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About Malachi

Malachi 1:1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel.(today it's a spiritual Israel).by Malachi.

Malachi 1:2 I have loved you, says the LORD. Yet you say, Wherein have you loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? says the LORD, yet I loved Jacob..(Genesis 25:23)

Malachi 1:3 And I hated.(God doesn't hate; understand the word hate in the Bible).Esau and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness..(Esau made choices and the law of the universe is, we reap what we have sown)

Malachi 1:4,5 Whereas Edom says, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down and they shall call them, The border of wickedness and The people against whom the LORD has indignation for ever. And your eyes shall see and you shall say, The LORD will be magnified from the border of Israel.

Malachi 2:1-3 And now, O you priests, this commandment is for you. If you will not hear and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, says the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; yea, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay it to heart. Behold, I will corrupt your seed and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts and one shall take you away with it. 

Malachi 2:4 And you shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, says the LORD of hosts. 

Malachi 2:5 My covenant was with him of life and peace and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me and was afraid.(original for word 'afraid' connotes 'realizing that compared to the Creator mankind virtually can not do anything':.John 15:5).before my name. 

Malachi 2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth and iniquity was not found in his lips. He walked with me in peace and equity and did turn many away from iniquity.(that is, turned them from the heartaches in their lives caused by living with the ordinary consciousness they came here with)

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge and they should seek the law at his mouth, for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 2:8,9 But you are departed out of the way. You have caused many to stumble at the law.(the law at this time before Emmanuel's crucifixion and resurrection was the Old Testament.Mosaic Law). You have corrupted the covenant.(a covenant is an agreement).of Levi.(what was this 'covenant of Levi'?.Nehemiah 13:29; Malachi 2:5), says the LORD of hosts. Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as you have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.(they didn't want to be wholehearted in that they picked and chose what parts of it they liked in order to make up their own religion:.Jeremiah 44:16,17).

Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us? Why.(Psalms 10:7-10).do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?

The covenant of our fathers was the old covenant, an agreement, now done away with; this old covenant has been superceded by the new covenant; spiritual principles however, as compared to all the anicient physical rituals, are always irrespective of time; how did they profane this agreement their fathers made with the Creator?.Malachi wrote during the time of the old covenant, the Old Testament; spiritual principles are eternal, as such they are irrespective of time, whether in the Old Testament, which includes the old covenant or in the New Testament with its new covenant.

Malachi 2:11 Judah has dealt treacherously and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem, for Judah has profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved and has married the daughter of a strange god.

Malachi 2:12 The LORD will cut off the man that does this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob and him that offers an offering unto the LORD of hosts.

Comprised with.Barnes Notes: And him that offers an offering unto the Lord of hosts, him being he who offers an offering to God to bribe Him, as it were, so they could continue to do whatever they decided to do in their worshipping:.Jeremiah 44:16,17. In the same meaning, Isaiah states:.Isaiah 1:13; 61:8. Proverbs also:.Proverbs 15:8; 28:9. And in Amos:.Amos 5:21.

Malachi 2:13 And this have you done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping and with crying out, insomuch that he regards not the offering any more or receives it with good will at your hand..(because they don't see what led up to them doing bad things and their myopia prevents them forming a change in heart toward love)

Malachi 2:14 Yet you say, Wherefore? Because the LORD has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously. Yet is she your companion and the wife of your covenant.(agreement).

Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

Malachi 2:16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, says that he hates putting away. For one covers violence with his garment.(Psalms 73:6), says the LORD of hosts. Therefore take heed to your spirit, that you deal not treacherously.

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger and he shall prepare the way before me. And the Lord, whom you seek shall suddenly come to his temple.(we are His temple), even the messenger of the covenant whom you delight in. Behold, he shall come, says the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming and who shall stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap. 

Malachi 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming and who shall stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap.(a strong cleaner used for clothes)

Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver. He shall purify the sons of Levi, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver. He shall purify the sons of Levi.(speaking here of the ancient priests, but applicable to all those who trust in their wealth).and purge them as gold and silver.(as gold & silver is refined), that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness..(God is interested not in what worldly possessions one may have gained, but in righteousness; one's reward is based on righteousness)

Malachi 3:4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old and as in former years.

Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD. I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD. I change not.(what does this mean, considering God does change His mind and intentions? How to.comprehend it); therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.(original for word 'consumed' is 'end', meaning there is no end of that which is in God and what's that? We are all 'sons of Jacob' because of the lineage tracing to Abraham, his grandfather, through Jacob's father Isaac. This is the Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph line of descent. Abraham is the father of the faithful. All those who believe in the Creator are sons in the spiritual era of the New Testament:.Galatians 4:6,7.

Malachi 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers you are gone away.(*).from mine ordinances and have not kept them. Return unto me.(*).and I will return unto you, says the LORD of hosts. But you said, Wherein shall we return?.(what shall we return to?)

Malachi 3:8-10 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse. For you have robbed me, even this whole nation.(it was a requirement back then to tithe, but in the era of the New Testament it's a different story). Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house and prove me now herewith, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. 

Malachi 3:11,12 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, says the LORD of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed. For you shall be a delightsome land, says the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another and the LORD hearkened and heard it and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD and that thought upon his name.(why would thinking upon the Lord's name seem to be of such importance?.Ephesians 1:21; what ways can one think upon His name?).

Malachi 3:17 And they shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.

Malachi 3:18 Then shall you return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serves God and him that serves him not.

Malachi 4:1 For behold, the day comes that shall burn as an oven and all the proud, yea and all that do wickedly shall be stubble and the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings and you shall go forth and grow up as calves of the stall.

Malachi 4:3 And you shall tread down the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, says the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 4:4 Remember you the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah.(since Elijah had long past, this is talking about John the baptist:.Luke 1:17).the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD..(?)

Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn.(original also 'return', 'restore', make whole, all one).the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers.(solid family life), lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

....next book is Matthew, first book of the New Testament
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