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Malachi 1

Introduction

Overview

Malachi 1:1, Malachi complains of Israel’s unkindness; Malachi 1:2, of their irreligiousness and profaneness.

Verse 1

burden: Isaiah 13:1, Habakkuk 1:1, Zechariah 9:1, Zechariah 12:1

by: Heb. by the hand of, Haggai 1:1, Haggai 2:1, *marg.

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:29 - their means 2 Kings 9:25 - the Lord Jeremiah 23:14 - Sodom Jeremiah 23:33 - What Ezekiel 12:10 - This

Verse 2

I have: The prophet shows in Malachi 1:2-Deuteronomy :, how much Jacob and the Israelites were favoured by Jehovah, more than Esau and the Edomites. Through every period of the history of Jacob's posterity, they could not deny that God had remarkably appeared on their behalf; but he had rendered the heritage of Esau's descendants, by wars and various other means, barren and waste forever. Deuteronomy 7:6-Ruth :, Deuteronomy 10:15, Deuteronomy 32:8-2 Chronicles :, Isaiah 41:8, Isaiah 41:9, Isaiah 43:4, Jeremiah 31:3, Romans 11:28, Romans 11:29

Wherein: Malachi 1:6, Malachi 1:7, Malachi 2:17, Malachi 3:7, Malachi 3:8, Malachi 3:13, Malachi 3:14, Jeremiah 2:5, Jeremiah 2:31, Luke 10:29

yet I: Genesis 25:23, Genesis 27:27-Amos :, Genesis 27:33, Genesis 28:3, Genesis 28:4, Genesis 28:13, Genesis 28:14, Genesis 32:28-Amos :, Genesis 48:4, Romans 9:10-1 Chronicles :

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:29 - be lord Numbers 20:14 - thy brother Deuteronomy 4:37 - because Deuteronomy 23:5 - because the Deuteronomy 23:7 - he is thy Deuteronomy 33:3 - he loved 1 Samuel 12:22 - it hath 1 Kings 11:15 - after he had 2 Kings 3:8 - the wilderness of Edom 1 Chronicles 1:34 - The sons of Isaac Psalms 44:3 - because Psalms 47:4 - whom Isaiah 21:11 - me out Jeremiah 25:21 - Edom Lamentations 4:21 - the cup Ezekiel 16:8 - thy time Ezekiel 36:5 - against all Hosea 11:1 - Israel Amos 1:11 - because Matthew 1:2 - Isaac begat Mark 3:8 - Idumaea Luke 14:26 - hate Romans 9:13 - Jacob

Verse 3

hated: Genesis 29:30, Genesis 29:31, Deuteronomy 21:15, Deuteronomy 21:16, Luke 14:26

laid: Isaiah 34:9-2 Kings :, Jeremiah 49:16-Job :, Ezekiel 25:13, Ezekiel 25:14, Ezekiel 36:3, Ezekiel 36:4, Ezekiel 36:7, Ezekiel 36:9, Ezekiel 36:14, Ezekiel 36:15, Joel 3:19, Obadiah 1:10, Obadiah 1:18, Obadiah 1:19-Ecclesiastes :

the: Isaiah 13:21, Isaiah 13:22, Isaiah 34:13, Isaiah 34:14, Isaiah 35:7, Jeremiah 9:11, Jeremiah 51:37

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:8 - mount Seir 1 Kings 11:15 - after he had 2 Kings 3:8 - the wilderness of Edom Job 30:29 - a brother Job 31:40 - thistles Psalms 44:3 - because Psalms 68:6 - the rebellious Isaiah 34:10 - from Isaiah 34:11 - stretch Jeremiah 10:22 - a den Jeremiah 49:7 - Edom Jeremiah 49:10 - I have made Jeremiah 49:13 - a desolation Jeremiah 49:20 - make Jeremiah 49:33 - a dwelling Ezekiel 32:29 - Edom Ezekiel 35:4 - lay Ezekiel 35:9 - perpetual Malachi 1:4 - The people Matthew 1:2 - Isaac begat Romans 9:13 - Jacob

Verse 4

but: Isaiah 9:9, Isaiah 9:10, James 4:13-Nehemiah :

They shall build: Job 9:4, Job 12:14, Job 34:29, Psalms 127:1, Proverbs 21:30, Isaiah 10:4, Isaiah 10:15, Isaiah 10:16, Lamentations 3:37, Matthew 12:30

The border: Jeremiah 31:17, Ezekiel 11:10, Amos 6:2

The people: Malachi 1:3, Psalms 137:7, Isaiah 11:14, Isaiah 34:5, Isaiah 34:10, Isaiah 63:1-Joshua :, Lamentations 4:21, Lamentations 4:22, Ezekiel 25:14, Ezekiel 35:9

Reciprocal: Joshua 6:26 - Cursed Judges 6:6 - impoverished Isaiah 34:11 - stretch Isaiah 64:9 - remember Jeremiah 22:14 - I will Jeremiah 49:7 - Edom Jeremiah 49:10 - I have made Jeremiah 49:13 - a desolation Jeremiah 49:20 - make Lamentations 2:2 - he hath thrown Ezekiel 25:13 - I will also Ezekiel 26:14 - be built Ezekiel 32:29 - Edom Ezekiel 35:4 - lay Hosea 2:9 - will I Joel 3:19 - Edom Amos 1:11 - Edom Amos 9:12 - Edom Obadiah 1:1 - concerning Obadiah 1:3 - pride Obadiah 1:10 - and Obadiah 1:19 - the south Habakkuk 2:13 - is it Malachi 3:18 - shall

Verse 5

your: Deuteronomy 4:3, Deuteronomy 11:7, Joshua 24:7, 1 Samuel 12:16, 2 Chronicles 29:8, Luke 10:23, Luke 10:24

The Lord: Psalms 35:26, Psalms 35:27, Psalms 58:10, Psalms 58:11, Psalms 83:17, Psalms 83:18, Ezekiel 38:16, Ezekiel 38:23, Ezekiel 39:21, Ezekiel 39:22

from: or, upon, Heb. from upon

Reciprocal: Joshua 23:3 - And ye Psalms 52:6 - righteous Psalms 91:8 - Only Ezekiel 39:9 - shall go Obadiah 1:19 - the south Micah 7:10 - mine

Verse 6

son: Exodus 20:12, Leviticus 19:3, Deuteronomy 5:16, Proverbs 30:11, Proverbs 30:17, Matthew 15:4, Matthew 15:6, Matthew 19:19, Mark 7:10, Mark 10:19, Luke 18:20, Ephesians 6:2

a servant: 1 Timothy 6:1, 1 Timothy 6:2, Titus 2:9, Titus 2:10, 1 Peter 2:17-Psalms :

if then: From this verse to Malachi 2:9, the prophet reproves the priests and people for sacrificing the refuse of beasts; and denounces punishment against the former for not teaching the people their duty in this respect. Exodus 4:22, Exodus 4:23, Isaiah 1:2, Isaiah 64:8, Jeremiah 31:9, Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:14, Matthew 6:15, Luke 6:36, Luke 6:46, 1 Peter 1:17

and if: Matthew 7:21, Luke 6:46, John 13:13-Esther :

O priests: Malachi 2:8, 1 Samuel 2:28-Amos :, Jeremiah 5:30, Jeremiah 5:31, Jeremiah 23:11, Ezekiel 22:26, Hosea 4:6, Hosea 5:1

And ye: Malachi 2:14-Esther :, Malachi 3:7, Malachi 3:8, Malachi 3:13, Malachi 3:14, Jeremiah 2:21, Jeremiah 2:22, Hosea 12:8, Luke 10:29

Reciprocal: Leviticus 21:6 - profane Numbers 11:20 - despised 1 Samuel 2:30 - them 2 Samuel 12:10 - because 2 Kings 5:13 - My father Nehemiah 13:10 - the portions Isaiah 45:10 - General Isaiah 63:16 - thou art Jeremiah 23:17 - that despise Jeremiah 35:16 - General Ezekiel 22:8 - General Malachi 1:2 - Wherein Malachi 1:12 - ye have Malachi 2:10 - all Malachi 2:17 - Wherein Malachi 3:3 - the sons Malachi 3:17 - son Matthew 7:11 - how Matthew 22:21 - and Matthew 23:9 - for Matthew 25:44 - when Mark 12:17 - and to Mark 14:45 - Master Luke 7:40 - Master Luke 10:16 - despiseth him Luke 11:42 - and pass Luke 18:18 - Good John 8:41 - we have John 8:42 - If Ephesians 6:5 - be Colossians 3:20 - obey Colossians 3:22 - obey 1 Thessalonians 3:11 - God Hebrews 12:9 - shall we not

Verse 7

Ye offer: etc. or, Bring unto my, etc

polluted: Leviticus 2:11, Leviticus 21:6, Deuteronomy 15:21

The table: Malachi 1:12, 1 Samuel 2:15-Esther :, Ezekiel 41:22, 1 Corinthians 10:21, 1 Corinthians 11:21, 1 Corinthians 11:22, 1 Corinthians 11:27-Jonah :

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:5 - be without Exodus 25:30 - General Leviticus 3:11 - the food Leviticus 22:25 - the bread Numbers 18:32 - pollute Numbers 28:2 - my bread 2 Samuel 12:10 - because Jeremiah 34:16 - polluted Ezekiel 23:41 - a table Ezekiel 40:39 - tables on that Ezekiel 44:7 - when Ezekiel 44:16 - to my table Malachi 1:2 - Wherein Malachi 1:13 - torn Malachi 2:14 - Wherefore Malachi 2:17 - Wherein Matthew 26:8 - To

Verse 8

if ye offer the blind: Malachi 1:14, Leviticus 22:19-Lamentations :, Deuteronomy 15:21

for sacrifice: Heb. to sacrifice

or accept: Malachi 1:10, Malachi 1:13, Job 42:8, Psalms 20:3, Jeremiah 14:10, Hosea 8:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:7 - If thou doest well Exodus 12:5 - be without Leviticus 3:1 - without Leviticus 22:20 - General Leviticus 22:22 - Blind Leviticus 22:25 - the bread Numbers 18:30 - the best Deuteronomy 17:1 - General Deuteronomy 33:11 - accept Psalms 4:5 - Offer Ezekiel 45:15 - out of the fat Malachi 1:12 - ye have Malachi 3:8 - In Romans 2:22 - sacrilege

Verse 9

beseech: 2 Chronicles 30:27, Jeremiah 27:18, Joel 1:13, Joel 1:14, Joel 2:17, Zechariah 3:1-Deuteronomy :, John 9:31, Hebrews 7:26, Hebrews 7:27

God: Heb. the face of God, Exodus 32:11, Jeremiah 26:19, *marg. Lamentations 2:19

by your means: Heb. from your hand

will he: Acts 19:15, Acts 19:16, Romans 2:11, 1 Peter 1:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 43:29 - my son Numbers 6:25 - gracious 1 Samuel 4:4 - Hophni 1 Samuel 12:19 - Pray for thy Job 22:30 - pureness Job 42:8 - him Ezekiel 13:5 - have not Hosea 9:4 - neither Hosea 13:9 - thou 1 Timothy 2:8 - lifting

Verse 10

Who: Instead of mi "who," one manuscript (30; K) with the LXX reads ki "surely," which is adopted by Houbigant and Abp. Newcome, who renders, "Surely the doors shall be closed against you, neither shall ye kindle the fire of my altar in vain."

even: Job 1:9-1 Kings :, Isaiah 56:11, Isaiah 56:12, Jeremiah 6:13, Jeremiah 8:10, Micah 3:11, John 10:12, Philippians 2:21, 1 Peter 5:2

neither: 1 Corinthians 9:13

I have: Isaiah 1:11-Ezra :, Jeremiah 6:20, Amos 5:21-Jeremiah :, Hebrews 10:38

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:7 - If thou doest well Leviticus 1:7 - fire Leviticus 7:18 - it shall Leviticus 10:19 - should Judges 18:4 - hired me 1 Samuel 2:14 - all that the fleshhook 1 Samuel 3:15 - opened 1 Kings 13:7 - I will give 2 Kings 12:6 - the priests 1 Chronicles 9:27 - the opening 2 Chronicles 29:7 - General Nehemiah 6:10 - let us shut Ecclesiastes 5:1 - give Ecclesiastes 5:4 - for Isaiah 1:13 - vain Ezekiel 13:19 - for handfuls Hosea 4:8 - set their heart on their iniquity Hosea 9:4 - neither Amos 7:12 - eat Malachi 1:8 - or accept Matthew 25:18 - and hid Luke 10:31 - priest John 12:5 - was Romans 16:18 - but 1 Corinthians 9:17 - against Philippians 4:17 - because 1 Thessalonians 2:5 - a cloak 1 Timothy 2:8 - lifting 1 Timothy 3:3 - not covetous 1 Timothy 6:10 - the love Hebrews 10:6 - thou 2 Peter 2:3 - through

Verse 11

from: As the preceding verse was a prediction of the abolition of the Levitical priesthood, so this is a prophecy of the conversion of the Gentiles, and the spiritual priesthood of the Gospel times. As none but priests of Aaron's race might burn incense before Jehovah, a total change of the external administration of the sacred ordinances is evidently predicted. Psalms 50:1, Psalms 113:3, Isaiah 45:6, Isaiah 59:19, Zechariah 8:7

my name: Malachi 1:14, Psalms 22:27-Obadiah :, Psalms 67:2, Psalms 72:11-Esther :, Psalms 98:1-Leviticus :, Isaiah 11:9, Isaiah 11:10, Isaiah 45:22, Isaiah 45:23, Isaiah 49:6, Isaiah 49:7, Isaiah 49:22, Isaiah 49:23, Isaiah 54:1-Leviticus :, Isaiah 54:5, Isaiah 60:1-1 Kings :, Isaiah 60:16-Song of Solomon :, Isaiah 66:19, Isaiah 66:20, Amos 9:12, Micah 5:4, Zephaniah 3:9, Zechariah 8:20-Isaiah :, Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10, Matthew 28:19, Acts 15:17, Acts 15:18, Revelation 11:15, Revelation 15:4

and in: Isaiah 24:14-Nehemiah :, Isaiah 42:10-2 Kings :, Zephaniah 2:11, John 4:21-Isaiah :, Acts 10:30-Habakkuk :, Romans 15:9-1 Kings :, Romans 15:16, 1 Timothy 2:8, Revelation 8:3

incense: Psalms 141:2, Isaiah 60:6, Luke 1:10, Romans 12:1, Philippians 4:18, Hebrews 13:15, Hebrews 13:16, Revelation 5:8, Revelation 8:3, Revelation 8:4

for: Isaiah 66:19, Isaiah 66:20

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:27 - dwell Exodus 9:16 - that my Exodus 20:24 - in all places Leviticus 2:1 - frankincense Leviticus 2:14 - a meat offering Leviticus 17:8 - that offereth Leviticus 21:6 - profane Numbers 7:32 - incense Numbers 15:4 - a meat Numbers 16:46 - and put 1 Kings 13:1 - burn Psalms 4:5 - Offer Psalms 45:17 - I will Psalms 48:10 - According Psalms 49:1 - inhabitants Psalms 66:4 - General Psalms 67:7 - all the Psalms 72:19 - and let Psalms 95:3 - a great Psalms 96:8 - bring Psalms 96:10 - Say Psalms 111:9 - holy Psalms 138:5 - for great Ecclesiastes 5:1 - give Song of Solomon 4:6 - the mountain Isaiah 5:26 - end Isaiah 14:1 - the strangers Isaiah 18:7 - shall the Isaiah 19:21 - and shall Isaiah 24:15 - isles Isaiah 27:13 - and shall Isaiah 37:20 - that all Isaiah 56:7 - them will Isaiah 66:23 - shall all Jeremiah 10:6 - thou Jeremiah 16:19 - Gentiles Ezekiel 20:40 - there shall Ezekiel 39:21 - I will set Ezekiel 47:8 - the waters Daniel 2:45 - the great Hosea 2:23 - Thou art my God Micah 4:1 - and people Zephaniah 3:10 - General Zechariah 2:11 - many Zechariah 14:20 - shall there Malachi 3:3 - an Matthew 2:11 - frankincense Matthew 8:11 - That Mark 4:31 - is less than Mark 12:9 - and will Luke 13:29 - General Luke 14:23 - Go Luke 21:24 - until Luke 24:47 - among Acts 7:49 - what house Acts 11:1 - the Gentiles Acts 13:47 - that thou Romans 1:5 - for his name Romans 3:29 - General Philippians 3:3 - worship Colossians 3:11 - there 1 Thessalonians 1:9 - ye 1 Peter 2:5 - spiritual

Verse 12

ye have: Malachi 1:6, Malachi 1:8, Malachi 2:8, 2 Samuel 12:14, Ezekiel 36:21-Isaiah :, Amos 2:7, Romans 2:24

The table: Malachi 1:7, Malachi 1:13, Numbers 11:4-Ruth :, Daniel 5:3, Daniel 5:4

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:30 - General Exodus 37:10 - General Leviticus 3:11 - the food Leviticus 18:21 - profane Leviticus 21:6 - profane Leviticus 22:25 - the bread Leviticus 24:9 - Aaron's Numbers 28:2 - my bread 1 Samuel 2:29 - kick ye 2 Samuel 24:24 - Nay 1 Kings 7:48 - the table 1 Chronicles 21:24 - Nay 2 Chronicles 4:8 - ten tables Jeremiah 24:2 - naughty Jeremiah 34:16 - polluted Ezekiel 22:8 - General Ezekiel 40:39 - tables on that Ezekiel 41:22 - This is Ezekiel 44:7 - when Ezekiel 44:16 - to my table Matthew 25:24 - I knew Mark 14:4 - Why Luke 15:29 - yet Philippians 3:19 - whose God

Verse 13

Behold: 1 Samuel 2:29, Isaiah 43:22, Amos 8:5, Micah 6:3, Mark 14:4, Mark 14:5, Mark 14:37, Mark 14:38

and ye have snuffed at it: or, whereas ye might have blown it away

torn: Malachi 1:7, Malachi 1:8, Leviticus 22:8, Leviticus 22:19-Isaiah :, Deuteronomy 15:21, Ezekiel 4:14, Ezekiel 44:31

should I accept: Malachi 2:13, Isaiah 1:12, Isaiah 57:6, Jeremiah 7:9-1 Kings :, Jeremiah 7:21-:, Amos 5:21-Isaiah :, Zechariah 7:5, Zechariah 7:6, Matthew 6:1, Matthew 6:2, Matthew 6:5, Matthew 6:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:7 - If thou doest well Exodus 29:1 - without Leviticus 7:18 - it shall Leviticus 10:19 - should Leviticus 22:20 - General Leviticus 23:18 - seven lambs Numbers 6:14 - one ewe Numbers 19:2 - no blemish Numbers 28:19 - they shall Numbers 28:31 - without blemish Deuteronomy 17:1 - General 1 Samuel 2:36 - eat Job 21:15 - and what Isaiah 43:23 - hast not Malachi 1:12 - The table Malachi 3:8 - In Matthew 20:12 - borne Matthew 25:24 - I knew Matthew 26:8 - To Luke 15:29 - yet Galatians 6:9 - us 2 Thessalonians 3:13 - ye

Verse 14

cursed: Malachi 3:9, Genesis 27:12, Joshua 7:11, Joshua 7:12, Jeremiah 48:10, Matthew 24:51, Luke 12:1, Luke 12:2, Luke 12:46, Acts 5:1-2 Samuel :, Revelation 21:8

which hath in his flock: or, in whose flock is, Ecclesiastes 5:4, Ecclesiastes 5:5, Mark 12:41-Acts :, Mark 14:8, 2 Corinthians 8:12

for: Malachi 1:8, Malachi 1:11, Deuteronomy 28:58, Psalms 47:2, Psalms 48:2, Psalms 95:3, Isaiah 57:15, Jeremiah 10:10, Daniel 4:37, Zechariah 14:9, Matthew 5:35, 1 Timothy 6:15

my name: Psalms 68:35, Psalms 76:12, Daniel 9:4, Hebrews 12:29, Revelation 15:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:7 - General Exodus 9:16 - that my Exodus 12:5 - be without Exodus 29:1 - without Leviticus 1:3 - a male Leviticus 1:10 - a male Leviticus 3:1 - without Leviticus 22:20 - General Leviticus 23:18 - seven lambs Leviticus 27:11 - General Numbers 6:14 - one ewe Numbers 19:2 - no blemish Numbers 28:19 - they shall Numbers 28:31 - without blemish Deuteronomy 17:1 - General Deuteronomy 23:18 - any vow Job 21:15 - and what Psalms 48:10 - According Psalms 96:10 - Say Psalms 145:1 - my God Isaiah 43:23 - hast not Isaiah 43:24 - filled me Isaiah 44:6 - the King Jeremiah 46:18 - saith Jeremiah 48:15 - saith Jeremiah 51:57 - the king Ezekiel 45:15 - out of the fat Zechariah 14:16 - the King John 10:29 - is greater Acts 5:2 - kept Romans 1:5 - for his name Romans 2:22 - sacrilege 1 Timothy 1:17 - the King

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Malachi 1". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/malachi-1.html.