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MALACHI. The priests and people reproved.

Of irreligion and profaneness.
against whom the LORD hath indignation
for ever.

5 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall
say, The LORD will be magnified from the
border of Israel.

3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall spread dung upon your faces, even the take you away with it.

4 And ye shall know that I have sent

6 A son honoureth his father, and a this commandment unto you, that my servant his master: if then I be a father, covenant might be with Levi, saith the where is my honour? and if I be a mas-LORD of hosts. ter, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, Ŏ priests, that despise my peace; and I gave them to him for the 5 My covenant was with him of life and name. And ye say, Wherein have we fear wherewith he feared me, and was despised thy name? afraid before my name.

7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.

and iniquity was not found in his lips: he 6 The law of truth was in his mouth, walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.

7 For the priest's lips should keep

8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and knowledge, and they should seek the law sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy at his mouth: for he is the messenger of governor; will he be pleased with thee, the LORD of hosts. or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.

9 And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the LORD of hosts.

8 But ye are departed out of the way; law; ye have corrupted the covenant of ye have caused many to stumble at the Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

9 Therefore have I also made you conaccording as ye have not kept my ways, temptible and base before all the people,

10 Have we not all one father? hath not

10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither but have been partial in the law. do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD one God created us? why do we deal of hosts, neither will I accept an offering treacherously every man against his broat your hand. 11 For, from the rising of the sun even fathers? ther, by profaning the covenant of our unto the going down of the same,my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in and an abomination is committed in Israel 11 Judah hath dealt treacherously, every place incense shall be offered unto and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath promy name, and a pure offering: for my faned the holiness of the LORD which he name shall be great among the heathen, loved, and hath married the daughter of a saith the LORD of hosts. strange god.

doeth this, the master and the scholar, out 12 The LORD will cut off the man that of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts. 13 And this have ye done again, cover

13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith ing the altar of the LORD with tears, with the LORD of hosts; and ye brought that weeping, and with crying out, insomuch which was torn, and the lame, and the that he regardeth not the offering any sick; thus ye brought an offering: should more, or receiveth it with good will at your I accept this of your hand? saith the hand. LORD.

12 ¶ 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.

14 ¶ Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because

14 But cursed be the deceiver, which the LORD hath been witness between thee hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and and the wife of thy youth, against whom sacrificeth unto the LORD a corrupt thing: thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she for I am a great King, saith the LORD of thy companion, and the wife of thy covehosts, and my name is dreadful among the nant. heathen.


15 And did not he make one? Yet had ND now, O ye priests, this command-fore one? That he might seek a godly he the residue of the Spirit. And wherement is for you. seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit,


2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not and let none deal treacherously against the lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, wife of his youth. saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your saith, that he hateth putting away: for one 16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, blessings; yea, I have cursed them alrea- covereth violence with his garment, saith dy, because ye do not lay it to heart. the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to

Majesty and grace of Christ. CHAP. III, IV.

Elijah's coming and office. your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. vine cast her fruit before the time in the 17 Ye have wearied the LORD with field, saith the LORD of hosts.

your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have 12 And all nations shall call you blesswe wearied him? When ye say, Every ed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, one that doeth evil is good in the sight of saith the LORD of hosts. the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment? CHAP. II.

13 Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against

send thee?

and he shall prepare the way before 14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall God: and what profit is it that we have suddenly come to his temple, even the kept his ordinance, and that we have messenger of the covenant, whom ye de- walked mournfully before the LORD of light in: behold, he shall come, saith the hosts? LORD of hosts.

15 And now we call the proud happy ; 2 But who may abide the day of his yea, they that work wickedness are set coming? and who shall stand when he ap- up; yea, they that tempt God are even depeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap.


16 T Then they that feared the LORD 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and puri- spake often one to another: and the LORD fier of silver: and he shall purify the sons hearkened, and heard it: and a book of of Levi, and purge them as gold and sil- remembrance was written before him for ver, that they may offer unto the LORD an them that feared the LORD, and that offering in righteousness. thought upon his name.

4 Then shall the offering of Judah and 17 And they shall be mine, saith the Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as LORD of hosts, in that day when I make in the days of old, and as in former years. up my jewels; and I will spare them, as

5 And I will come near to you to judg-a man spareth his own son that serveth ment: and I will be a swift witness against him.

the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, 18 Then shall ye return and discern and against false swearers, and against between the righteous and the wicked, those that oppress the hireling in his between him that serveth God and him wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that serveth him not. that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of FOR behold, the day cometh, that shall


burn as an oven; and all the proud,

6 For I am the LORD, I change not; yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be


therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

stubble and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, 2¶ But unto you that fear my name, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD shall the Sun of righteousness arise with of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we healing in his wings; and ye shall go return? forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

8 ¶ Will a man rob God? Yet ye have 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have for they shall be ashes under the soles of we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. your feet in the day that I shall do this,

9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye saith the LORD of hosts.

have robbed me, even this whole nation. 4 Remember ye the law of Moses my

10 Bring ye all the tithes into the store-servant, which I commanded unto him in house, that there may be meat in my Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and house, and prove me now herewith, saith judgments.

the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the the windows of heaven, and pour you out prophet before the coming of the great a blessing, that there shall not be room and dreadful day of the LORD:

enough to receive it.

6 And he shall turn the heart of the fa11 And I will rebuke the devourer for thers to the children, and the heart of the your sakes, and he shall not destroy the children to their fathers, lest I come and fruits of your ground; neither shall your smite the earth with a curse.



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6th day,
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3552 The Log,

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10944 The Homer or Cor,

3648 The Bath,

0912 The Hin,

Note.-Silver is here reckoned at 5s. sterling.



A Shekel of Gold,
A Talent of Gold,

Days of the Week.

1st day of the week, Sunday.
2d day,
3d day,

Note, 29 solid inches
=a Pint, nearly.

Measures of things dry.
The Homer,
The Lethech,
The Ephah,
The Seah,
The Omer,

6 Elul

7 Tisri, or


5 Ab

S July

Piece of Silv.(Drac.)

0 2
0 1
0 0

D. Trib. Mon. (Didrac.) 2 Drach
3,3 Piece of Silv. (Stater) 4
1,7 Pound (Mina)


6,8 Penny (Denarius)

0 0 1,4 Farthing (Assarium) 20th Den. 51310 Farthing (Quadrans) 40th 3000 341 10 4,3 Mite,



Gold at 41. per oz.

5 August

S September

18 Marchesan, {October

or Bul

13 Veadar, intercalary.

10th hom.








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S January

S February


Hours of the Day.
The day, reckoning The 1st watch, from sunset to
from sunrise, and the 3d hour of the night.
Monday. the night from sun- The 2d, or middle watch, from
Tuesday. set, were each divi- the 3d hour to the 6th.
Wednesday. ded into 12 equal
Thursday. parts, called, The
Friday. 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th,
Saturday. &c. Hours.

The 3d watch, or cock-crowing,
from the 6th to the 9th.
The 4th, or morning watch, from
the 9th hour to sunrise.

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