwenye Nguvu Zote.

91:9 Law 23:33-44; Za 51:17; Mik 6:6-8; Rum 12; 1; Ebr 13:16; Yer 6:20; Hos 13:9“Basi mwombeni Mungu awe na neema kwetu. Je, kwa sadaka kama hizo kutoka mikononi mwenu, atawapokea?” asema Bwana Mwenye Nguvu Zote.

101:10 2Nya 28:24; Hos 5:6; Mal 2:12; Law 22; 20; Isa 1:11-14; Yer 14:12; 1Kor 9:13; Flp 3:18-19“Laiti mmoja wenu angalifunga milango ya Hekalu, ili msije mkawasha moto usiokuwa na faida juu ya madhabahu yangu! Sina furaha nanyi,” asema Bwana Mwenye Nguvu Zote, “nami sitaikubali sadaka toka mikononi mwenu. 111:11 Isa 24:15; 56:6; 6:3; 12:4; 60:6-7; 19:21; Za 113:3; Mt 8:11; Ufu 5:8; Ebr 13:15; Isa 59:19; 66:19; Yn 4:21; 1Tim 2:8Jina langu litakuwa kuu miongoni mwa mataifa, kuanzia mawio ya jua hata machweo yake. Kila mahali uvumba na sadaka safi zitaletwa kwa Jina langu, kwa sababu Jina langu litakuwa kuu miongoni mwa mataifa,” asema Bwana Mwenye Nguvu Zote.

121:12 Eze 41:22“Lakini mnalinajisi Jina langu kwa kusema kuhusu meza ya Bwana, ‘Imetiwa unajisi pamoja na chakula chake. Ni ya kudharauliwa.’ 131:13 Isa 43:22-24; Hes 14:11; Kum 15:21; Law 22:20; Isa 1:12Nanyi mnasema, ‘Mzigo gani huu!’ Nanyi mnaidharau kwa kiburi,” asema Bwana Mwenye Nguvu Zote.

“Wakati mnapowaleta wanyama mliopokonya kwa nguvu, walio vilema au walio wagonjwa na kuwatoa kama dhabihu, je, niwakubali kutoka mikononi mwenu?” asema Bwana. 141:14 Kut 12:5; Za 95:3; 72:6-11; Oba 1:21; Law 22:18-21; Mdo 5:1“Amelaaniwa yeye adanganyaye, aliye na mnyama wa kiume anayekubalika katika kundi lake na kuweka nadhiri ya kumtoa, lakini akatoa dhabihu ya mnyama aliye na dosari kwa Bwana. Kwa kuwa mimi ni Mfalme Mkuu, nalo Jina langu linapaswa kuogopwa miongoni mwa mataifa,” asema Bwana Mwenye Nguvu Zote.