Malachi 1:6
Good News Translation
The LORD Almighty says to the priests, "Children honor their parents, and servants honor their masters. I am your father--why don't you honor me? I am your master--why don't you respect me? You despise me, and yet you ask, 'How have we despised you?'

Contemporary English Version
I, the LORD All-Powerful, have something to say to you priests. Children respect their fathers, and servants respect their masters. I am your father and your master, so why don't you respect me? You priests have insulted me, and now you ask, "How did we insult you?"

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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

son.

Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother, that thou mayst be longlived upon the land which the Lord thy God will give thee.

Leviticus 19:3 Let every one fear his father, and his mother. Keep my sabbaths. I am the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 5:16 Honour thy father and mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee, that thou mayst live a long time, and it may be well with thee in the land, which the Lord thy God will give thee.

Proverbs 30:11,17 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother. . . .

Matthew 15:4,6 Honour thy father and mother: And: He that shall curse father or mother, let him die the death. . . .

Matthew 19:19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

Mark 7:10 For Moses said: Honour thy father and thy mother. And He that shall curse father or mother, dying let him die.

Mark 10:19 Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, bear not false witness, do no fraud, honour thy father and mother.

Luke 18:20 Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not steal: Thou shalt not bear false witness: Honour thy father and mother.

Ephesians 6:2 Honour thy father and thy mother, which is the first commandment with a promise:

a servant.

1 Timothy 6:1,2 Whosoever are servants under the yoke, let them count their masters worthy of all honour; lest the name of the Lord and his doctrine be blasphemed. . . .

Titus 2:9,10 Exhort servants to be obedient to their masters: in all things pleasing, not gainsaying: . . .

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

if then.

Malachi 2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible, and base before all people, as you have not kept my ways, and have accepted persons in the law.

, the prophet reproves the priests and people for sacrificing the refuse of beasts; and denounces punishment against the former for not teaching the people their duty in this respect.

Exodus 4:22,23 And thou shalt say to him: Thus saith the Lord: Israel is my son, my firstborn. . . .

Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O ye heavens, and give ear, O earth, for the Lord hath spoken. I have brought up children, and exalted them: but they have despised me.

Isaiah 64:8 And now, O Lord, thou art our father, and we are clay: and thou art our maker, and we all are the works of thy hands.

Jeremiah 31:9 They shall come with weeping: and I will bring them back in mercy: and I will bring them through the torrents of waters in a right way, and they shall not stumble in it: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Matthew 6:9,14,15 Thus therefore shall you pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. . . .

Luke 6:36,46 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. . . .

1 Peter 1:17 And if you invoke as Father him who, without respect of persons, judgeth according to every one's work: converse in fear during the time of your sojourning here.

and if.

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.

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 have departed out of the way, and have caused many to stumble at the law: you have made void the covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts.

1 Samuel 2:28-30 And I chose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, and burn incense to me, and to wear the ephod before me: and I gave to thy father's house of all the sacrifices of the children of Israel. . . .

Jeremiah 5:30,31 Astonishing and wonderful things have been done in the land. . . .

Jeremiah 23:11 For the prophet and the priest are defiled: and in my house I have found their wickedness, saith the Lord.

Ezekiel 22:26 Her priests have despised my law, and have defiled my sanctuaries: they have put no difference between holy and profane: nor have distinguished between the polluted and the clean: and they have turned away their eyes from my sabbaths, and I was profaned in the midst of them.

Hosea 4:6 My people have been silent, because they had no knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will reject thee, that thou shalt not do the office of priesthood to me: and thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

Hosea 5:1 Hear ye this, O priests, and hearken, O ye house of Israel, and give ear, O house of the king: for there is a judgment against you, because you have been a snare to them whom you should have watched over and a net spread upon Thabor.

And ye.

Malachi 2:14-17 And you have said: For what cause? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee, and the wife of thy youth, whom thou hast despised: yet she was thy partner, and the wife of thy covenant. . . .

Malachi 3:7,8,13,14 For from the days of your fathers you have departed from my ordinances, and have not kept them: Return to me, and I will return to you, saith the Lord of hosts. And you have said: Wherein shall we return? . . .

Jeremiah 2:21,22 Yet, I planted thee a chosen vineyard, all true seed: how then art thou turned unto me into that which is good for nothing, O strange vineyard? . . .

Hosea 12:8 And Ephraim said: But yet I am become rich, I have found me an idol: all my labours shall not find me the iniquity that I have committed.

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

Context
The Polluted Offerings
6The 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.7To you, O priests, that despise my name, and have said: Wherein have we despised thy name? You offer polluted bread upon my altar, and you say: Wherein have we polluted thee? In that you say: The table of the Lord is contemptible.…
Cross References
Luke 6:46
And why call you me, Lord, Lord; and do not the things which I say?

Exodus 20:12
Honour thy father and thy mother, that thou mayst be longlived upon the land which the Lord thy God will give thee.

Deuteronomy 1:31
And in the wilderness (as thou hast seen) the Lord thy God hath carried thee, as a man is wont to carry his little son, all the way that you have come, until you came to this place.

Psalm 123:2
Behold as the eyes of servants are on the hands of their masters, As the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress: so are our eyes unto the Lord our God, until he have mercy on us.

Proverbs 17:6
Children's children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.

Proverbs 30:11
There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

Proverbs 30:17
The eye that mocketh at his father, and that despiseth the labour of his mother in bearing him, let the ravens of the brooks pick it out, and the young eagles eat it.

Isaiah 1:2
Hear, O ye heavens, and give ear, O earth, for the Lord hath spoken. I have brought up children, and exalted them: but they have despised me.

Isaiah 43:23
Thou hast not offered me the ram of thy holocaust, nor hast thou glorified me with thy victims: I have not caused thee to serve with oblations, nor wearied thee with incense.

Jeremiah 3:4
Therefore at the least from this time call to me: Thou art my father, the guide of my virginity:

Jeremiah 35:16
So the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have constantly kept the commandment of their father, which he commanded them: but this people hath not obeyed me.

Zephaniah 3:4
Her prophets are senseless, men without faith: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have acted unjustly against the law.

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

Malachi 2:10
Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why then doth every one of us despise his brother, violating the covenant of our fathers?

Additional Translations
“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 the LORD of Hosts to you priests who despise My name. Yet you ask, “How have we despised Your name?”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?

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?

A son honours his father, and a servant his master: if then I am a father, where is mine honour? and if I am a master, where is my fear? saith the Lord Almighty. Ye the priests are they that despise my name: yet ye said, Wherein have we despised thy name?

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?

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?

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?

"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?'

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?'
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