Malachi 1:14

“But 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But cursed be the deceiuer, which hath in his flocke a male, and voweth and sacrificeth vnto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the Lord of hostes, and my name is dreadfull among the heathen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But cursed be the swindler who has a male in his flock and vows it, but sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord, for I am a great King, says the LORD of hosts, "and My name is feared among the nations.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But cursed be the deceiver, who hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a blemished thing; for I am a great King, saith Jehovah of hosts, and my name is terrible among the Gentiles.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A curse on the false man who has a male in his flock, and takes his oath, and gives to the Lord a damaged thing: for I am a great King, says the Lord of armies, and my name is to be feared among the Gentiles.
- Basic English Bible

Yea, cursed be the deceiver, who hath in his flock a male, and voweth and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing; for I am a great King, saith Jehovah of hosts, and my name is terrible among the nations.
- Darby Bible

But cursed be the deceiver, who hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth to the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.
- Webster's Bible

But the deceiver is cursed, who has in his flock a male, and vows, and sacrifices to the Lord a blemished thing; for I am a great King, says Yahweh of Armies, "and my name is awesome among the nations."
- World English Bible

And cursed [is] a deceiver, who hath in his drove a male, And is vowing, and is sacrificing a marred thing to the Lord, For a great king [am] I, said Jehovah of Hosts, And My name [is] revered among nations!
- Youngs Literal Bible

But cursed be he that dealeth craftily, whereas he hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a blemished thing; for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and My name is feared among the nations.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 1:14


1:14 The deceiver - The hypocrite that would seem to offer a sacrifice of the best, but puts God off with the worst. A male - A perfect male, such as God requireth.


Discussion for Malachi 1

  • Charles fiorucci
    you are deceived Scott Anderson the roman catholic church is a false
    religious system. repent receive the lord Jesus Christ alone for your
    eternal salvation. john 3-3 unless a man is born again
    he cannot enter the kingdom of GOD. ICOR6-9 READ IT, JOHN14-6
    ACTS 4-12, ROMANS 6-23, ROMANS 10-9-11
  • Scott Anderson for verse 11
    This prophecy has been fulfilled. The Roman Catholic Church has been offering the Body and Blood of Christ, the only acceptable sacrifice for almost 2000 years.
  • Rich
    The cattle rancher that brought a blind lamb to the priest is saying "this is the best God has given me ". The priest did not reject the offering saying "are all your lambs blind, I don 't think so, go back and bring your best "., this priest is then more to be condemned than the rancher, the priest should teach the truth. The fact of the matter is the priest is an unbeliever, he does not believe God sees, or knows or cares. Further, he really wants the sacrifices for himself.
  • Shirley johnson
    GOD is to be honored in everything that we do as christans.He wants us to give Him our best and not take His favor and His mercy that He has so richly bestowed upon us.I thank God for having mercy upon us and giving us of His best,HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.
  • Christ
    I 've been amazed at what I 've learn of Christ teaching, his diagram for living is truly amazing. if I understand it correctly we are all Christ life 's teaching is to prepare us to be spiritual free. Jesus Christ has declared that there is no limits to what everyone can do and become if we understand the resurrection story. Jesus regain his unity with God complete dominion over body and circumstances.
  • Elizabeth
    God requires from us a SINCERE relationship based on love and respect.. There is no room for deceit and manipulation in our relationship with Him. If we truly desire a good relationship with Him, then we must do it His way. Jesus said "why call me Lord and do not do the things that I say? "

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