Malachi – Malaki
To Our Forefathers Yisrael
1 The burden of The Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 to Yisrael by Malachi.
2 I have loved you, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. Yet you say, In what derech have You loved us? Was not Esav Yaakov’s brother? Says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄: yet I loved Yaakov,
3 And I hated Esav and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the jackals of the wilderness.
4 Yet Edom says, We are beaten down, but we will return and rebuild the desolate places. This says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The borders of wickedness and, The people against whom 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has indignation le-olam-va-ed.
5 And your eyes shall see and you shall say, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 will be magnified from beyond the borders of Yisrael.
6 A son honors his abba and an eved his master: if then I AM an Abba, where is My kavod? And if I AM a Master, where is reverence for Me? Says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot to you, O kohanim, that despise My Name. And you say, In what derech have we despised Your Name?
7 You offer unclean foods upon My altar; and you say, In what derech have we polluted You? By saying, The shulchan of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is despicable.
8 And if you offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? And if you offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? Offer it now to your governor; will he be pleased with you, or will he accept you favorably? Says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
9 And now, seek the face of El that He will show unmerited chen to us: this disaster has been brought on by your own doing; so I will not show you chen, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
10 Who is there among you that would guard My doors, or kindle a fire on My altar for nothing? I have no pleasure in you, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
11 For from the rising of the shemesh even to the going down of the same My Name shall be great among the goyim; and in every place incense shall be offered to My Name and a pure offering: for My Name shall be great among the goyim says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
12 But you have profaned it, in that you say, The shulchan of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is polluted; and its fruit, even its food, is despicable.
13 You said also, Behold, what a burden is it! And you have sneered at it, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot; and you brought that which was torn and the lame and the sick; this you brought as My offering: should I accept this from your hand? Says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
14 But cursed be the deceiver, who has in his flock a perfect male and vows and yet sacrifices to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 a corrupt thing: for I AM a great Melech, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot and My Name is feared among the goyim.
2 And now, O kohanim, this commandment is for you.
2 If you will not listen and if you will not take it to lev, to give tifereth to My Name, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot, I will even send a curse upon you and I will curse your brachot: yes, I have cursed them already because you do not take it to lev.
3 Behold, I will corrupt your zera and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your moadeem; and one shall take you away with it.
4 And you shall know that I have sent this commandment to you, that My brit might be with Lewi, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
5 My brit was with him for chayim and shalom; and I gave them to him for the fear by which he feared Me and was in awe of My Name.
6 The Torah of emet was in his mouth and iniquity was not found in his lips: he had his halacha with Me in shalom and equity and did turn many away from their iniquity.
7 For the kohen’s lips should keep da’at and they should seek the Torah at his mouth: for he is the messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
8 But you have departed from the derech; you have caused many to stumble at the Torah; you have corrupted the brit of Lewi, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
9 Therefore have I also made you despicable and low before all the people, according as you have not kept My halachot, but have showed partiality in applying the Torah.
10 Have we not all one Abba? Has not one El created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the brit of our ahvot?
11 Yahudah has dealt treacherously and an abomination is committed in Yisrael and in Yahrushalayim; for Yahudah has profaned the set apartness of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 which He loved and has married the daughter of a strange ahlahim.
12 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 will cut off the man that does this, also his son and his son’s son, out of the tabernacles of Yaakov, and him that offers an offering to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
13 And this have you done again, covering the altar of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 with tears, with weeping and with crying, so that He regards not the offering anymore, or receives it with tov will from your hand.
14 Yet you say, Why? Because 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has been a witness between you and the isha of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously: yet she is your companion and the isha of your brit.
15 And did not He make them echad? And the rest of the ruachim are His also. And why echad? That he might seek a zera from Ahlohim. Therefore take heed to your ruach and let none deal treacherously against the isha of his youth.
16 For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, says that He hates putting away an isha without a Sefer Keritut: like the one who covers his sin with his garment, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot: therefore guard your ruach, that you deal not treacherously with her.
17 You have wearied 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 with your words. Yet you say, In what derech have we wearied Him? When you say, Everyone that does evil is tov in the sight of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and He delights in them, or Where is the Ahlohim of mishpat?
3 Behold, I will send My messenger and he shall prepare the derech before Me: and The Master, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to His Hekal, even the Messenger of The Brit, whom you delight in: see, He shall come, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
2 But who may endure the yom of His coming? And who shall stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderers’ soap:
3 And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the children of Lewi and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 an offering in tzedakah.
4 Then shall the offering of Yahudah and Yahrushalayim be pleasant to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, as in the yamim of old and as in former years.
5 And I will come near to you for mishpat; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against false swearers and against those that oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the fatherless and that turn away the ger from his rights in Yisrael, and fear Me not, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
6 For I AM 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, I change not; therefore you sons of Yaakov are not consumed.
7 Even from the yamim of your ahvot you have gone away from My Torot and have not guarded them. Make teshuvah to Me and I will return to you, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot. But you said, In what derech shall we make teshuvah?
8 Will a man rob Ahlohim ? Yet you have robbed Me. But you say, In what derech have we robbed You? In the ma’aser and the terumah.
9 You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed Me, even this whole nation.
10 Bring all the ma’aser into the storehouse, that there may be food in My House, and prove Me now in this thing, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot, if I will not open to you the windows of the shamayim and pour you out a bracha, so that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
11 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 its time in the field, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
12 And all goyim shall call you blessed: for you shall be a land of delight, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
13 Your words have been harsh against Me, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. Yet you say, What have we spoken against You?
14 You have said, It is worthless to serve Ahlohim: and what profit is it that we have kept His Torot and that we have had our halacha in meekness before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot?
15 So now we will call the proud happy; yes, they that work wickedness are lifted up; yes, they that test Ahlohim, even they are delivered.
16 Then they that feared 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 spoke often one to another: and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 listened and heard it and a Scroll of Remembrance was written before Him for them that fear 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and that thought upon His Name.
17 And they shall be Mine, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot, in that yom when I make up My jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.
18 Then shall you make teshuvah, and discern between the tzadik and the wicked, between him that serves 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and him that serves Him not.
4 For, see, the yom comes, that shall burn as an oven;and all the proud, yes and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the yom that comes shall burn them up, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But to you that fear My Name shall the Shemesh of Tzedakah arise with healing in His four-cornered tzitzit; and you shall go forth and grow up as calves of the stall.
3 And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the yom that I shall do this, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
4 Remember the Torah of Moshe My eved, which I commanded to him in Horev for kol Yisrael, with the chukim and mishpatim.
5 Behold, I will send you Eliyahu the Tishbite-ha navi before the coming of the great and dreadful Yom 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄:
6 And he shall restore the lev of The Father to The Son, and the lev of a man to his neighbor lest I come and smite the earth with a curse through utter destruction. Ahmein.