Malachi 1:9

“And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the LORD of hosts.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And now I pray you, beseech God, that hee will be gracious vnto vs: this hath beene by your meanes: will he regard your persons, saith the Lord of hostes?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But now will you not entreat God's favor, that He may be gracious to us? With such an offering on your part, will He receive any of you kindly? says the LORD of hosts."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And now, I pray you, entreat the favor of God, that he may be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he accept any of your persons? saith Jehovah of hosts.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And now, make request for the grace of God so that he may have mercy on us: this has been your doing: will he give his approval to any of you? says the Lord of armies.
- Basic English Bible

And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us. This hath been of your hand: will he accept any of your persons? saith Jehovah of hosts.
- Darby Bible

And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious to us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your person? saith the LORD of hosts.
- Webster's Bible

Now, please entreat the favor of God, that he may be gracious to us. With this, will he accept any of you? says Yahweh of Armies.
- World English Bible

And now, appease, I pray thee, the face of God, And He doth favour us; From your own hand hath this been, Doth He accept of you appearances? Said Jehovah of Hosts.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And now, I pray you, entreat the favour of God that He may be gracious unto us! --this hath been of your doing. --will He accept any of your persons? saith the LORD of hosts.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 1:9


1:9 I pray you - O priests. Beseech - Intercede with God for his sinful people. This - This contempt of God.


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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