Malachi 1:7

“Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yee offer polluted bread vpon mine altar; and yee say, Wherein haue we polluted thee? In that yee say, The table of the Lord is contemptible.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"{You} are presenting defiled food upon My altar. But you say, 'How have we defiled You?' In that you say, 'The table of the LORD is to be despised.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar. And ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of Jehovah is contemptible.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You put unclean bread on my altar. And you say, How have we made it unclean? By your saying, The table of the Lord is of no value.
- Basic English Bible

Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of Jehovah is contemptible.
- Darby Bible

Ye offer polluted bread upon my altar? and ye say, In what have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.
- Webster's Bible

You offer polluted bread on my altar. You say, 'How have we polluted you?' In that you say, 'Yahweh's table contemptible.'
- World English Bible

Ye are bringing nigh on Mine altar polluted bread, And ye have said: `In what have we polluted Thee?' In your saying: `The table of Jehovah -- it [is] despicable,'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Ye offer polluted bread upon Mine altar. And ye say: 'Wherein have we polluted thee?' In that ye say: 'The table of the LORD is contemptible.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 1:7


1:7 Bread - Either the meal - offerings, or rather in a more large sense, all sacrifices and oblations. Ye say - Perhaps in words; at least your deeds speak your thoughts. The table - This comprehends all that was offered to God.


Discussion for Malachi 1

  • 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?" How is it that so many fancy themselves saved Christians, yet have no idea or care about God's absolute hatred and intolerance of sin and uncleanness? And if any rebuke the sin and protest to them out of the Scriptures, they cry out in self defense, You're full of pride! You're so mean!
  • BSP
    Verse 8: They were not giving God their best. In order for our sacrifices to be pleasing to God, we must give him our best.
  • Innocent
    hello pl pl i need bible references on malachi1 from verse 1 to 14
  • Shawn
    Malachi 1:4
    “Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.”

    YOU NEED TO BE TRUTHFUL WITH YOURSELF AND DETERMINE WHO ARE EDOMITES TODAY
  • Shawn
    Exodus 2:25
    “And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.”
    2 Kings 13:23
    “And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.”
  • Irene123
    V.11 - " ... and in every place incense will be offered unto my name ... " refers to the PRAYERS of the saints (ordinary Christians) not stone and wood 'saints'.

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