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Malachi 1:1

    Malachi 1:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The burden of the word of Jehovah to Israel by Malachi.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi.

    Webster's Revision

    The burden of the word of Jehovah to Israel by Malachi.

    World English Bible

    An oracle: the word of Yahweh to Israel by Malachi.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.

    Clarke's Commentary on Malachi 1:1

    The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi - This prophet is undoubtedly the last of the Jewish prophets. He lived after Zechariah and Haggai; for we find that the temple, which was begun in their time, was standing complete in his. See Malachi 3:10. Some have thought that he was contemporary with Nehemiah; indeed, several have supposed that Malachi, is no other than Ezra under the feigned name of angel of the Lord, or my angel. John the Baptist was the link that connected Malachi with Christ. According to Abp. Usher he flourished b.c. 416, but the authorized version, which we have followed in the margin, states this event to have happened nineteen years later. Both the Hebrew language and poetry had declined in his days.

    Israel - Here means the Jewish people in general.

    Barnes' Notes on Malachi 1:1

    The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel - o "The word of the Lord is heavy, because it is called a burden, yet it hath something of consolation, because it is not 'against,' but to Israel. For it is one thing when we write to this or that person; another, when we write 'against' this or that person; the one being the part of friendship, the other, the open admission of enmity."

    "By the hand of Malachi;" through him, as the instrument of God, deposited with him; as Paul speaks of 1 Corinthians 9:17; Titus 1:3, "the dispensation of the Gospel 2 Corinthians 5:19, the Lord of reconciliation; Galatians 2:7, the Gospel of the uncircumcision, being committed to him."