Malachi 2:13

“And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And this haue yee done againe, couering the Altar of the Lord with teares, with weeping and with crying out, in so much that hee regardeth not the offering any more, or receiueth it with good will at your hand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"This is another thing you do: you cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping and with groaning, because He no longer regards the offering or accepts {it with} favor from your hand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this again ye do: ye cover the altar of Jehovah with tears, with weeping, and with sighing, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, neither receiveth it with good will at your hand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And this again you do: covering the altar of the Lord with weeping and with grief, so that he gives no more thought to the offering, and does not take it with pleasure from your hand.
- Basic English Bible

And further ye do this: ye cover the altar of Jehovah with tears, with weeping, and with sighing, insomuch that he regardeth not the oblation any more, nor receiveth [it] with satisfaction at your hand.
- Darby Bible

And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.
- Webster's Bible

This again you do: you cover the altar of Yahweh with tears, with weeping, and with sighing, because he doesn't regard the offering any more, neither receives it with good will at your hand.
- World English Bible

And this a second time ye do, Covering with tears the altar of Jehovah, With weeping and groaning, Because there is no more turning unto the present, Or receiving of a pleasing thing from your hand.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And this further ye do: ye cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with sighing, insomuch that He regardeth not the offering any more, neither receiveth it with good will at your hand.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 2:13


2:13 And this - Beside that first fault, you have committed another, you misuse, and afflict your Jewish wives, whom alone you should have cherished. With tears - Your despised wives fly to the temple, weep and cry to God for redress. With weeping - This is added to shew the abundance of their tears. He - The Lord.


Discussion for Malachi 2

  • Irene123
    V. 17 - " ..... every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord ..... "; this is very much for today's morality standard.
  • Irene123
    To Rev. Autrey - I do not say this 'condemningly', but as an observation. I am not judging, as I believe you are a One God believer - and His Name one - Jesus (Acts 2:38). But, God has revealed Himself in 3 Manifestations, not personalities, of Father (God), Son (redeemer), Holy Ghost (comforter). The ONE Name of all 3 - Jesus - Matt.28:19 and Acts 2:38, 4:12, and on and on.
  • Evangelist S. Cockrane
    I will like to speak on verses 1
  • It is awesome in letting me know the true path of the pastor and where we have p
    It is awesome in letting me know the true path of the pastor and where we have pulled away from God in during evil and mixing truth and evil together which God hates. We should stand firm on the truth of the rehma word and live so God can use us as He uses the saints of old. A living vessel to be used by You, Oh Lord!
  • Rev. Autrey for verse 10
    Verse 10: "Are we not all children of the same Father? Are we not all created by the same God?"

    When we understand that the personality through whom God always speaks to us is Jesus, this verse becomes clear. Jesus is the Father spoken of here. We see this in Acts 8:4-5 where God answered Paul's question, "Who are you Lord," by saying "I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting."

    We must remember that Paul was a devout Jew. And he never would have considered any other God except YHWH Father God. Yet, this God identified himself as Jesus the Son.

    You will not understand or believe this if you do not ask God to help you. Ask him and he will!

    As a note: God has two other personalities: The personality of "The Father" is the way God directs his affairs, but he never speaks to us this way. Jesus said of him, "You have never heard his voice or seen him face to face."

    The perswonality of the Holy Spirit is the way God inspires us to believe in what he is doing. That is, he helps us to understand that Jesus is the way God speaks to, and that this is true from everlasting to everlasting.

    May God bless you.
  • One
    This Chapter versus 14-16 just taught me that God only wants a man to have one wife: Before reading this, I did not have back up to say whether or not God was concerned about a man having more than one wife, because of my observation of Solomon, but now I can clearly see that God wants a man to only have one Wife; that you produce Godly seed, and now I must say that; We must reading daily the entire Bible, and pray that God allows us to receive the correct understanding of his word; That we have clear knowledge of his will. Because God's word is so massive; that you can still miss some things after reading the entire Bible front to back 3 times in a row. SO THIS IS A DAILY LIFE BOOK

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