Bible: Malachi 1:6-8

The Sacrilege of Priestly Service

1:6A son naturally honors his father and a slave respects 1  his master. If I am your 2  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?’ 1:7 You are offering improper sacrifices on my altar, yet you ask, ‘How have we offended you?’ By treating the table 3  of the Lord as if it is of no importance! 1:8 For when you offer blind animals as a sacrifice, is that not wrong? And when you offer the lame and sick, 4  is that not wrong as well? Indeed, try offering them 5  to your governor! Will he be pleased with you 6  or show you favor?” asks the Lord who rules over all.

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