Malachi 1:6
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"'A sonבֵּ֛ן
(ben)
1121: sona prim. root
honorsיְכַבֵּ֥ד
(ye·chab·bed)
3513: to be heavy, weighty, or burdensomea prim. root
[his] father,אָ֖ב
(av)
1: fatherfrom an unused word
and a servantוְעֶ֣בֶד
(ve·'e·ved)
5650: slave, servantfrom abad
his master.אֲדֹנָ֑יו
(a·do·nav;)
113: lordfrom an unused word
Then ifוְאִם־
(ve·'im-)
518: ifa prim. conjunction
I am a father,אָ֣ב
(av)
1: fatherfrom an unused word
whereאַיֵּ֣ה
(ai·yeh)
346: where?from ay
is My honor?כְבֹודִ֡י
(che·vo·v·di)
3519b: abundance, honor, gloryfrom kabad
And ifוְאִם־
(ve·'im-)
518: ifa prim. conjunction
I am a master,אֲדֹונִ֣ים
(a·do·v·nim)
113: lordfrom an unused word
whereאַיֵּ֨ה
(ai·yeh)
346: where?from ay
is My respect?'מֹורָאִ֜י
(mo·v·ra·'i)
4172: a fear, terrorfrom yare
saysאָמַ֣ר
(a·mar)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
the LORDיְהוָ֣ה
(Yah·weh)
3068: the proper name of the God of Israelfrom havah
of hostsצְבָאֹ֗ות
(tze·va·'o·vt)
6635: army, war, warfarefrom tsaba
to you, O priestsהַכֹּֽהֲנִים֙
(hak·ko·ha·nim)
3548: priestfrom an unused word
who despiseבֹּוזֵ֣י
(bo·v·zei)
959: to despisea prim. root
My name.שְׁמִ֔י
(she·mi,)
8034: a nameof uncertain derivation
But you say,וַאֲמַרְתֶּ֕ם
(va·'a·mar·tem)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
'Howבַּמֶּ֥ה
(bam·meh)
4100: what? how? anythinga prim. interrogative and indefinite particle
have we despisedבָזִ֖ינוּ
(va·zi·nu)
959: to despisea prim. root
Your name?'שְׁמֶֽךָ׃
(she·me·cha.)
8034: a nameof uncertain derivation









KJV Lexicon
A son
ben  (bane)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.
honoureth
kabad  (kaw-bad')
to be heavy, i.e. in a bad sense (burdensome, severe, dull) or in a good sense (numerous, rich, honorable); causatively, to make weightybe rich, be (go) sore, stop.
his father
'ab  (awb)
father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application) -- chief, (fore-)father(-less), patrimony, principal. Compare names in Abi-.
and a servant
`ebed  (eh'-bed)
a servant -- bondage, bondman, (bond-)servant, (man-)servant.
his master
'adown  (aw-done')
from an unused root (meaning to rule); sovereign, i.e. controller (human or divine) -- lord, master, owner. Compare also names beginning with Adoni-.
if then I be a father
'ab  (awb)
father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application) -- chief, (fore-)father(-less), patrimony, principal. Compare names in Abi-.
where is mine honour
kabowd  (kaw-bode')
weight, but only figuratively in a good sense, splendor or copiousness -- glorious(-ly), glory, honour(-able).
and if I be a master
'adown  (aw-done')
from an unused root (meaning to rule); sovereign, i.e. controller (human or divine) -- lord, master, owner. Compare also names beginning with Adoni-.
where is my fear
mowra'  (mo-raw')
fear; by implication, a fearful thing or deed -- dread, (that ought to be) fear(-ed), terribleness, terror.
saith
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
of hosts
tsaba'  (tsaw-baw')
a mass of persons (or figuratively, things), especially reg. organized for war (an army); by implication, a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically, hardship, worship)
unto you O priests
kohen  (ko-hane')
literally, one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman) -- chief ruler, own, priest, prince, principal officer.
that despise
bazah  (baw-zaw')
to disesteem -- despise, disdain, contemn(-ptible), + think to scorn, vile person.
my name
shem  (shame)
an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character -- + base, (in-)fame(-ous), named(-d), renown, report.
And ye say
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
Wherein have we despised
bazah  (baw-zaw')
to disesteem -- despise, disdain, contemn(-ptible), + think to scorn, vile person.
thy name
shem  (shame)
an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character -- + base, (in-)fame(-ous), named(-d), renown, report.
Parallel Verses
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?'

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?'

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?
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