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

  • 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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