Malachi 1:6

“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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A sonne honoureth his father, and a seruant his Master. If then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a Master, where is my feare, saith the Lord of hostes, vnto you O priests, that despise my name? and yee say, Wherein haue we despised thy name?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

" 'A son honors {his} father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?' says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, 'How have we despised Your name?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master: if then I am a father, where is mine honor? and if I am a master, where is my fear? saith Jehovah of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
- American Standard Version (1901)

A son gives honour to his father, and a servant has fear of his master: if then I am a father, where is my honour? and if I am a master, where is the fear of me? says the Lord of armies to you, O priests, who give no value to my name. And you say, How have we not given value to your name?
- Basic English Bible

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 Jehovah of hosts unto you, priests, that despise my name. But ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
- Darby Bible

A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master: if then I am a father, where is my honor? and if I am a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, In what have we despised thy name?
- Webster's Bible

A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, then where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is the respect due me? Says Yahweh of Armies to you, priests, who despise my name. You say, 'How have we despised your name?'
- World English Bible

A son honoureth a father, and a servant his master. And if I [am] a father, where [is] Mine honour? And if I [am] a master, where [is] My fear? Said Jehovah of Hosts to you, O priests, despising My name! And ye have said: `In what have we despised Thy name?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master; if then I be a father, where is My 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?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 1:6


1:6 O priests - Had undutifulness been found among the ignorant people, it might have been a little excusable. But you, O priests, whose business is to know me, have like Eli's sons despised me yourselves, and made others do so too.


Discussion for Malachi 1

  • Bruce
    Landon:No man can come to Christ except the Father draw him:John6:44 He is faithful to forgive--1John1:9. He will baptize with the Holy Ghost and fire: Matthew3:11. Without Him we are dead, we can do nothing! We can only show true love and forgiveness when he lives within us.
    More are going to hell then to heaven! 2 ways:Matthew7:13-14.
    Revelations20:15 To late!
    Name written in glory:"yours"?
  • Landon
    the first thing you need to do Is want forgiveness and be willing to forgive those who have hurt you as well this goes hand in hand then out loud or in your head use the lords prayer and believe you received as well as you gave the very same forgiveness and you can begin learning the word agape which means unconditional love at least this is what I understand the bible is the knowledge.
  • Bruce
    123: in the river of life are many joys and heartbreaks One will stand on shore calling, come here, peace and safety, there's a waterfall ahead! There's a point He will stop calling no one will Jump in, you're going to die!
    The Lord will call.John6:44, when He is near call Isaiah55:6, ask forgiveness 1John 1:9. You will know! "YOU WILLKNOW"!!! llCorinthians5:17. Revelations 20.15-- lake of fire!
  • Dave
    Confess with your mouth , and believe in thine heart that God Hath raised Him(Jesus) from the dead and thou shalt be saved
  • Irene123
    To Ch. Fiorruci - how do I receive the Lord Jesus Christ for my eternal salvation? What do I need to do?
  • George
    WE ARE TOLD MALACHI WAS THE FIRST MASTER OF THE BUILDERS OF THE SECOND TEMPLE OR COMMONLY CALLED THE RE-BUILDING OF THE DESTROYED KING SOLOMON'S TEMPLE. ANY IDEA WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT?

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