Malachi 2:9

“Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore haue I also made you contemptible and base before al the people, according as yee haue not kept my wayes, but haue bin partiall in þe law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So I also have made you despised and abased before all the people, just as you are not keeping My ways but are showing partiality in the instruction.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have had respect of persons in the law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And so I have taken away your honour and made you low before all the people, even as you have not kept my ways, and have given no thought to me in using the law.
- Basic English Bible

And I also have made you contemptible and base before all the people, because ye have not kept my ways, but have respect of persons in [administering] the law.
- Darby Bible

Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore I have also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according to the way you have not kept my ways, but have had respect for persons in the law.
- World English Bible

And I also, I have made you despised and low before all the people, Because ye are not keeping My ways, And are accepting persons in the law.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept My ways, but have had respect of persons in the law.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 2:9


2:9 Have been partial - You have perverted the law to please great men, or to serve some unworthy design. When we inquire into the reasons of the contempt of the clergy, ought we to forget this?


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