Malachi 2:3

“Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread doung vpon your faces, euen the doung of your solemne feasts, and one shall take you away with it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, I am going to rebuke your offspring, and I will spread refuse on your faces, the refuse of your feasts; and you will be taken away with it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I will rebuke your seed, and will spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your feasts; and ye shall be taken away with it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, I will have your arm cut off, and will put waste on your faces, even the waste from your feasts; and you will be taken away with it.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, I will rebuke your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, the dung of your feasts; and they shall take you away with it.
- Darby Bible

Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, I will rebuke your seed, and will spread dung on your faces, even the dung of your feasts; and you will be taken away with it.
- World English Bible

Lo, I am pushing away before you the seed, And have scattered dung before your faces, Dung of your festivals, And it hath taken you away with it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, I will rebuke the seed for your hurt, and will spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your sacrifices; and ye shall be taken away unto it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 2:3


2:3 I will corrupt - I will take away the prolific virtue and strength of it, that it shall bring forth no fruit. Spread dung - It is an expression of the greatest contempt. Of your solemn feasts - Your most solemn days and feasts, shall be as loathsome to me as dung, and shall make you, who offer them as unclean, and loathsome, as if I had thrown the dung of those sacrifices into your faces. Take you away - You shall be taken away with it, removed as equally unclean with the dung itself, equally fit to be cast out to the dunghill.


Discussion for Malachi 2

  • A disciple
    Brianna; Yes, God MADE all the different Nations and families of men; according as it has pleased Him. But, yes too, the strategy of the enemy to divide and conquer is what's behind the perverting of everything that God has made, and deceiving their hearts to hate one another. God divided the earth into Nations with their own borders for their good to curtail their Satan inspired conspiracy again!
  • Brianna vs. 10
    Question: Does God see race?
    Answer: vs. 10

    In all aspects of human rule, we are focused on classifying ourselves, by race, gender, wealth, and so on...in every human culture.

    But a lot of animosity can be avoided if we view ourselves as God views us. We are all simply his children. We have on father. SO why do we need to be partial to one another? So truly there is only one race: human
  • BSP
    Verse 16: Jehovah God hates the "putting away" of one's mate by divorce.
  • 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.
  • 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!

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