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

  • David andrew
    This book of Malachi is something else....it makes me jealous for Christ and the Father. This seems to be about the latter days and the heathen nations that , even now, seem to be praising Him and His Name more so than his own people do...Me? Guilty as charged.
    If the current bunch in power do start to rebuild (which is Edomites then and now)...thus saith the Word(s) of God
  • Alex
    Jesus says how can ye being evil speak good things. There is no good fruit that can come from MAN,Only Christ can sow that good seed that will bring forth good fruit which is GOD in us,THE SON OF MAN, MEANING MANKINDS FRUIT VIA THE GOOD SEED,WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWS THAT SHALL HE REAP, CHRIST IS SOWING THE GOOD SEED THE VERY SEED OF GOD IN OUR HEARTS AND TO WHOM THE WORD CAME IT MADE THEM GODS, SORRY
  • A disciple
    "..if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil?" Like the man who WILL NOT go to the door and enter the right way but tries to sneak in some other way; the man who doesn't come to God through Jesus with a good and honest heart by giving account of himself as God sees him and thoroughly repents and is converted; he will be rejected as evil.
  • A disciple
    Alex; once again I guess I had some hope, where it was apparently unjustified. "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." "A fool is wiser in his own conceits than seven men who can render him a reason." The Lord may yet have patience, and let you draw this out as long as you think it can go; but afterwards it will show by the strength of the building what were those materials.
  • Alex
    Disciple a good man is our new inner man born by his SPIRIT, His seed planted in us yields that GOODMAN WHICH IS The H.G. THAT GOODMAN HAS TO COME VIA HIS SEED WHICH IS THE LIVING WORD.NO HUMAN IS THAT GOODMAN.OUTTA THE HEARTS OF MAN PROCEEDS ALL MANNER OF EVIL THERE WAS NONE RIGHTEOUS NO NOT ONE,THERE IS NO GOOD MAN BUT GOD.TO WHOM THE WORD CAME IT MADE THEM GODS. ONLY GOD IS THAT GOOD MAN . GBU
  • A disciple
    "And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil?" In Matthew 23, the Lord Jesus publicly rebukes the stupidity and hypocrisy of Judaism, and thereby every man-made form of religion used instead of walking with God in truth in His Spirit in the Name of JESUS. Jesus heals the blind the lame and the sick if they will come to Him for healing.

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