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Ichcies and Judgments.

MALACHI, II.

Encouraging Prospects. ught against Jerusalem ; Their flesh B. C. 587. 17 And Lit shal: be, that whoso will no all consume away while they stand up

come up of all the families of the eartb alheir feet, and their eyes shall con- D Is.60.12. unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the me away in their holes, & their tongue c 1Sa. 14.15,20 LORD of hosts, even upon themi shall be mall consume away in their mouth. upon whom do rain. 13 And it shall come to pass in that day, there is not. 18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, zat a great tumultc from the LORD shall d De.11.10. and come not, 1 tbat have d no rain, there

among them; and they shall lay bolde Eze.38.21. shall be the plague wherewith the LOED wery one on the hand of his neighbour, 2 or, sin. will smite the heathen, that come not up ad e his hand shall rise up against the Bor, thou also, to keep the feast of tabernacles. and of his neighbour.

Judah. 19 This shall be the 2 punishment of 14 And 3 Judah also shall fight 4 at Jeru- 4 or, against. Egypt, and the punishment of all the da: alem; and the wealth f of all the heathen fEze.39.10,17 tions that come not up to keep the feast

und about shall be gathered together, s or, bridles. of tabernacles.
old, and silver, and apparel, in great g 1s.23.18. 20 In that day shall there be upon the
bundance.

Is.66.23. bells 5 of the horses, HOLINESS GUNTO 15 And so shall be the plague of the i Is.4.3. THE LORD ; and the pots in the Lond's corse, of the mule, of the camel, and of

house shall be like the bowls before the The ass, and of all the beasts that shall be Joel 3.17. altar. n these tents, as this plague.

21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem, and in 16 And it shall come to pass, that every

22.15. Judah, shall be Holiness unto the LORD ne that is left of all the nations which k 1Co.6.9-11. of hosts ; and all they that sacrifice shall ame against Jerusalem,shall even go h up 7 Ep.2.19-22. come and take of them, and seethe theroTom year to year to worship the King, m Le.23.33, in: and i in that day there shall be do he Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast

more the Canaanite k in the house lo f tabernacles. m

Ne.8.14,&c. the Lord of hosts.

The Sins of the People.

MALACHI, IV.
knowledge, and they should seek the law, B. C. 397.
At his mouth : for he is the a messenger
of the Lord of bosts.

a Ac.16.17.
8 Bat ye are departed out of the way; 2C0.5.20.
fe chave caused many to I stumble at the b Ps. 78.59,57.
a; se have corrupted d the covenant La 3.22.
of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts. c 15a.2.17,30.
9 Therefore have I also niade you con. Lu.11.45,46.
temptible and base before all the people, or, fall in.
according as ye bave not kept any ways, d Ne.13.29.
bat have been partial in the law.

e Zec.1.3.
10 Have g we not all one father? hath Mat.23.27.
pot one God created us? why do we deal a accepted
treacherously every man against his bro. faces, or,
ther

, by profaning the covenant of our lifted up
fathers

the face
11 Jadah bath dealt treacherously,and an against.
ahonnation is committed in Israel and in g 100.8.6.
Jerusalem ; for Judah hath profaned the h Ne.13.10-12.
holines of the Lord which he 3 loved, 3 or, ought
1 and bath married the daughter of a to love.

i Ezr.9.1.,2.
1. The Lord will cut off ? the man that empty out
deth this, the master and the scholar,out k 2Ch.31.10.
te tabernacles ofJacob, and him that of. Jos.23.12,13.
ench an offering unto the Lord of hosts. 5 or, him that
13 Add m this hare ye done again, cover. waketh, and
in the altar of the ord with

tears, with him that
Teping.k with crying out, insomuch that answereti.
te regardeth not the offering any more, corrupt.
Orreteirethit with goodwill at your hand. m Ps.78.34-37
14 Tet se say, Wherefore? Because the n Ps.73.11,12.
Ipo hath been witness between

thee and Zep.1.12.
the wife of the youth, against whom thou o'savation.
best dealt treacherously: yet is she thy 0 Mat.19.4,5,
tupanion, and the wife of thy covenant. 8 in black.
6 and did not he make one o Yet had or, etcela
te the residue of the spirit. And where. lency.
te one? That he might seek a 1 godly - seed of God.
el. Therefore take heed to your spirit, a luilt.
del lettone deal 3 treacherously against p 120.7.14.
For the Lord, the God of Israel, saith 3 or, un.
that the hateth - putting away: for one co- faithfully.
venda violence with his garment, saith Ep.5.19
be Lord of hosts: therefore take heed to s De 24.).
for spirit that ye deal not treacherously. t Re.20.12.
Ye have wearied the Lord with or if he hate
we words: vet ye say, Wherein have her, put
pe that doeth evil is good in the sight of Mat.19.8.

.
4 Tit2,14.

CHAP. I.

B, C. 397. junto the going down of the same, my
THE Israeden by Malachi.
THE Surden of the word of the LORD

name shaŭ be great among the Gentiles,

a Is.60.3,5. 2 I have loved you, saith the LORD : 1 by the hand offered unto

my name, and a pure offer

and in every place incense c shall be Eet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? of. Was not Esau Jacob's brother ? saith the b Ino.4.21,23. the leathen, saith the LORD Of hosts,

ing: e for my name shall be great among LORD : yet I loved Jacob, f 3 And I hated Esau, and laid g his d De.7.7,8.

12 But ye have profaned it, in that yo zountains and his heritage waste for the Je.31.3.

say, The table of the Lord is polluted ;

and the fruit thereof, ever his meat, i dragons of the wilderness.

e Is.66.19,20. contemptible. 4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impov- f Ro.9.13. erished, but we will return and build 'Je.49.17,18. ness is it : 2 and ye have snuffed at it sind

13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weari

: the devolate places; thus saith the Lord of Eze 35.3,&c. the Lord of hosts : and ye brought that down; & they shall call them, The border 2 or, whereas thus ye brought an offering : should I ao of wickedness, and, The people against ye might whom the LORD hath indignation for ever. have blown

cept this of your land ? saith the LORD.

14 But cursed be the deceiver, 3 which say, The Lord will be magnified from 4 3 or, in whose sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt

thing

hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and 6 A son honoureth his father, and a 4 from upon, hosts, and niy name is dreadful amores Servant his master: if h then I be a father, ,

the heathen. where is mine honour ? and if I be a mas-h Lu.6.46. ter, where is my fear ? saith the Lord of i c.39.8,13.

ment is for you. Aud ye say, Wherein i have wes or, bring

2 If jye will not hear, and if ye will not Ye 5 ofiter polluted bread upon minek uc.io.21. mame, saith the Lord of hosts, I willen pitar; and ye say, wherein have we pola i Le.22.20-22. send a curse upon you, and I will cheme luted thee In that ye say, The k table De.15.21. of the LORD is contemptible.

8 And if I ye offer the blind 6 for sacri-| 7 or, reprove. tice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame 8 scatter. & sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor: will he be pleased with thee,or take you

or, it shall dung of your solemn feasts

, and sone accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.

shall take you away with it.

away to it. 4 And ye shall know that I have sent that he will be gracious unto us : this Tegard your person? saith the Lord of hand.

m Ro.2.11. 10 Who is there even among you that Pe.1.17. would shut the

doors for nought? o nei- nNu.25.12,13 was afraid before my name i bought. I have no pleasure in you, saith o 1C0.9.13.

LORD of hosts, neither will I accept p Je.23.22.
An offering at your hand.
Il For q from the rising of the sun even r Le.10.11.

9 Is.59.19.

Jdid turn many away from inigaity,

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wearied him? When ye say, Every her away,
the Lord, and he delighteth in them; or, 5 to put
There is the God of judgment?

CHAP. III.
lite Lind, whom ye seek.shåll suddenly Am.2.13.

se ato his temple, even the messenger 6 or, special
the covenant, whom ye delight in: be- treasure.
wilde stall come, saith the Lordof bosts. w 19.62 3.
? But who may abide the day of his I Ps.58.11.
began who cshall stand when he y Lu.1.76.
appareh? lor he is like a refiner's e fire,
dod he shall sit as a refiner and puri. a Lu.2.27.
Lari, and purge them as gold and sil- c Mat.25.10.
fail they may offer h unto the Lord Re.6.17.

d c.3.16.
Teen shall the offerings of Judah and e 1Co.3.13-15.
kralen te pleasant unto the Lord, as f Lu.l.18.
a le days of old, and as in former years. Hos.14.5-7.

And I will come near to you to judg- h 1Pe.2.5.
miel; and I will be a swift witness 1 or, ancieni.

lagunt the sorcerers, and against the i Mat.11.14. berlierers, and against false swear

Sad 222, nst those that oppress thek He.13.4. e fatherless, and that turn aside the fraud, Stage from his right, and fear not me, li Ja.5.4.

END OF THE OLD TEE

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The Sins of the People.

MALACHI, IV.

Evangelical Prediction. knowledge, and they should seek the lawl B. C. 397. saith the LORD of hosts. At his mouth : for he is the a messenger

6 For I am the LORD, I change not; thera of the LORD of hosts.

a Ac.)6.17. fore b ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. 8 But ye are departed out of the way; 2C0.5.20. 7 Even from the days of your fathers fe chave caused many to I stumble at héb Ps.78.33,57. ve are gone away from mine ordinances, jaw; ye have corrupied d the covenant La.3.22. and have not kept them. Return e unto of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. c 18a.2.17,30. me, and I will return unto you, saith the 9 Therefore have I also made you con. Lu.11.45,46. LORD of hosts. But f ye said, wherein temptible and base before all the people, 1 or, fall in. shall we return ? according as ye have not kept iny ways, d Ne.13.29. 8 Will a man rob Gud ? Yet ye have but have been partial in the law. e Zoc.1.3. robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we

10 Have & we not all one father? hath S Mat.23.27. robbed thee? In tithesh and offerings. not one God created us? why do we deal 2 accepted 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye treacherously every man against his bro- faces, or, have robbed me, even this whole nation. ther, by profaning the covenant of our lifted up 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storefathers

the face house, that there may be meat in mine 11 Judah hath dealt treacherously and an against. house, and prove me now herewith, saith abomination is committed in Israel and in & Co.8.6. the LORD of hosts, if i will not open you Jerusalem ; for Judah hath profaned the . Ne.13.10-12. the windows of heaven, and pour 4 you holiness of the Lord which he 3 loved, 2 or, ought out a blessing, that k there shall not be and hath inarried the daughter of a to love. room enough to receive it. strange god.

i Ezr.9.1,2. 11 And I will rebuke the devourer for 12 The Lord will cut off i the mean that empty out your sakes, and he shall not 6 destroy doeth this, the master and the scholar,out k 2Ch.31.10. Jine fruits of your ground; neither shall of the tabernacles of Jacob,and him that of. 1 Jos.23.12,13. your vine cast her fruit before the time in ereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts. Sor, him that the field, saith the LORD of hosts,

13 And m this have ye done again, cover- waketh, and 12 And all nations sball call you blessed: ing the altar of the ..ORD with tears, with him that for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith weeping,& with crying out, insomuch that answereth. the LORD of hosts. he regardeth not the offering any more, corrupt. 13 Your words n have been stout against or receivethitwith goodwill at your hand. m Ps. 78.34-37 me, saith the LORD : yet ye say, What 14 Yet ye say, Wherefore ? Because the n Ps.73.11,12. bave we spoken so much against thee? LORD hath been witness between thee and Zep.1.12. 14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God; the wife

of thy youth, against whom thou observation. and what profit is it that we have kept hast dealt treacherously : yet is she thy o Mat.19.4,5. his 7 ordinance and that we have walked companion, and the wife of thy covenani. S in black. 8 mournfully before the Lord of hesta?

15 And did not he make one io Yet had 9 or, ercel- 15 And now we call the proud happy ne the 9 residue of the spirit. And where-lency. yea, they that work wickedness are a ser sore one? That he might seek a 1 godly seed of God. up, yea, they that tempt o God are ever seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, 2 built. delivered. and let none deal 3 treacherously against P 1Co.7.14. 18 Then they that feared the LORD tbe wife of his youth.

Ps.95.9. spaker often one to another; and the LORD 16 For : the Lord, the God of Israel,saith or, un. hearkened, and heard it : and a book t of that he hateth 5 putting away: for one co-faithfully. remembrance was written before him for vereth violence with his garment, saith Ep.5.19. them that feared the LORD, and that the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to De.24.1. thought upon his name. your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. t Re.20.12. 17 And they shall be mine, u saith the * 17 Ye have wearied v the LORD with or if he hate LORD of hosis, in that day when I make your words : yet ye say, Wherein have her, put up my jewels ;w & I will sparethem,as: we wearied him. When ye say, Every her away, manspareth his own son that serveth him. one that doeth evil is good in the sight of Mat. 19.8. 18 Thep shall yo return, and a discern the Lord, and he delighteth in them; or, 5 to put between the righteous and the wicked : Where is the God of judgment ?

between him that servcth God, and him CHAP. III.

lu Tit.2.14.

that serveth him not. DEHOLD, 1 y will send my messenger, 1Pe.2.9.

CHAP. IV. & the LORD,wcom ye seek.shall suddenly Am.2.13.

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burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, come a to his temple, even the messenger 6 or, special and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: of the covenant, whom ye delight in: be- treasure. and the day that cometh shall burn b them bold, he shall come,saith the LORDof hosts. w Is.62.3. up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall 2 But who may abide the day of his Ps.58.11. leave them neither root nor branch. coming ? and who c shall stand when he y Lu.1.76. 2 But unto you d that fear my name appeareth? for he is like a refiner's e fire, 7.27.

shall the Sun f of righteousness arise' with and like fullers' soap.

z 2Pe.3.10. healing in his wings; and ye shall go 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and puri- a Lu.2.27. forth and grow up as calves of the stail, fier of silver ; and he shall purify the

sons 6 Mat.3.12. 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; of Levi, and purge them as gold and sil. c Mat.25.10. Ifor they shall be ashes under

the soles of ver, that they may offer h unto the LORD Re.6.17. your feet in the day that I shall do this, an offering in righteousness.

d c.3.16. saith the LORD of hosts. 4 Then shall the offerings of Judah and e 1C0.3.13-15.4 Remember ye the law of Moses my Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, ass Lu.1.78. servant, wbich I commanded unto him in the days of old, and as in "former years. S Hos.14.5-7. in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes

5 And I will come near to you to judg. h 1 Pe.2.5. and judgments. ment; and I will be a swift witness 7 or, ancient. 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah i the against the sorcerers, and against the i Mat.11.14. prophet before the coming of the great adulterers, k and against false swear- 17.10-13. Jand dreadful day of the LORD : ers, and aga.nst those that 8 oppress the k He.13.4. 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fa. bireling I in his wages, the widow, and 8 or, de- thers to the children, and the heart of the the fatherless, and that turn aside the fraud, children to their fathers, lest I come and trager from his right, and fear not me, ll Ja.5.4. smite the earth with a curse. END OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

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