CLV(i) 1 The load of the word of Yahweh to Israel by the hand of Malachi. 2 I love you, says Yahweh. Yet you say, In what way do you love us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? (averring is Yahweh), yet I am loving Jacob, 3 yet Esau I hate. And I will make his mountains a desolation, and his allotment is for the jackals of the wilderness." 4 Though Edom shall say, We are destitute, yet we will return and will build the deserted places, thus says Yahweh of hosts:They will build, yet I will demolish. And they will call them Boundary of wickedness and The people whom Yahweh menaces till the eon." 5 And your eyes shall see, and you shall say, Yahweh shall be great from over the boundary of Israel." 6 A son will glorify a father, and a servant his lord. Yet if a Father am I, where is My glory? And if a Lord am I, where is My fear? says Yahweh of hosts to you, the priests who are despising My name. Yet you say, In what way do we despise Your name? 7 You are bringing close on My altar sullied bread, and you say, In what way do we sully You? When you say, The table of Yahweh, it is despised." 8 And in case you are bringing close the blind for sacrifice, is there no evil? And in case you are bringing close the lame and the ill, is there no evil? Offer it, I pray, to your viceroy! Will he accept you or lift your face? says Yahweh of hosts." 9 And now, beseech, I pray, the face of your El, that He may be gracious to us. From your hand has this come; would He lift our faces because of you? says Yahweh of hosts." 10 Who, moreover, is among you that shall lock the doors so you shall not light up My altar gratuitously? I have no delight in you, says Yahweh of hosts, and an approach present I will not accept from your hand." 11 For from the rising of the sun unto its setting, great is My name among the nations, and in every place incense is being brought close for My name, and a clean approach present. For My name is great among the nations, says Yahweh of hosts." 12 Yet you are profaning Me when you say, The table of Yahweh, sullied is it, and its produce. Despised is its food." 13 And you say, Behold what tiredness it is! And you puff at Me, says Yahweh of hosts. And you bring the pillaged, and the lame and the ill. And when you bring the approach present, shall I accept it from your hand? says Yahweh of hosts." 14 And cursed be the plotter, when there is a male in his drove, and his vow is on him, yet he is sacrificing what is ruined to Yahweh. For a great King am I, says Yahweh of hosts, and My name is feared among the nations."