These are all of the chapters of the book of malachi. Verses 1417 describe a disregard for the importance and sanctity of marriage. Geneva study bible commentary on malachi chapter 2. Behold, i will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me. Malachi 2 is the second chapter of the book of malachi in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible. Joel chapter 3 will elaborate upon gods method and basis for judging those nations and again the detail is very specific and bodes a warning for all who would seek to. Israel doubts gods love god starts out by saying that he loves the children of israel, but realizes that they doubt his love for them. Even when they had an outward show of repentance, it was false and hypocritical 2. Malachi, chapter 2 united states conference of catholic bishops. So god pointed the finger back at them, and through malachi, god told the people where they had fallen short of their covenant with him.
The book is also alluded to a number of times in the new. Malachi chapter 2 sermon by eric hanson, malachi 2. The whole consists of three sections, preceded by an introduction malachi 1. Malachi 2 niv bible and now, you priests, this warning. He chose the prophet malachi to deliver it to them. The priests reproved for their unfaithfulness in their office, for which they are threatened to be deprived of their share of the sacrifice, the shoulder, and rewarded only with ignominy and ordure. During the time of the minor prophets, the nation of israel had divided into two separate countries, each with its own government.
It is a postexilic book, meaning it was written after the return from captivity in babylon. Verse 17, is the introduction to the rest of the book. Malachi is also unique among old testament prophets for taking the form of a dialogue, where god accuses israel of specific sins, and israel responds with doubt. Malachi 4, new living translation nlt the bible app. Verse 3 part of this curse involved rebuking the priests offspring heb. Chapter 2 through verse 9 completes the first of malachis three messages, which is directed at the priests. Malachi chapter 2 king james version of the holy bible. The inner spiritual life of the people which should have been nurtured and encouraged by the priesthood is, in this chapter, further hindered and destroyed by an unbelieving, reprobate priesthood malachi 2.
Malachi 2 kjv and now, o ye priests, this commandment bible. The people focused on their unfortunate circumstances and refused to account for their own sinful deeds. This is a summary of the second chapter of malachi, the most important verse, and what i think god is wanting us to do in response to it. Before you attempt to answer the questions below you should read these chapters in the bible and answer the questions at the end of each chapter found at the website answer the questions below and then click ok to send your answers. God exposes and condemns the unfaithful priesthood of israel. The blowing of the trumpet was very common in israels history. God announced even the annulment of the levitical covenant malachi 2. The apostasy of israel so apparent in the last chapter has in this one continued unabated. Malachi is the last of the hebrew prophets until the time when yahweh is going to judge the world, and hes not particularly happy about it.
The rest of the chapter reproves the people for marrying strange and idolatrous women. Taking into view the whole of the intelligent creation, and the extent of the duration to which it is destined, the curse of god on these who wantonly brave his love and benevolence, will be seen to be a necessary result of his goodness, as well as a declaration of the righteousness of his. I will spread dung on your faces, dung from your feasts, and will carry. What is here said of the covenant of priesthood, is true of the covenant of grace made with all believers, as spiritual priests. The tithe that should go to the levites was kept from them nehemiah.
Unfaithfulness leads to treachery and unstable families, which, in turn, leads. Commentaries for malachi chapter 2 the priests reproved for neglecting their covenant. Malachi, chapter 2 king james version christian answers. Chapter 2 and now, priests, this commandment is for you. If you do not listen, and if you do not take to heart giving honor to my name, says the lord of hosts, i will send a curse upon you and your blessing i will curse. Complete text, index, search, bible verse, bible story, scripture, book, prophesy, christian. Whereas the emphasis in malachis argument shifts at this point somewhat from the sins of the priests cf. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture. Malachi 2, new international version niv the bible app. Malachi chapter 1 focuses on a prophecy of the lord that was meant for the people of israel. When the right question is asked, everyone in the conversation is given an open door to say what they are thinkingand to learn in the process. And now, o ye priests, this commandment is for you.
A chapterbychapter bible study of the book of malachi 3 introduction to malachi questions are a great way to start a conversation. The purpose of this book is that malachi wrote to ensure that the. Malachi 2 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. The book of hosea consists of fourteen chapters, which was the record for a minor prophet until zechariah tied it a couple centuries later. If you do not listen, 2 a and if you do not take to heart. The old testament prophet, malachi, knew the art of conversation. Malachi 2 niv additional warning to the priests bible gateway. Israel, the northern country consisting of ten tribes, and judah, the remaining two tribes in the south. In fact, i have already cursed it, because you do not take it to heart. If you will not hear, and if you will not take it to heart, to give glory to my name, says the lord of hosts.
They have been offering diseased, flawed, or unclean. They have been offering diseased, flawed, or unclean animals as. The book of malachi is quoted four times in the new testament. Before we jump into this chapter and all that it has to say to the priests of that day, we would do well to remember that under the new covenant, all true believers in jesus christ are also priests of god. Chapter 2 through verse 9 completes the first of malachi s three messages, which is directed at the priests. Malachi came along at a time when the people were struggling to believe that god loved them malachi 1. The priests reproved for neglecting their covenant. If you do not listen, and if you do not resolve to honor my name, says the lord almighty, i will send a curse on you, and i will curse your blessings. True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips. Malachi is the last book of the old testament and is a book of prophetic oracle.
Malachi 1 the oracle of the word of the lord to israel. Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter of malachi in the bible king james version. In the hebrew text the third and fourth chapters of the a. When we come to the lord in faith, we enter a covenant, a contract with him. Malachi 2 nabre chapter 2 and now, priests, this bible. Pastor paul leboutillier of calvary chapel ontario oregon teaches through the bible from the hebrew old testament book of malachi. Book of joel bible study chapter 2 the day of the lord. Malachi bible book with full chapters king james version. Malachi these are all of the chapters of the book of malachi.
But what amazing insight into all of this the book of joel gives us. We know this because the sins that malachi rebuked were the same sins nehemiah rebuked. I will smear on your faces the dung from your festival sacrifices, and you will be carried off with it. The contents of the book of malachi are comprised in four chapters. By now, the temple was rebuilt, sacrifice and feasts had resumed but the dramatic promises of the prophets. Book of malachi overview insight for living ministries. There were three main times when a trumpet was blown. Now viewing scripture range from the book of malachi chapter 2. Sure, the temples back in operation, but gods people are back to their old tricks of mucking up the sacrifices and generally acting like jerks. An argument about people who do not do what they promise, especially in marriage. We have seen a general description of the coming great army against israel in the last days in chapter 2.
Malachi 2 unfaithful priests and broken marriages a. The priests reproved for profaning the holy things of god, ver. The burden of the word of the lord to israel by malachi. Malachi 4 is the fourth chapter of the book of malachi in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible. You weep and wail because he no longer looks with favor on your offerings or accepts them with. Malachi chapter 2 summary and what god wants from us youtube. The degeneracy of the order is then complained of, and they are again threatened, 49.961 1419 1316 595 184 1161 76 1177 880 525 1215 473 400 626 1643 1327 1015 949 1556 301 824 1081 581 135 1109 218 1381 912 1468 329 1283 1359 455 564 1495 806 827 1419