King James Version 1611 - 1769





Malachi 1: 1-14

1  The burden4853 of the word1697 of the LORD3068 to413 Israel3478 by3027 Malachi.4401

2  I have loved157 you, saith559 the LORD.3068 Yet ye say,559 Wherein4100 hast thou loved157 us? Was not3808 Esau6215 Jacob's3290 brother?251 saith5002 the LORD:3068 yet I loved157 853 Jacob,3290

3  And I hated8130 Esau,6215 and laid7760 853 his mountains2022 and his heritage5159 waste8077 for the dragons8568 of the wilderness.4057

4  Whereas3588 Edom123 saith,559 We are impoverished,7567 but we will return7725 and build1129 the desolate places;2723 thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts,6635 They1992 shall build,1129 but I589 will throw down;2040 and they shall call7121 them, The border1366 of wickedness,7564 and, The people5971 against whom834 the LORD3068 hath indignation2194 forever.5704 5769

5  And your eyes5869 shall see,7200 and ye859 shall say,559 The LORD3068 will be magnified1431 from4480 5921 the border1366 of Israel.3478

6  A son1121 honoreth3513 his father,1 and a servant5650 his master:113 if518 then I589 be a father,1 where346 is mine honor?3519 and if518 I589 be a master,113 where346 is my fear?4172 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts6635 unto you, O priests,3548 that despise959 my name.8034 And ye say,559 Wherein4100 have we despised959 853 thy name?8034

7  Ye offer5066 polluted1351 bread3899 upon5921 mine altar;4196 and ye say,559 Wherein4100 have we polluted1351 thee? In that ye say,559 The table7979 of the LORD3068 is contemptible.959

8  And if3588 ye offer5066 the blind5787 for sacrifice,2076 is it not369 evil?7451 and if3588 ye offer5066 the lame6455 and sick,2470 is it not369 evil?7451 offer7126 it now4994 unto thy governor;6346 will he be pleased7521 with thee, or176 accept5375 thy person?6440 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts.6635

9  And now,6258 I pray you,4994 beseech2470 God410 that he will be gracious2603 unto us: this2063 hath been1961 by your means:4480 3027 will he regard5375 your4480 persons?6440 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts.6635

10  Who4310 is there even1571 among you that would shut5462 the doors1817 for naught? neither3808 do ye kindle215 fire on mine altar4196 for naught.2600 I have no369 pleasure2656 in you, saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts,6635 neither3808 will I accept7521 an offering4503 at your hand.4480 3027

11  For3588 from the rising4480 4217 of the sun8121 even unto5704 the going down3996 of the same my name8034 shall be great1419 among the Gentiles;1471 and in every3605 place4725 incense6999 shall be offered5066 unto my name,8034 and a pure2889 offering:4503 for3588 my name8034 shall be great1419 among the heathen,1471 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts.6635

12  But ye859 have profaned2490 it, in that ye say,559 The table7979 of the LORD136 is polluted;1351 and the fruit5108 thereof, even his meat,400 is contemptible.959

13  Ye said559 also, Behold,2009 what a weariness4972 8513 is it! and ye have snuffed at5301 it, saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts;6635 and ye brought935 that which was torn,1497 and the lame,6455 and the sick;2470 thus ye brought935 853 an offering:4503 should I accept7521 this of your hand?4480 3027 saith559 the LORD.3068

14  But cursed779 be the deceiver,5230 which hath3426 in his flock5739 a male,2145 and voweth,5087 and sacrificeth2076 unto the Lord136 a corrupt thing:7843 for3588 I589 am a great1419 King,4428 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts,6635 and my name8034 is dreadful3372 among the heathen.1471

Malachi 2: 1-17

1  And now,6258 O ye priests,3548 this2063 commandment4687 is for413 you.

2  If518 ye will not3808 hear,8085 and if518 ye will not3808 lay7760 it to5921 heart,3820 to give5414 glory3519 unto my name,8034 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts,6635 I will even send7971 853 a curse3994 upon you, and I will curse779 853 your blessings:1293 yea,1571 I have cursed779 them already, because3588 ye do not369 lay7760 it to5921 heart.3820

3  Behold,2009 I will corrupt1605 853 your seed,2233 and spread2219 dung6569 upon5921 your faces,6440 even the dung6569 of your solemn feasts;2282 and one shall take you away5375 853 with413 it.

4  And ye shall know3045 that3588 I have sent7971 this2063 853 commandment4687 unto413 you, that my covenant1285 might be1961 with854 Levi,3878 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts.6635

5  My covenant1285 was1961 with854 him of life2416 and peace;7965 and I gave5414 them to him for the fear4172 wherewith he feared3372 me, and was afraid2865 before4480 6440 my name.8034

6  The law8451 of truth571 was1961 in his mouth,6310 and iniquity5766 was not3808 found4672 in his lips:8193 he walked1980 with854 me in peace7965 and equity,4334 and did turn many away7725 7227 from iniquity.4480 5771

7  For3588 the priest's3548 lips8193 should keep8104 knowledge,1847 and they should seek1245 the law8451 at his mouth:4480 6310 for3588 he1931 is the messenger4397 of the LORD3068 of hosts.6635

8  But ye859 are departed5493 out of4480 the way;1870 ye have caused many to stumble3782 7227 at the law;8451 ye have corrupted7843 the covenant1285 of Levi,3878 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts.6635

9  Therefore have I589 also1571 made5414 you contemptible959 and base8217 before all3605 the people,5971 according as6310 834 ye have not369 kept8104 853 my ways,1870 but have been partial5375 6440 in the law.8451

10  Have we not3808 all3605 one259 father?1 hath not3808 one259 God410 created1254 us? why4069 do we deal treacherously898 every man376 against his brother,251 by profaning2490 the covenant1285 of our fathers?1

11  Judah3063 hath dealt treacherously,898 and an abomination8441 is committed6213 in Israel3478 and in Jerusalem;3389 for3588 Judah3063 hath profaned2490 the holiness6944 of the LORD3068 which834 he loved,157 and hath married1166 the daughter1323 of a strange5236 god.410

12  The LORD3068 will cut off3772 the man376 that834 doeth6213 this, the master5782 and the scholar,6030 out of the tabernacles4480 168 of Jacob,3290 and him that offereth5066 an offering4503 unto the LORD3068 of hosts.6635

13  And this2063 have ye done6213 again,8145 covering3680 853 the altar4196 of the LORD3068 with tears,1832 with weeping,1065 and with crying out,603 insomuch that he regardeth6437 413 not4480 369 the offering4503 any more,5750 or receiveth3947 it with good will7522 at your hand.4480 3027

14  Yet ye say,559 Wherefore?5921 4100 Because5921 3588 the LORD3068 hath been witness5749 between996 thee and the wife802 of thy youth,5271 against whom834 thou859 hast dealt treacherously:898 yet is she1931 thy companion,2278 and the wife802 of thy covenant.1285

15  And did not3808 he make6213 one?259 Yet had he the residue7605 of the spirit.7307 And wherefore4100 one?259 That he might seek1245 a godly430 seed.2233 Therefore take heed8104 to your spirit,7307 and let none408 deal treacherously898 against the wife802 of his youth.5271

16  For3588 the LORD,3068 the God430 of Israel,3478 saith559 that he hateth8130 putting away:7971 for one covereth3680 violence2555 with5921 his garment,3830 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts:6635 therefore take heed8104 to your spirit,7307 that ye deal not treacherously.898 3808

17  Ye have wearied3021 the LORD3068 with your words.1697 Yet ye say,559 Wherein4100 have we wearied3021 him? When ye say,559 Every one3605 that doeth6213 evil7451 is good2896 in the sight5869 of the LORD,3068 and he1931 delighteth2654 in them; or,176 Where346 is the God430 of judgment?4941

Malachi 3: 1-18

1  Behold,2009 I will send7971 my messenger,4397 and he shall prepare6437 the way1870 before6440 me: and the Lord,113 whom834 ye859 seek,1245 shall suddenly6597 come935 to413 his temple,1964 even the messenger4397 of the covenant,1285 whom834 ye859 delight2655 in: behold,2009 he shall come,935 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts.6635

2  But who4310 may abide3557 853 the day3117 of his coming?935 and who4310 shall stand5975 when he appeareth?7200 for3588 he1931 is like a refiner's6884 fire,784 and like fullers'3526 soap:1287

3  And he shall sit3427 as a refiner6884 and purifier2891 of silver:3701 and he shall purify2891 853 the sons1121 of Levi,3878 and purge2212 them as gold2091 and silver,3701 that they may offer1961 5066 unto the LORD3068 an offering4503 in righteousness.6666

4  Then shall the offering4503 of Judah3063 and Jerusalem3389 be pleasant6149 unto the LORD,3068 as in the days3117 of old,5769 and as in former6931 years.8141

5  And I will come near7126 to413 you to judgment;4941 and I will be1961 a swift4116 witness5707 against the sorcerers,3784 and against the adulterers,5003 and against false8267 swearers,7650 and against those that oppress6231 the hireling7916 in his wages,7939 the widow,490 and the fatherless,3490 and that turn aside5186 the stranger1616 from his right, and fear3372 not3808 me, saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts.6635

6  For3588 I589 am the LORD,3068 I change8138 not;3808 therefore ye859 sons1121 of Jacob3290 are not3808 consumed.3615

7  Even from the days4480 3117 of your fathers1 ye are gone away5493 from mine ordinances,4480 2706 and have not3808 kept8104 them. Return7725 unto413 me, and I will return7725 unto413 you, saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts.6635 But ye said,559 Wherein4100 shall we return?7725

8  Will a man120 rob6906 God?430 Yet3588 ye859 have robbed6906 me. But ye say,559 Wherein4100 have we robbed6906 thee? In tithes4643 and offerings.8641

9  Ye859 are cursed779 with a curse:3994 for ye859 have robbed6906 me, even this whole3605 nation.1471

10  Bring935 ye 853 all3605 the tithes4643 into413 the storehouse,1004 214 that there may be1961 meat2964 in mine house,1004 and prove974 me now4994 herewith,2063 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts,6635 if518 I will not3808 open6605 you 853 the windows699 of heaven,8064 and pour you out7324 a blessing,1293 that5704 there shall not1097 be room enough1767 to receive it.

11  And I will rebuke1605 the devourer398 for your sakes, and he shall not3808 destroy7843 853 the fruits6529 of your ground;127 neither3808 shall your vine1612 cast her fruit before the time7921 in the field,7704 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts.6635

12  And all3605 nations1471 shall call you blessed:833 853 for3588 ye859 shall be1961 a delightful2656 land,776 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts.6635

13  Your words1697 have been stout2388 against5921 me, saith559 the LORD.3068 Yet ye say,559 What4100 have we spoken1696 so much against5921 thee?

14  Ye have said,559 It is vain7723 to serve5647 God:430 and what4100 profit1215 is it that3588 we have kept8104 his ordinance,4931 and that3588 we have walked1980 mournfully6941 before4480 6440 the LORD3068 of hosts?6635

15  And now6258 we587 call the proud happy;833 2086 yea,1571 they that work6213 wickedness7564 are set up;1129 yea,1571 they that tempt974 God430 are even delivered.4422

16  Then227 they that feared3373 the LORD3068 spoke1696 often one376 to854 another:7453 and the LORD3068 hearkened,7181 and heard8085 it, and a book5612 of remembrance2146 was written3789 before6440 him for them that feared3372 the LORD,3068 and that thought2803 upon his name.8034

17  And they shall be1961 mine, saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts,6635 in that day3117 when834 I589 make up6213 my jewels;5459 and I will spare2550 5921 them, as834 a man376 spareth2550 5921 his own son1121 that serveth5647 him.

18  Then shall ye return,7725 and discern7200 between996 the righteous6662 and the wicked,7563 between996 him that serveth5647 God430 and him834 that serveth5647 him not.3808

Malachi 4: 1-6

1  For,3588 behold,2009 the day3117 cometh,935 that shall burn1197 as an oven;8574 and all3605 the proud,2086 yea, and all3605 that do6213 wickedly,7564 shall be1961 stubble:7179 and the day3117 that cometh935 shall burn them up,3857 853 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts,6635 that834 it shall leave5800 them neither3808 root8328 nor branch.6057

2  But unto you that fear3373 my name8034 shall the Sun8121 of righteousness6666 arise2224 with healing4832 in his wings;3671 and ye shall go forth,3318 and grow up6335 as calves5695 of the stall.4770

3  And ye shall tread down6072 the wicked;7563 for3588 they shall be1961 ashes665 under8478 the soles3709 of your feet7272 in the day3117 that834 I589 shall do6213 this, saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts.6635

4  Remember2142 ye the law8451 of Moses4872 my servant,5650 which834 I commanded unto6680 him in Horeb2722 for5921 all3605 Israel,3478 with the statutes2706 and judgments.4941

5  Behold,2009 I595 will send7971 you 853 Elijah452 the prophet5030 before6440 the coming935 of the great1419 and dreadful3372 day3117 of the LORD:3068

6  And he shall turn7725 the heart3820 of the fathers1 to5921 the children,1121 and the heart3820 of the children1121 to5921 their fathers,1 lest6435 I come935 and smite5221 853 the earth776 with a curse.2764


À Christ seul soit la Gloire


Source; - jean leDuc