Malachi 1:6
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New International Version
"A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?" says the LORD Almighty. "It is you priests who show contempt for my name. "But you ask, 'How have we shown contempt for your name?'

New Living Translation
The LORD of Heaven's Armies says to the priests: "A son honors his father, and a servant respects his master. If I am your father and master, where are the honor and respect I deserve? You have shown contempt for my name! "But you ask, 'How have we ever shown contempt for your name?'

English Standard Version
“A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’

New American Standard Bible
"'A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?' says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, 'How have we despised Your name?'

King James Bible
A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A son honors his father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is your fear of Me? says Yahweh of Hosts to you priests, who despise My name." Yet you ask: "How have we despised Your name?""

International Standard Version
"A son honors his father and a servant his master. So if I'm a father, where is my honor? And if I'm a master, where is my respect?" says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies to you priests who are despising my name. "But you ask, 'How have we despised your name?'

NET Bible
"A son naturally honors his father and a slave respects his master. If I am your father, where is my honor? If I am your master, where is my respect? The LORD who rules over all asks you this, you priests who make light of my name! But you reply, 'How have we made light of your name?'

New Heart English Bible
"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, then where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is the respect due me? Says the LORD of hosts to you, priests, who despise my name. You say, 'How have we despised your name?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"This is what the LORD of Armies says: A son honors his father, and a servant honors his master. So if I am a father, where is my honor? If I am a master, where is my respect? You priests despise my name. "But you ask, 'How have we despised your name?'

JPS Tanakh 1917
A son honoureth his father, And a servant his master; If then I be a father, Where is My honour? And if I be a master, Where is My fear? Saith the LORD of hosts Unto you, O priests, that despise My name. And ye say: 'Wherein have we despised Thy name?'

New American Standard 1977
“ ‘A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?’ says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, ‘How have we despised Thy name?’

Jubilee Bible 2000
The son honours his father and the slave his master; if then I am a father, where is my honour? and if I am a master, where is my fear? said the LORD of the hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, In what have we despised thy name?

King James 2000 Bible
A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And you say, How have we despised your name?

American King James Version
A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear? said the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, that despise my name. And you say, Wherein have we despised your name?

American Standard Version
A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master: if then I am a father, where is mine honor? and if I am a master, where is my fear? saith Jehovah of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The son honoureth the father, and the servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the Lord of hosts.

Darby Bible Translation
A son honoureth [his] father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith Jehovah of hosts unto you, priests, that despise my name. But ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

English Revised Version
A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

Webster's Bible Translation
A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master: if then I am a father, where is my honor? and if I am a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, In what have we despised thy name?

World English Bible
"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, then where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is the respect due me? Says Yahweh of Armies to you, priests, who despise my name. You say, 'How have we despised your name?'

Young's Literal Translation
A son honoureth a father, and a servant his master. And if I am a father, where is Mine honour? And if I am a master, where is My fear? Said Jehovah of Hosts to you, O priests, despising My name! And ye have said: 'In what have we despised Thy name?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:6-14 We may each charge upon ourselves what is here charged upon the priests. Our relation to God, as our Father and Master, strongly obliges us to fear and honour him. But they were so scornful that they derided reproof. Sinners ruin themselves by trying to baffle their convictions. Those who live in careless neglect of holy ordinances, who attend on them without reverence, and go from them under no concern, in effect say, The table of the Lord is contemptible. They despised God's name in what they did. It is evident that these understood not the meaning of the sacrifices, as shadowing forth the unblemished Lamb of God; they grudged the expense, thinking all thrown away which did not turn to their profit. If we worship God ignorantly, and without understanding, we bring the blind for sacrifice; if we do it carelessly, if we are cold, dull, and dead in it, we bring the sick; if we rest in the bodily exercise, and do not make heart-work of it, we bring the lame; and if we suffer vain thoughts and distractions to lodge within us, we bring the torn. And is not this evil? Is it not a great affront to God, and a great wrong and injury to our own souls? In order to the acceptance of our actions with God, it is not enough to do that which, for the matter of it, is good; but we must do it from a right principle, in a right manner, and for a right end. Our constant mercies from God, make worse our slothfulness and niggardliness, in our returns of duty to God. A spiritual worship shall be established. Incense shall be offered to God's name, which signifies prayer and praise. And it shall be a pure offering. When the hour came, in which the true worshippers worshipped the Father in Spirit and in truth, then this incense was offered, even this pure offering. We may rely on God's mercy for pardon as to the past, but not for indulgence to sin in future. If there be a willing mind, it will be accepted, though defective; but if any be a deceiver, devoting his best to Satan and to his lusts, he is under a curse. Men now, though in a different way, profane the name of the Lord, pollute his table, and show contempt for his worship.
Study Bible
The Polluted Offerings
5Your eyes will see this and you will say, "The LORD be magnified beyond the border of Israel!" 6"'A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?' says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, 'How have we despised Your name?' 7"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.'…
Cross References
Luke 6:46
Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' but not do what I say?

Exodus 20:12
"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

Deuteronomy 1:31
and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, just as a man carries his son, in all the way which you have walked until you came to this place.'

Psalm 123:2
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He is gracious to us.

Proverbs 17:6
Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.

Proverbs 30:11
There is a kind of man who curses his father And does not bless his mother.

Proverbs 30:17
The eye that mocks a father And scorns a mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.

Isaiah 1:2
Listen, O heavens, and hear, O earth; For the LORD speaks, "Sons I have reared and brought up, But they have revolted against Me.

Isaiah 43:23
"You have not brought to Me the sheep of your burnt offerings, Nor have you honored Me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with offerings, Nor wearied you with incense.

Jeremiah 3:4
"Have you not just now called to Me, 'My Father, You are the friend of my youth?
Treasury of Scripture

A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear? said the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, that despise my name. And you say, Wherein have we despised your name?

son.

Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long on …

Leviticus 19:3 You shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my …

Deuteronomy 5:16 Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded …

Proverbs 30:11,17 There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless …

Matthew 15:4,6 For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and mother: and, He …

Matthew 19:19 Honor your father and your mother: and, You shall love your neighbor …

Mark 7:10 For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother; and, Whoever curses …

Mark 10:19 You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do …

Luke 18:20 You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do …

Ephesians 6:2 Honor your father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;

a servant.

1 Timothy 6:1,2 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters …

Titus 2:9,10 Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please …

1 Peter 2:17-19 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king…

if then. From this verse to ch.

Malachi 2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the …

Exodus 4:22,23 And you shall say to Pharaoh, Thus said the LORD, Israel is my son, …

Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD has spoken, …

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our …

Jeremiah 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them…

Matthew 6:9,14,15 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, …

Luke 6:36,46 Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful…

1 Peter 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges …

and if.

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom …

Luke 6:46 And why call you me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

John 13:13-17 You call me Master and Lord: and you say well; for so I am…

O priests.

Malachi 2:8 But you are departed out of the way; you have caused many to stumble …

1 Samuel 2:28-30 And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, …

Jeremiah 5:30,31 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land…

Jeremiah 23:11 For both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I …

Ezekiel 22:26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned my holy things: …

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected …

Hosea 5:1 Hear you this, O priests; and listen, you house of Israel; and give …

And ye.

Malachi 2:14-17 Yet you say, Why? Because the LORD has been witness between you and …

Malachi 3:7,8,13,14 Even from the days of your fathers you are gone away from my ordinances, …

Jeremiah 2:21,22 Yet I had planted you a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then …

Hosea 12:8 And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance…

Luke 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

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