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Malachi 2:10
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Do we not all have one Father[b]?(ab) Did not one God create us?(ac) Why do we profane the covenant(ad) of our ancestors by being unfaithful(ae) to one another?
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Malachi 2:11
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Judah has been unfaithful. A detestable(af) thing has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem: Judah has desecrated the sanctuary the Lord loves(ag) by marrying(ah) women who worship a foreign god.(ai)
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Malachi 2:12
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As for the man who does this, whoever he may be, may the Lord remove(aj) him from the tents of Jacob[c](ak)—even though he brings an offering(al) to the Lord Almighty.
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Malachi 2:13
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Another thing you do: You flood the Lord 's altar with tears.(am) You weep and wail(an) because he no longer looks with favor(ao) on your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands.(ap)
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Malachi 2:14
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You ask,(aq) "Why?" It is because the Lord is the witness(ar) between you and the wife of your youth.(as) You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.(at)
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Malachi 2:15
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Has not the one God made you?(au) You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring.[d](av) So be on your guard,(aw) and do not be unfaithful(ax) to the wife of your youth.
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Malachi 2:16
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"The man who hates and divorces his wife,(ay)" says the Lord , the God of Israel, "does violence to the one he should protect,"[e](az) says the Lord Almighty. So be on your guard,(ba) and do not be unfaithful.
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Malachi 2:17
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You have wearied(bb) the Lord with your words. "How have we wearied him?" you ask.(bc) By saying, "All who do evil are good in the eyes of the Lord , and he is pleased(bd) with them" or "Where is the God of justice?(be)"
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Malachi 3:1
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"I will send my messenger,(a) who will prepare the way before me.(b) Then suddenly the Lord(c) you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant,(d) whom you desire,(e) will come," says the Lord Almighty.
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Malachi 3:2
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But who can endure(f) the day of his coming?(g) Who can stand(h) when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire(i) or a launderer's soap.(j)
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Malachi 3:3
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He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver;(k) he will purify(l) the Levites and refine them like gold and silver.(m) Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,(n)
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Malachi 3:4
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and the offerings(o) of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the Lord , as in days gone by, as in former years.(p)
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Malachi 3:5
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"So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers,(q) adulterers(r) and perjurers,(s) against those who defraud laborers of their wages,(t) who oppress the widows(u) and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners(v) among you of justice, but do not fear(w) me," says the Lord Almighty.
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Malachi 3:6
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Breaking Covenant by Withholding Tithes

"I the Lord do not change.(x) So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.(y)
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Malachi 3:7
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Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away(z) from my decrees and have not kept them. Return(aa) to me, and I will return to you,"(ab) says the Lord Almighty. "But you ask,(ac) ‘How are we to return?'
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Malachi 3:8
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"Will a mere mortal rob(ad) God? Yet you rob me. "But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?' "In tithes(ae) and offerings.
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Malachi 3:9
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You are under a curse(af)—your whole nation—because you are robbing me.
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Malachi 3:10
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Bring the whole tithe(ag) into the storehouse,(ah) that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates(ai) of heaven and pour out(aj) so much blessing(ak) that there will not be room enough to store it.(al)
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Malachi 3:11
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I will prevent pests from devouring(am) your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,(an)" says the Lord Almighty.
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Malachi 3:12
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"Then all the nations will call you blessed,(ao) for yours will be a delightful land,"(ap) says the Lord Almighty.(aq)
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Malachi 3:13
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"You have spoken arrogantly(ar) against me," says the Lord . "Yet you ask,(as) ‘What have we said against you?'
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Malachi 3:14
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"You have said, ‘It is futile(at) to serve(au) God. What do we gain by carrying out his requirements(av) and going about like mourners(aw) before the Lord Almighty?
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Malachi 3:15
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But now we call the arrogant(ax) blessed. Certainly evildoers(ay) prosper,(az) and even when they put God to the test, they get away with it.'"
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Malachi 3:16
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Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard.(ba) A scroll(bb) of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared(bc) the Lord and honored his name.
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Malachi 3:17
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"On the day when I act," says the Lord Almighty, "they will be my(bd) treasured possession.(be) I will spare(bf) them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son(bg) who serves him.
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Malachi 3:18
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And you will again see the distinction between the righteous(bh) and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.(bi)
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Malachi 4:1
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Judgment and Covenant Renewal

[a]"Surely the day is coming;(a) it will burn like a furnace.(b) All the arrogant(c) and every evildoer will be stubble,(d) and the day that is coming will set them on fire,(e)" says the Lord Almighty. "Not a root or a branch(f) will be left to them.
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Malachi 4:2
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But for you who revere my name,(g) the sun of righteousness(h) will rise with healing(i) in its rays. And you will go out and frolic(j) like well-fed calves.
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Malachi 4:3
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Then you will trample(k) on the wicked; they will be ashes(l) under the soles of your feet on the day when I act," says the Lord Almighty.
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Malachi 4:4
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"Remember the law(m) of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb(n) for all Israel.(o)
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Malachi 4:5
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"See, I will send the prophet Elijah(p) to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes.(q)
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Malachi 4:6
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He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children,(r) and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike(s) the land with total destruction."(t)
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