Malachi 2:2
Good News Translation
You must honor me by what you do. If you will not listen to what I say, then I will bring a curse on you. I will put a curse on the things you receive for your support. In fact, I have already put a curse on them, because you do not take my command seriously.

Contemporary English Version
You had better take seriously the need to honor my name. Otherwise, when you give a blessing, I will turn it into a curse. In fact, I have already done this, because you haven't taken to heart your duties as priests.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, saith the Lord of hosts: I will send poverty upon you, and will curse your blessings, yea I will curse them, because you have not laid it to heart.

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If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, saith the Lord of hosts: I will send poverty upon you, and will curse your blessings, yea I will curse them, because you have not laid it to heart.

ye will not hear.

Leviticus 26:14-46 But if you will not hear me, nor do all my commandments: . . .

Deuteronomy 28:15-68 But if thou wilt not hear the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep and to do all his commandments and ceremonies, which I command thee this day, all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee. . . .

Deuteronomy 30:17,18 But if thy heart be turned away, so that thou wilt not hear, and being deceived with error thou adore strange gods, and serve them: . . .

Psalm 81:11,12 But my people heard not my voice: and Israel hearkened not to me. . . .

Isaiah 30:8-13 Now therefore go in and write for them upon box, and note it diligently in a book, and it shall be in the latter days for a testimony for ever. . . .

Jeremiah 6:16-20 Thus saith the Lord: Stand ye on the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, which is the good way, and walk ye in it: and you shall find refreshment for your souls. And they said: We will not walk. . . .

Jeremiah 13:17 But if you will not hear this, my soul shall weep in secret for your pride: weeping it shall weep, and my eyes shall run down with tears, because the flock of the Lord is carried away captive.

Jeremiah 25:4-9 And the Lord hath sent to you all his servants the prophets, rising early, and sending, and you have not hearkened, nor inclined your ears to hear. . . .

Jeremiah 34:17 Therefore thus saith the Lord: You have not hearkened to me, in proclaiming liberty every man to his brother and every man to his friend: behold I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the Lord, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine: and I will cause you to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth.

Ezekiel 3:7 But the house of Israel will not hearken to thee: because they will not hearken to me: for all the house of Israel are of a hard forehead and an obstinate heart.

Zechariah 1:3-6 And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Turn ye to me, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will turn to you, saith the Lord of hosts. . . .

Zechariah 7:11-14 But they would not hearken, and they turned away the shoulder to depart: and they stopped their ears, not to hear. . . .

if ye will not lay.

Isaiah 42:25 And he hath poured out upon him the indignation of his fury, and a strong battle, and hath burnt him round about, and he knew not: and set him on fire, and he understood not.

Isaiah 47:7 And thou hast said: I shall be a lady for ever: thou hast not laid these things to thy heart, neither hast thou remembered thy latter end.

Isaiah 57:11 For whom hast thou been solicitous and afraid, that thou hast lied, and hast not been mindful of me, nor thought on me in thy heart? for I am silent, and as one that seeth not, and thou hast forgotten me.

to give.

Joshua 7:19 And Joshua said to Achan: My son, give glory to the Lord God of Israel, and confess, and tell me what thou hast done, hide it not.

Jeremiah 13:16 Give ye glory to the Lord your God, before it be dark, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains: you shall look for light, and he will turn it into the shadow of death, and into darkness.

Luke 17:18 There is no one found to return and give glory to God, but this stranger.

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak, as the words of God. If any minister, let him do it, as of the power which God administereth: that in all things God may be honoured through Jesus Christ: to whom is glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice: Fear the Lord and give him honour, because the hour of his judgment is come. And adore ye him that made heaven and earth, the sea and the fountains of waters.

Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat: and they blasphemed the name of God, who hath power over these plagues. Neither did they penance to give him glory.

and I.

Deuteronomy 28:16-18,53-57 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, cursed in the field. . . .

Psalm 69:22 Let their table become as a snare before them, and a recompense, and a stumblingblock.

Psalm 109:7-15 When he is judged, may he go out condemned; and may his prayer be turned to sin. . . .

Hosea 4:7-10 According to the multitude of them, so have they sinned against me: I will change their glory into shame. . . .

Hosea 9:11-14 As for Ephraim, their glory hath flown away like bird from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception. . . .

Haggai 1:6,9 You have sowed much, and brought in little: you have eaten, but have not had enough: you have drunk, but have not been filled with drink: you have clothed yourselves, but have not been warmed: and he that hath earned wages, put them into a bag with holes. . . .

Haggai 2:16,17 When you went to a heap of twenty bushels, and they became ten: and you went into the press, to press out fifty vessels, and they became twenty. . . .

Luke 23:28-30 But Jesus turning to them, said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me; but weep for yourselves and for your children. . . .

I have cursed.

Malachi 3:9 And you are cursed with want, and you afflict me, even the whole nation of you.

Context
A Warning to Priests
1And now, O ye priests, this commandment is to you. 2If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, saith the Lord of hosts: I will send poverty upon you, and will curse your blessings, yea I will curse them, because you have not laid it to heart.3Behold, I will cast the shoulder to you, and will scatter upon your face the dung of your solemnities, and it shall take you away with it.…
Cross References
Leviticus 26:14
But if you will not hear me, nor do all my commandments:

Leviticus 26:15
If you despise my laws, and contemn my judgments so as not to do those things which are appointed by me, and to make void my covenant:

Deuteronomy 28:15
But if thou wilt not hear the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep and to do all his commandments and ceremonies, which I command thee this day, all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee.

Deuteronomy 28:16
Cursed shalt thou be in the city, cursed in the field.

Deuteronomy 28:20
The Lord shall send upon thee famine and hunger, and a rebuke upon all the works which thou shalt do: until he consume and destroy thee quickly, for thy most wicked inventions, by which thou hast forsaken me.

Proverbs 3:33
He shall scorn the scorners, and to the meek he will give grace.

Jeremiah 13:17
But if you will not hear this, my soul shall weep in secret for your pride: weeping it shall weep, and my eyes shall run down with tears, because the flock of the Lord is carried away captive.

Malachi 2:1
And now, O ye priests, this commandment is to you.

Malachi 3:9
And you are cursed with want, and you afflict me, even the whole nation of you.

Additional Translations
“If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to honor My name,” says the LORD of Hosts, “I will send a curse among you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have already begun to curse them, because you are not taking it to heart.If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, said the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse on you, and I will curse your blessings: yes, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay it to heart.

If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith Jehovah of hosts, then will I send the curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings; yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.

If ye will not hearken, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, saith the Lord Almighty, then I will send forth the curse upon you, and I will bring a curse upon your blessing: yea, I will curse it, and I will scatter your blessing, and it shall not exist among you, because ye lay not this to heart.

If ye do not hear, and if ye do not lay [it] to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith Jehovah of hosts, I will even send the curse among you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have already cursed them, because ye do not lay [it] to heart.

If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, then will I send the curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.

If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings; yes, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.

If you will not listen, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name," says Yahweh of Armies, "then will I send the curse on you, and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay it to heart.

If ye hearken not, and if ye lay it not to heart, To give honour to My name, said Jehovah of Hosts, I have sent against you the curse, And I have cursed your blessings, Yea, I have also cursed it, Because ye are not laying it to heart.
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