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Jehovah's Universal Reign waters shall go out from Jerusalem; gold, and silver, and apparel, in half of them toward the eastern sea, great abundance. 15 And so shall and half of them toward the western be the plague of the horse, of the sea : in summer and in winter shall mule, of the camel, and of the ass, it be.
and of all the beasts that shall be in 9 And Jehovah shall be King over those camps, as that plague. all the earth; in that day shall Je 16 And it shall come to pass, that hovah be one, and his name one. every one that is left of all the na10 All the land shall be made like tions that came against Jerusalem the Arabah, from Geba to Rimmon shall go up from year to year to worsouth of Jerusalem; and she shall ship the King, Jehovah of hosts, be lifted up, and shall dwell in her and to keep the feast of tabernacles. place, from Benjamin's gate unto 17 And it shall be, that whoso of all the place of the first gate, unto the the families of the earth goeth not corner gate, and from the tower of up unto Jerusalem to worship the Hananel unto the king's winepresses, King, Jehovah of hosts, upon them 11 And men shall dwell therein, there shall be no rain. 18 And if and there shall be no more ? curse; the family of Egypt go not up, and but Jerusalem shall dwell safely. come not, neither shall it be upon
12 And this shall be the plague them; there shall be the plague wherewith Jehovah will smite all wherewith Jehovah will smite the the peoples that have warred against nations that go not up to keep the Jerusalem : their flesh shall consume feast of tabernacles. 19 This shall away while they stand upon their be the 3 punishment of Egypt, and feet, and their eyes shall consume the 3 punishment of all the nations away in their sockets, and their that go not up to keep the feast of tongue shall consume away in their tabernacles. 20 In that day shall mouth. 13 And it shall come to there be upon the bells of the horses, pass in that day, that a great 2 tu- HOLY UNTO, JEHOVAH; and the pots mult from Jehovah shall be among in Jehovah's house shall be like the them; and they shall lay hold every bowls before the altar.
21 Yea, one on the hand of his neighbor, and every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah his hand shall rise up against the shall be holy unto Jehovah of hosts; hand of his neighbor. 14 And Judah and all they that sacrifice shall come also shall fight at Jerusalem; and and take of them, and boil therein: the wealth of all the nations round and in that day there shall be no about shall be gathered together, more a Canaanite in the house of 1 Or, ban Or, devoting to destruction
Jehovah of hosts. ? Or, discomfiture
3 Or, sin
Jehovah's Love of Jacob. Impious Priests rebuked 1
The l burden of the word of thy person? saith Jehovah of hosts. Jehovah to Israel by 2 Malachi. 9 And now, I pray you, entreat the 2 I have loved you, saith Jeho- favor of God, that he may be gravah. Yet ye say, Wherein hast cious unto us: this hath been 3 by thou loved us? 3 Was not Esau your means: will he accept any of Jacob's brother? saith Jehovah: yet your persons? saith Jehovah of hosts. I loved Jacob; 3 but Esau I hated, 10 Oh that there were one among and made his mountains a desola- you that would shut the doors, that tion, and gave his heritage to the jack- ye might not kindle fire on mine als of the wilderness. 4 4 Whereas altar in vain! I have no pleasure Edom saith, We are 5 beaten down, in you, saith Jehovah of hosts, neibut we will return and build the ther will I accept an offering at your waste places; thus saith Jehovah of hand. 11 Foi rom the rising of the hosts, They shall build, but I will sun even unto the going down of the throw down; and men shall call same my name 10 shall be great among them The border of wickedness, and the Gentiles; and in every place The people against whom Jehovah 1 incense 10 shall be offered unto my hath indignation for ever. 5 And name, and a pure offering : for my your eyes shall see, and ye shall
say, name 10 shall be great among the GenJehovah 6 be magnified 1 beyond the tiles, saith Jehovah of hosts. 12 But border of Israel.
ye profane it, in that ye say, The 6 A son honoreth his father, and table of Jehovah is polluted, and the a servant his master: if then I am a fruit thereof, even its food, is confather, where is mine honor? and if | temptible. 13 Ye say also, Behold, I am a master, where is my fear? what a weariness is it! and ye have saith Jehovah of hosts unto you, O snuffed at it, saith Jehovah of hosts; priests, that despise my name. And and ye have brought that which was ye say, Wherein have we despised taken by violence, and the lame, and thy name? 7. Ye offer polluted the sick ; thus ye bring the offering: bread upon mine altar. And ye should I accept this
at your hand ? say, Wherein have we polluted thee? saith Jehovah. 14 But cursed be In that ye say, The table of Jehovah the deceiver, who hath in his flock is contemptible. 8 And when ye a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth offer the blind for sacrifice, it is no unto the Lord a blemished thing; evil! and when ye offer the lame for I am a great King, saith Jehoand sick, it is no evil! Present it vah of hosts, and my name is terrinow unto thy governor; will he be ble among the Gentiles. pleased with thee ? or will he accept 2 And now; 10 ye priests, this 1 Or, oracle 2 Or, my messenger
is 3 Or, Is not Esau ... yet I have loved fc. 1 Or, Though Edom say
8 Heb. from your hand. Ir, as otherwise read, impoverished
9 Or, accept any because of you
10 Or, is
11 Or, incense and a pure oblation are offered
Priests rebuked. Conjugal Sins condemned. Coming of Jehovah's Messenger ye will not hear, and if ye will not altar of Jehovah with tears, with lay it to heart, to give glory unto weeping, and with sighing, insomuch my name, saith Jehovah of hosts, that he regardeth not the offering then will I send the curse upon you, any more, neither receiveth it with and I will curse your blessings; yea, good will at your hand. 14_Yet ye I have cursed them already, because say, Wherefore? Because Jehovah ye do not lay it to heart. 3 Behold, hath been witness between thee and I will rebuke l your seed, and will the wife of thy youth, against whom spread dung upon your faces, even thou hast dealt treacherously, the dung of your feasts; and ye though she is thy companion, and shall be taken away 2 with it. 4 the wife of thy covenant. 15 5 And And ye shall know that I have sent did he not make one, although he this commandment unto you, that had the residue of the Spirit? And my covenant may be with Levi, wherefore one? He sought a godly saith Jehovah of hosts. 5 My cove- seed. Therefore take heed to your nant was with him of life and peace; spirit, and let none deal treacherand I gave them to him that he ously against the wife of his youth. might fear; and he feared me, and 16 For I hate putting away, saith stood in awe of my name. 6 The Jehovah, the God of Israel, and him law of truth was in his mouth, and that covereth his garinent with viounrighteousness was not found in lence, saith Jehovah of hosts: therehis lips : he walked with me in peace fore take heed to your spirit, that ye and uprightness, and turned many deal not treacherously. away from iniquity. 7 For the 17 Ye have wearied Jehovah with priest's lips should keep knowledge, your words. Yet ye say, Wherein and they should seek the law at his have we wearied him? In that ye mouth; for he is the messenger of say, Every one that doeth evil is Jehovah of hosts. 8 But ye are good in the sight of Jehovah, and he turned aside out of the way; ye delighteth in them; or where is the have caused many to stumble in God of justice ? the law; ye have corrupted
Behold, I send my , hosts. 9 Therefore have I also fore me: and the Lord, whom ye made you contemptible and base seek, will suddenly come to his before all the people, according as temple ; ? and the 8 messenger of the ye have not kept my ways, but have covenant, whom ye desire, behold, had respect of persons in the law. he cometh, saith Jehovah of hosts.
10 Have we not all one father? 2 But who can abide the day of his hath not one God created us? why coming? and who shall stand when do we deal treacherously every man he appeareth? for he is like a reagainst his brother, profaning the finer's fire, and like fullers' soap: 3 covenant of our fathers ? 11 Judah and he will sit as a refiner and purihath dealt treacherously, and an fier of silver, and he will purify the abomination is committed in Israel sons of Levi, and refine them as and in Jerusalem ; for Judah hath gold and silver; and they shall offer profaned the 3 holiness of Jehovah unto Jehovah offerings in righteouswhich he loveth, and hath married ness. 4 Then shall the offering of the daughter of a foreign god. 12 Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant Jehovah will cut off
, to the man that unto Jehovah, as in the days of old, doeth this, him that waketh and him and as in ancient years. 5 And I that answereth, out of the tents of I will come near to you to judgment; Jacob, and him that offereth an and I will be a swift witness against offering unto Jehovah of hosts. 13 And this again ye do: ye cover the
5 Or, And not one hath done so opho had a
residue of the spirit. Or what?? 1 Or, as otherwise read, your arm 2 Or, unto seeketh a godly seed ? 3 Or, sanctuary 4 Or, a second time
6 Heb. he hateth.
prepare the way
God's Entreaties and Rebukes. Final Admonition the sorcerers, and against the they that work wickedness are built adulterers, and against the false up; yea, they tempt God, and swearers, and against those that escape. oppress the hireling in his wages, 16 Then they that feared Jehovah the widow, and the fatherless, and spake one with another; and Jeho. that turn aside the sojourner from vah hearkened, and heard, and a his right, and fear not me, saith book of remembrance was written Jehovah of bosts. 6 For I, Jeho-) before him, for them that feared vah, change not; therefore ye, 0 Jehovah, and that thought upon his sons of Jacob, are not consumed. name. 17 And they shall be mine,
7 From the days of your fathers saith Jehovah of hosts, even mine ye have turned aside from mine own possession, in the day that I ordinances, and have not kept them. 3 make; and I will spare them, as a Return unto me, and I will return man spareth his own unto you, saith Jehovah of hosts. serveth him. 18 Then shall ye reBut ye say, Wherein shall we re turn and discern between the rightturn? 8 Will a man rob God? yet eous and the wicked, between him
But ye say, Wherein that serveth God and him that have we robbed thee? In tithes and * 4 seher day cometh, it burneth as a
serveth him not. 1 For, behold, 1 offerings. the curse; for ye rob me, even this furnace; and all the proud, and all whole nation. 10 Bring ye the that work wickedness, shall be stub. whole tithe into the store house, ble; and the day that cometh shall that there may be food in my house, burn them up, saith Jehovah of hosts, and prove me now herewith, saith that it shall leave them neither root Jehovah of hosts, if I will not open nor branch. 2 But unto you that fear you the windows of heaven, and my name shall the sun of righteouspour you out a blessing, that there ness arise with healing in its wings; shall not be room enough to receive and ye shall go forth, and gambol it. 11 And I will rebuke the de- as calves of the stall. 3 And ye vourer for your sakes, and he shall shall tread down the wicked; for not destroy the fruits of your they shall be ashes under the soles ground; neither shall your vine cast of your feet in the day that I make, its fruit before the time in the field, saith Jehovah of hosts. saith Jehovah of hosts. 12 And all 4 Remember ye the law of Moses nations shall call you happy; for ye my servant, which I commanded shall be a delightsome land, saith unto him in Horeb for all Israel, Jehovah of hosts.
even statutes and ordinances. 13 Your words have been stout Behold, I will send you Elijah the against me, saith Jehovah. Yet ye prophet before the great and terri
; say, What have we spoken against ble day of Jehovah come. thee? 14 Ye have said, It is vain he shali turn the heart of the fathers to serve God; and what profit is it 5 to the children, and the heart of that we have kept his charge, and the children 5 to their fathers ; lest I that we have walked 2 mournfully come and smite the earth with a before Jehovah of hosts? 15 and 7 now we call the proud happy ; yea, * Ch. 3. 19 in Heb.
3 Or, do this
4 Or, beams 1 Heb. heave-offerings.
5 Or, with 2 Or, in mourning apparel
7 Or, ban Or, devoting to destruction
6 Or, land