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Malachi 2

Introduction

Overview

Malachi 2:1, He sharply reproves the priests for neglecting their covenant; Malachi 2:10, and the people for marrying strange wives; Malachi 2:13, and for putting away their former ones, Malachi 2:17. and for infidelity.

Verse 1

Malachi 1:6, Jeremiah 13:13, Lamentations 4:13, Hosea 5:1

Reciprocal: Leviticus 21:1 - Speak Leviticus 21:24 - Aaron 1 Samuel 2:12 - the sons Ezekiel 22:26 - priests Ezekiel 34:7 - General Hosea 4:6 - I will also reject Hosea 4:10 - they shall eat Malachi 3:3 - the sons

Verse 2

ye will not hear: Leviticus 26:14-1 Corinthians :, Deuteronomy 28:15-Judith :, Deuteronomy 30:17, Deuteronomy 30:18, Psalms 81:11, Psalms 81:12, Isaiah 30:8-1 Chronicles :, Jeremiah 6:16-Proverbs :, Jeremiah 13:17, Jeremiah 25:4-1 Samuel :, Jeremiah 34:17, Ezekiel 3:7, Zechariah 1:3-Joshua :, Zechariah 7:11-2 Chronicles :

if ye will not lay: Isaiah 42:25, Isaiah 47:7, Isaiah 57:11

to give: Joshua 7:19, Jeremiah 13:16, Luke 17:18, 1 Peter 4:11, Revelation 14:7, Revelation 16:9

and I: Deuteronomy 28:16-Job :, Deuteronomy 28:53-Philemon :, Psalms 69:22, Psalms 109:7-Ezra :, Hosea 4:7-2 Samuel :, Hosea 9:11-2 Chronicles :, Haggai 1:6, Haggai 1:9, Haggai 2:16, Haggai 2:17, Luke 23:28-Amos :

I have cursed: By sending them unfruitful seasons, Malachi 3:9

Reciprocal: Exodus 7:23 - neither Numbers 31:23 - abide Deuteronomy 28:17 - General Deuteronomy 28:20 - send 1 Samuel 6:5 - give glory 1 Samuel 25:25 - regard Nehemiah 5:2 - our sons Job 20:14 - his meat Job 20:23 - he is about Job 24:18 - their portion Psalms 79:9 - for the Psalms 111:9 - holy Psalms 132:15 - bless her provision Proverbs 3:33 - curse Proverbs 20:21 - but Ecclesiastes 2:24 - that it Ecclesiastes 7:2 - living Isaiah 24:6 - hath Jeremiah 12:11 - layeth Daniel 1:15 - their Nahum 3:6 - I will cast John 2:11 - beginning Revelation 11:13 - gave

Verse 3

I will: Joel 1:17

corrupt: or reprove

spread: Heb. scatter, Malachi 2:9, 1 Samuel 2:29, 1 Samuel 2:30, 1 Kings 14:10, 2 Kings 9:36, 2 Kings 9:37, Job 20:7, Psalms 83:10, Jeremiah 8:2, Nahum 3:6, Luke 14:35, 1 Corinthians 4:13

one shall take you away with it: or, it shall take you away to it

Reciprocal: Leviticus 21:9 - the daughter Numbers 31:23 - abide Deuteronomy 28:18 - the fruit of thy body 2 Kings 5:27 - leprosy Psalms 7:16 - General Philippians 3:8 - but dung 1 Peter 1:23 - not

Verse 4

ye: 1 Kings 22:25, Isaiah 26:11, Jeremiah 28:9, Ezekiel 33:33, Ezekiel 38:23, Luke 10:11

that my: Isaiah 1:24-Hosea :, Isaiah 27:9, Ezekiel 20:38-Mark :, Ezekiel 44:9-Nehemiah :, Matthew 3:12, John 15:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:28 - children Leviticus 21:1 - Speak Numbers 3:6 - General Numbers 25:12 - General 2 Kings 5:27 - leprosy Nehemiah 13:29 - the covenant Isaiah 43:27 - and thy Ezekiel 40:45 - the keepers Zechariah 12:13 - Levi Matthew 21:33 - husbandmen

Verse 5

covenant: Numbers 3:45, Numbers 8:15, Numbers 16:9, Numbers 16:10, Numbers 18:8-Jeremiah :, Numbers 25:12, Numbers 25:13, Deuteronomy 33:8-2 Samuel :, Psalms 106:30, Psalms 106:31, Ezekiel 34:25, Ezekiel 37:26

I gave: Exodus 32:26-Joel :, Deuteronomy 33:8-1 Kings :

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 33:9 - for they Proverbs 14:2 - that walketh Isaiah 8:13 - and let him Isaiah 54:10 - the covenant Zechariah 3:7 - judge Malachi 2:8 - ye have corrupted Mark 4:41 - feared

Verse 6

law: Psalms 37:30, Ezekiel 44:23, Ezekiel 44:24, Hosea 4:6, Matthew 22:16, Mark 12:14, Luke 20:21, 2 Timothy 2:15, 2 Timothy 2:16, Titus 1:7-1 Samuel :, Revelation 14:5

he walked: Genesis 5:21-Jeremiah :, Genesis 6:9, Genesis 17:1, Luke 1:6

and did: Jeremiah 23:22, Daniel 12:3, Luke 1:16, Luke 1:17, Acts 26:18, 1 Thessalonians 1:9, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, James 5:19, James 5:20

Reciprocal: Genesis 5:22 - General Deuteronomy 33:10 - They shall teach Psalms 86:11 - I will Proverbs 3:3 - mercy Proverbs 5:2 - thy lips Proverbs 14:2 - that walketh Proverbs 31:26 - in her Isaiah 33:15 - that walketh Jeremiah 2:8 - and they that Matthew 21:27 - We cannot tell 2 John 1:4 - walking

Verse 7

the priest's: Leviticus 10:11, Deuteronomy 17:8-1 Kings :, Deuteronomy 21:5, Deuteronomy 24:8, 2 Chronicles 17:8, 2 Chronicles 17:9, 2 Chronicles 30:22, Ezra 7:10, Nehemiah 8:2-Ruth :, Jeremiah 15:19, Jeremiah 18:18, Haggai 2:11-1 Chronicles :, 2 Timothy 2:24, 2 Timothy 2:25

the messenger: Malachi 3:1, Isaiah 42:19, Isaiah 44:26, Haggai 1:13, John 13:20, John 20:21, Acts 16:17, 2 Corinthians 5:20, Galatians 4:14, 1 Thessalonians 4:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 27:21 - Aaron Leviticus 13:2 - he shall Leviticus 13:3 - shall look Deuteronomy 17:9 - the priests Deuteronomy 19:17 - General Deuteronomy 27:14 - General Deuteronomy 31:9 - the priests 1 Samuel 14:36 - Then said the priest 2 Kings 16:11 - built an altar 1 Chronicles 23:4 - officers and judges 2 Chronicles 15:3 - a teaching 2 Chronicles 19:11 - all matters 2 Chronicles 31:4 - the law 2 Chronicles 35:3 - the Levites Ezra 7:25 - teach ye Nehemiah 8:7 - caused Job 33:23 - a messenger Proverbs 5:2 - thy lips Proverbs 22:18 - fitted Ecclesiastes 5:6 - before Jeremiah 5:5 - get me Ezekiel 8:1 - and the Daniel 11:33 - understand Hosea 4:6 - because Zechariah 7:3 - speak Matthew 2:4 - he demanded Matthew 15:6 - Thus Matthew 23:2 - General Mark 11:33 - We Luke 11:52 - for Luke 20:7 - that Revelation 1:20 - The seven stars

Verse 8

ye are: Psalms 18:21, Psalms 119:102, Isaiah 30:11, Isaiah 59:13, Jeremiah 17:5, Jeremiah 17:13, Ezekiel 44:10, Daniel 9:5, Daniel 9:6, Hebrews 3:12

ye have caused: Malachi 2:9, 1 Samuel 2:17, 1 Samuel 2:24, 1 Samuel 2:30, Isaiah 9:16, Jeremiah 18:15, Jeremiah 23:11-Ezra :, Matthew 15:2-Deuteronomy :, Luke 11:45, Luke 11:46, Romans 2:19-Jeremiah :, Romans 14:21

stumble at: or, fall in

ye have corrupted: Malachi 2:5, Malachi 2:10, Leviticus 21:15, Nehemiah 13:29

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 17:11 - According to 2 Kings 5:27 - leprosy 2 Kings 23:9 - the priests Ezra 10:18 - the sons Psalms 73:15 - offend Psalms 119:126 - they Proverbs 12:8 - he Ezekiel 22:26 - priests Ezekiel 44:12 - they ministered Hosea 4:6 - because Micah 3:5 - concerning Zephaniah 3:4 - her priests Malachi 1:6 - O priests Malachi 1:12 - ye have Matthew 5:19 - shall teach Matthew 15:14 - they Mark 11:33 - We

Verse 9

made: Malachi 2:3, 1 Samuel 2:30, Proverbs 10:7, Daniel 12:2, Daniel 12:3, Micah 3:6, Micah 3:7

before: 1 Kings 22:28, Jeremiah 28:15, Jeremiah 28:16, Jeremiah 29:20-Song of Solomon :, Jeremiah 29:31, Jeremiah 29:32, Ezekiel 13:12-Nehemiah :, Ezekiel 13:21, Mark 7:13, Mark 7:14, Luke 20:45-2 Corinthians :

but: Malachi 2:8, Matthew 5:21, Matthew 5:22, Matthew 5:27, Matthew 5:28, Matthew 5:33-Haggai :, Matthew 5:43, Matthew 5:44, Matthew 19:17, Matthew 19:18, Matthew 23:16-Jeremiah :, Mark 7:8-1 Chronicles :, Luke 10:29, Luke 11:42, Romans 7:7-2 Samuel :

have been partial in: or, lifted up the face against, Heb. accepted faces. Deuteronomy 1:17, *marg. Galatians 2:6

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 17:11 - According to 2 Kings 5:27 - leprosy 2 Kings 23:9 - the priests Ezra 10:18 - the sons Job 13:8 - General Proverbs 6:35 - regard Proverbs 12:8 - he Isaiah 9:15 - the prophet Lamentations 2:6 - the king Ezekiel 44:12 - they ministered Hosea 4:6 - I will also reject Hosea 4:7 - therefore Nahum 3:6 - make Malachi 1:6 - if then Matthew 5:19 - shall teach Matthew 22:16 - neither Luke 15:15 - to feed 1 Timothy 5:21 - partiality James 2:4 - partial James 3:17 - without

Verse 10

all: Malachi 1:6, Joshua 24:3, Isaiah 51:2, Isaiah 63:16, Isaiah 64:8, Ezekiel 33:24, Matthew 3:9, Luke 1:73, Luke 3:8, John 8:39, John 8:53, John 8:56, Acts 7:2, Romans 4:1, Romans 9:10, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Ephesians 4:6, Hebrews 12:9

hath: Job 31:15, Psalms 100:3, Isaiah 43:1, Isaiah 43:7, Isaiah 43:15, Isaiah 44:2, John 8:41, Acts 17:25

why: Malachi 2:11, Malachi 2:14, Malachi 2:15, Jeremiah 9:4, Jeremiah 9:5, Micah 7:2-Joshua :, Matthew 10:21, Matthew 22:16, Acts 7:26, 1 Corinthians 6:6-Ruth :, Ephesians 4:25, 1 Thessalonians 4:6

by: Malachi 2:8, Malachi 2:11, Exodus 34:10-Nehemiah :, Joshua 23:12-Nehemiah :, Ezra 9:11-2 Chronicles :, Ezra 10:2, Ezra 10:3, Nehemiah 13:29

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:35 - General Malachi 2:12 - and him Acts 17:26 - hath made

Verse 11

and an: Leviticus 18:24-Amos :, Jeremiah 7:10, Ezekiel 18:13, Ezekiel 22:11, Revelation 21:8

profaned: Exodus 19:5, Exodus 19:6, Leviticus 20:26, Deuteronomy 7:3-Joshua :, Deuteronomy 14:2, Deuteronomy 33:26-Joel :, Psalms 106:28, Psalms 106:34-Malachi :, Jeremiah 2:3, Jeremiah 2:7, Jeremiah 2:8, Jeremiah 2:21, Jeremiah 2:22

loved: or, ought to love

and hath: Genesis 6:1, Genesis 6:2, Judges 3:6, 1 Kings 11:1-Ruth :, Ezra 9:1, Ezra 9:2, Ezra 9:12, Ezra 10:2, Nehemiah 13:23-Joel :, Hosea 6:7, 2 Corinthians 6:14-Job :

Reciprocal: Exodus 21:8 - seeing Leviticus 21:15 - profane 1 Kings 11:2 - Ye shall not go in Psalms 26:6 - so will Psalms 81:9 - strange Psalms 144:7 - the hand Isaiah 48:8 - I knew Jeremiah 3:20 - so have Jeremiah 9:2 - an assembly Hosea 5:7 - begotten Hosea 7:8 - he hath Malachi 2:10 - why John 8:41 - We be 1 Corinthians 7:39 - only

Verse 12

cut: Leviticus 18:29, Leviticus 20:3, Numbers 15:30, Numbers 15:31, Joshua 23:12, Joshua 23:13, 1 Samuel 2:31-Nahum :

the master and the scholar: or, him that waketh, and him that answereth, 1 Chronicles 25:8, Ezra 10:18, Ezra 10:19, Nehemiah 13:28, Nehemiah 13:29, Isaiah 9:14-Nehemiah :, Isaiah 24:1, Isaiah 24:2, Ezekiel 14:10, Hosea 4:4, Hosea 4:5, Matthew 15:14, 2 Timothy 3:13, Revelation 19:20

out: Numbers 24:5, Zechariah 12:7

and him: Malachi 2:10, Genesis 4:3-Deuteronomy :, 1 Samuel 3:14, 1 Samuel 15:22, 1 Samuel 15:23, Isaiah 61:8, Isaiah 66:3, Amos 5:22

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:15 - that soul James 3:1 - be

Verse 13

covering: Deuteronomy 15:9, 1 Samuel 1:9, 1 Samuel 1:10, 2 Samuel 13:19, 2 Samuel 13:20, Psalms 78:34-Haggai :, Ecclesiastes 4:1

insomuch: Deuteronomy 26:14, Nehemiah 8:9-2 Kings :, Proverbs 15:8, Proverbs 21:27, Isaiah 1:11-Ezra :, Jeremiah 6:20

Reciprocal: Leviticus 10:19 - should Deuteronomy 12:7 - ye shall 1 Samuel 2:17 - abhorred Isaiah 43:24 - filled me Hosea 9:4 - as Malachi 1:13 - should I accept Matthew 19:8 - because Hebrews 8:9 - regarded

Verse 14

Wherefore: Malachi 1:6, Malachi 1:7, Malachi 3:8, Proverbs 30:20, Isaiah 58:3, Jeremiah 8:12

the Lord: Malachi 3:5, Genesis 31:50, Judges 11:10, 1 Samuel 12:5, Jeremiah 42:5, Micah 1:2

the wife: Malachi 2:15, Proverbs 5:18, Proverbs 5:19, Ecclesiastes 9:9, Isaiah 54:6

thy companion: Genesis 2:18, Proverbs 2:17, Song of Solomon 1:15, *marg. Ezekiel 16:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:24 - and they shall be one flesh Ruth 4:10 - ye are witnesses 1 Chronicles 14:3 - took Jeremiah 3:4 - the guide Jeremiah 29:23 - even I Malachi 2:10 - why Malachi 2:17 - Wherein Malachi 3:13 - What Matthew 5:32 - whosoever Matthew 19:3 - Is it Matthew 19:6 - God Matthew 19:8 - because Mark 10:6 - God 1 Corinthians 7:2 - let 1 Corinthians 7:10 - Let Colossians 3:19 - love 1 Peter 3:7 - ye

Verse 15

did: Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:20-Jeremiah :, Matthew 19:4-Joshua :, Mark 10:6-Ruth :, 1 Corinthians 7:2

residue: or, excellency

the spirit: Genesis 2:7, Job 27:3, Ecclesiastes 12:7, John 20:22

That he: Genesis 24:3-Judges :, Genesis 24:44, Genesis 26:34, Genesis 26:35, Genesis 27:46, Genesis 28:2-Numbers :, Deuteronomy 7:4, Ezra 9:4, Nehemiah 13:24, Jeremiah 2:21, 1 Corinthians 7:14, Ephesians 6:4, 1 Timothy 3:4, 1 Timothy 3:5, 1 Timothy 3:11, 1 Timothy 3:12, Titus 1:6

godly seed: Heb. seed of God, Genesis 6:2, Hosea 1:10, Acts 3:25, 2 Corinthians 6:18

take: Malachi 2:14, Proverbs 4:23, Proverbs 6:25, Proverbs 7:25, Matthew 5:28, Matthew 5:29, Matthew 15:19, James 1:14, James 1:15

treacherously: or, unfaithfully

Reciprocal: Genesis 5:2 - Male Genesis 29:27 - week Leviticus 18:18 - to vex her Leviticus 21:15 - profane Deuteronomy 4:15 - Take ye Deuteronomy 17:17 - multiply wives Judges 8:30 - many wives Judges 19:1 - a concubine 2 Chronicles 22:3 - his mother Ezra 9:2 - the holy seed Proverbs 5:18 - rejoice Ecclesiastes 9:9 - with the wife Isaiah 6:13 - so the holy Joel 1:8 - the husband Malachi 2:10 - why 2 Corinthians 6:14 - unequally

Verse 16

the Lord: Deuteronomy 24:1-Numbers :, Isaiah 50:1, Matthew 5:31, Matthew 5:32, Matthew 19:3-1 Samuel :, Mark 10:2-2 Kings :, Luke 16:18

that he hateth putting away: or, if he hate her, put her away, Heb. to put away

covereth: Proverbs 28:13, Isaiah 28:20, Isaiah 59:6, Micah 7:2, Micah 7:3

Reciprocal: Isaiah 46:4 - even to your Matthew 19:7 - and to 1 Corinthians 7:14 - else

Verse 17

wearied: Psalms 95:9, Psalms 95:10, Isaiah 1:14, Isaiah 7:13, Isaiah 43:24, Jeremiah 15:6, Ezekiel 16:43, Amos 2:13

Wherein: Malachi 2:14, Malachi 1:6, Malachi 1:7, Malachi 3:8

Every: Malachi 3:13-Ezra :, Job 34:5-1 Samuel :, Job 34:17, Job 34:36, Job 36:17, Psalms 73:3-Ezra :, Matthew 11:18, Matthew 11:19

Where: Deuteronomy 32:4, 1 Samuel 2:3, Psalms 10:11-1 Chronicles :, Ecclesiastes 8:11, Isaiah 5:18, Isaiah 5:19, Isaiah 30:18, Ezekiel 8:12, Ezekiel 9:9, Zephaniah 1:12, 2 Peter 3:3, 2 Peter 3:4

Reciprocal: Job 22:3 - any pleasure Job 24:12 - yet God Psalms 5:4 - God Psalms 58:11 - verily he Isaiah 5:20 - them Isaiah 29:15 - Who seeth Isaiah 40:27 - my judgment Jeremiah 44:22 - could Ezekiel 18:25 - way Hosea 12:8 - they Malachi 1:2 - Wherein Malachi 3:5 - I will come Malachi 3:15 - yea Matthew 25:44 - when Luke 11:42 - and pass

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Malachi 2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/malachi-2.html.