1 The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel by the hand of his messenger. Lay [it], I pray you, to heart. 2 I have loved you, saith the Lord. And ye said, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the Lord: yet I loved Jacob, 3 and hated Esau and laid waste his borders, and made his heritage as dwellings of the wilderness? 4 Because one will say, Idumea has been overthrown, but let us return and rebuild the desolate places; thus saith the Lord Almighty, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall be called The borders of wickedness, and, The people against whom the Lord has set himself for ever. 5 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The Lord has been magnified upon the borders of Israel. 6 A son honours [his] father, and a servant his master: if then I am a father, where is mine honour? and if I am a master, where is my fear? saith the Lord Almighty. Ye the priests are they that despise my name: yet ye said, Wherein have we despised thy name? 7 In that ye bring to mine altar polluted bread; and ye said, Wherein have ye polluted it? In that ye say, The table of the Lord is polluted, and that which was set thereon ye have despised. 8 For if ye bring a blind [victim] for sacrifices, [is it] not evil? and if ye bring the lame or the sick, [is it] not evil? offer it now to thy ruler, [and see] if he will receive thee, if he will accept thy person, saith the Lord Almighty. 9 And now intreat the face of your God, and make supplication to him. These things have been done by your hands; shall I accept you? saith the Lord Almighty. 10 Because even among you the doors shall be shut, and [one] will not kindle [the fire of] mine altar for nothing, I have no pleasure in you, saith the Lord Almighty, and I will not accept a sacrifice at your hands. 11 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down [thereof] my name has been glorified among the Gentiles; and in every place incense is offered to my name, and a pure offering: for my name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord Almighty. 12 But ye profane it, in that ye say, The table of the Lord is polluted, and his meats set thereon are despised. 13 And ye said, These [services] are troublesome: therefore I have utterly rejected them with scorn, saith the Lord Almighty: and ye brought in torn victims, and lame, and sick: if then ye should bring an offering, shall I accept them at your hands? saith the Lord Almighty. 14 And cursed [is the man] who had the power, and possessed a male in his flock, and whose vow is upon him, and who sacrifices a corrupt thing to the Lord: for I am a great King, saith the Lord Almighty, and my name is glorious among the nations.
ΛΗΜΜΑ λόγου Κυρίου ἐπὶ τὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν χειρὶ ἀγγέλου αὐτοῦ· θέσθε δὴ ἐπὶ τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν.
2 ᾿Ηγάπησα ὑμᾶς, λέγει Κύριος. καὶ εἴπατε· ἐν τίνι ἠγάπησας ἡμᾶς; οὐκ ἀδελφὸς ἦν ῾Ησαῦ τοῦ ᾿Ιακώβ; λέγει Κύριος, καὶ ἠγάπησα τόν ᾿Ιακώβ, 3 τὸν δὲ ῾Ησαῦ ἐμίσησα καὶ ἔταξα τὰ ὅρια αὐτοῦ εἰς ἀφανισμὸν καὶ τὴν κληρονομίαν αὐτοῦ εἰς δώματα ἐρήμου; 4 διότι ἐρεῖ ἡ ᾿Ιδουμαία· κατέστραπται, καὶ ἐπιστρέψωμεν καὶ ἀνοικοδομήσωμεν τὰς ἐρήμους. τάδε λέγει Κύριος παντοκράτωρ· αὐτοὶ οἰκοδομήσουσι, καὶ ἐγὼ καταστρέψω· καὶ ἐπικληθήσεται αὐτοῖς ὅρια ἀνομίας καὶ λαὸς ἐφ᾿ ὃν παρατέτακται Κύριος ἕως αἰῶνος. 5 καὶ οἱ ὀφθαλμοί ὑμῶν ὄψονται, καὶ ὑμεῖς ἐρεῖτε· ἐμεγαλύνθη Κύριος ὑπεράνω τῶν ὁρίων τοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ.
6 Υἱὸς δοξάζει πατέρα καὶ δοῦλος τὸν κύριον αὐτοῦ. καὶ εἰ πατήρ εἰμι ἐγώ, ποῦ ἐστιν ἡ δόξα μου; καὶ εἰ Κύριός εἰμι ἐγώ, ποῦ ἐστιν ὁ φόβος μου; λέγει Κύριος παντοκράτωρ. ὑμεῖς οἱ ἱερεῖς οἱ φαυλίζοντες τὸ ὄνομά μου· καὶ εἴπατε· ἐν τίνι ἐφαυλίσαμεν τὸ ὄνομά σου; 7 προσάγοντες πρὸς τὸ θυσιαστήριόν μου ἄρτους ἠλισγημένους, καὶ εἴπατε· ἐν τίνι ἠλισγήσαμεν αὐτούς; ἐν τῷ λέγειν ὑμᾶς· τράπεζα Κυρίου ἠλισγημένη ἐστὶ καὶ τὰ ἐπιτιθέμενα ἐξουδενώσατε. 8 διότι ἐὰν προσαγάγητε τυφλὸν εἰς θυσίας, οὐ κακόν; καὶ ἐὰν προσαγάγητε χωλὸν ἢ ἄρρωστον, οὐ κακόν; προσάγαγε δὴ αὐτῷ τῷ ἡγουμένῳ σου, εἰ προσδέξεται αὐτό, εἰ λήψεται πρόσωπόν σου, λέγει Κύριος παντοκράτωρ. 9 καὶ νῦν ἐξιλάσκεσθε τὸ πρόσωπον τοῦ Θεοῦ ὑμῶν καὶ δεήθητε αὐτοῦ· ἐν χερσὶν ὑμῶν γέγονε ταῦτα· εἰ λήψομαι ἐξ ὑμῶν πρόσωπα ὑμῶν; λέγει Κύριος παντοκράτωρ. 10 διότι καὶ ἐν ὑμῖν συγκλεισθήσονται θύραι, καὶ οὐκ ἀνάψεται τὸ θυσιαστήριόν μου δωρεάν· οὐκ ἔστι μου θέλημα ἐν ὑμῖν, λέγει Κύριος παντοκράτωρ, καὶ θυσίαν οὐ προσδέξομαι ἐκ τῶν χειρῶν ὑμῶν. 11 διότι ἀπὸ ἀνατολῶν ἡλίου ἕως δυσμῶν τὸ ὄνομά μου δεδόξασται ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσι, καὶ ἐν παντὶ τόπῳ θυμίαμα προσάγεται τῷ ὀνόματί μου καὶ θυσία καθαρά, διότι μέγα τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσι, λέγει Κύριος παντοκράτωρ. 12 ὑμεῖς δὲ βεβηλοῦτε αὐτὸ ἐν τῷ λέγειν ὑμᾶς· τράπεζα Κυρίου ἠλισγημένη ἐστί, καὶ τὰ ἐπιτιθέμενα ἐξουδένωται βρώματα αὐτοῦ. 13 καὶ εἴπατε· ταῦτα ἐκ κακοπαθείας ἐστί, καὶ ἐξεφύσησα αὐτά, λέγει Κύριος παντοκράτωρ· καὶ εἰσεφέρετε ἁρπάγματα καὶ τὰ χωλὰ καὶ τὰ ἐνοχλούμενα· καὶ ἐὰν φέρητε τὴν θυσίαν, εἰ προσδέξομαι αὐτὰ ἐκ τῶν χειρῶν ὑμῶν; λέγει Κύριος παντοκράτωρ. 14 καὶ ἐπικατάρατος ὃς ἦν δυνατὸς καὶ ὑπῆρχεν ἐν τῷ ποιμνίῳ αὐτοῦ ἄρσεν καὶ εὐχὴ αὐτοῦ ἐπ᾿ αὐτῷ καὶ θύει διεφθαρμένον τῷ Κυρίῳ· διότι βασιλεὺς μέγας ἐγώ εἰμι, λέγει Κύριος παντοκράτωρ, καὶ τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐπιφανὲς ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσι.