Malachi 1:12
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New International Version
"But you profane it by saying, 'The Lord's table is defiled,' and, 'Its food is contemptible.'

King James Bible
But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible.

Darby Bible Translation
But ye profane it, in that ye say, The table of the Lord is polluted; and the fruit thereof, his food, is contemptible.

World English Bible
"But you profane it, in that you say, 'Yahweh's table is polluted, and its fruit, even its food, is contemptible.'

Young's Literal Translation
And ye are polluting it in your saying, 'The table of Jehovah -- it is polluted, As to its fruit -- despicable is its food.'

Malachi 1:12 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ye have profaned it - Ye have desecrated God's worship; is it any wonder that God should cast you off, and follow you with his judgments?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ye have.

Malachi 1:6,8 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...

Malachi 2:8 But you are departed out of the way; you have caused many to stumble at the law; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi...

2 Samuel 12:14 However,, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme...

Ezekiel 36:21-23 But I had pity for my holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, where they went...

Amos 2:7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek...

Romans 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

The table.

Malachi 1:7,13 You offer polluted bread on my altar; and you say, Wherein have we polluted you? In that you say...

Numbers 11:4-8 And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said...

Daniel 5:3,4 Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king...

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Blemished Offerings
'Offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the Lord of Hosts.'--MALACHI i. 8. A word of explanation may indicate my purpose in selecting this, I am afraid, unfamiliar text. The Prophet has been vehemently rebuking a characteristic mean practice of the priests, who were offering maimed and diseased animals in sacrifice. They were probably dishonest as well as mean, because the worshippers would bring sound beasts, and the priests, for their own profit,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Counter-Reformation
For more than thirty years the new religious movement continued to spread with alarming rapidity. Nation after nation either fell away from the centre of unity or wavered as to the attitude that should be adopted towards the conflicting claims of Rome, Wittenberg, and Geneva, till at last it seemed not unlikely that Catholicism was to be confined within the territorial boundaries of Italy, Spain, and Portugal. That the world was well prepared for such an outburst has been shown already,[1] but it
Rev. James MacCaffrey—History of the Catholic Church, Renaissance to French Revolution

Reverence in Prayer
"Lord, teach us to pray."--Luke xi. 1. "Offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee or accept thy person? saith the Lord of Hosts."--Mal. i. 8. IF we were summoned to dine, or to any other audience, with our sovereign, with what fear and trembling should we prepare ourselves for the ordeal! Our fear at the prospect before us would take away all our pride, and all our pleasure, in the great honour that had come to us. And how careful we should be to prepare ourselves, in every possible
Alexander Whyte—Lord Teach Us To Pray

An Appendix to the Beatitudes
His commandments are not grievous 1 John 5:3 You have seen what Christ calls for poverty of spirit, pureness of heart, meekness, mercifulness, cheerfulness in suffering persecution, etc. Now that none may hesitate or be troubled at these commands of Christ, I thought good (as a closure to the former discourse) to take off the surmises and prejudices in men's spirits by this sweet, mollifying Scripture, His commandments are not grievous.' The censuring world objects against religion that it is difficult
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Leviticus 18:21
"'Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 41:22
There was a wooden altar three cubits high and two cubits square; its corners, its base and its sides were of wood. The man said to me, "This is the table that is before the LORD."

Ezekiel 44:16
They alone are to enter my sanctuary; they alone are to come near my table to minister before me and serve me as guards.

Hosea 13:9
"You are destroyed, Israel, because you are against me, against your helper.

Malachi 1:7
"By offering defiled food on my altar. "But you ask, 'How have we defiled you?' "By saying that the LORD's table is contemptible.

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