Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

“A son honors his father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is your fear of Me? says Yahweh of Hosts to you priests, who despise My name.”Yet you ask: “How have we despised Your name?”

New American Standard Bible

" 'A son honors his father, and a servant his master Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?' says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, 'How have we despised Your name?'

King James Version

A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

International Standard Version

"A son honors his father and a servant his master. So if I'm a father, where is my honor? And if I'm a master, where is my respect?" says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies to you priests who are despising my name. "But you ask, "How have we despised your name?'

A Conservative Version

A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? and if I am a master, where is my fear? says LORD of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. And ye say, How have we despised thy na

American Standard Version

A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master: if then I am a father, where is mine honor? and if I am a master, where is my fear? saith Jehovah of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

Amplified

A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a Father, where is My honor? And if I am a Master, where is the [reverent] fear due Me? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise My name. You say, How and in what way have we despised Your name?

Bible in Basic English

A son gives honour to his father, and a servant has fear of his master: if then I am a father, where is my honour? and if I am a master, where is the fear of me? says the Lord of armies to you, O priests, who give no value to my name. And you say, How have we not given value to your name?

Darby Translation

A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith Jehovah of hosts unto you, priests, that despise my name. But ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The son honours his father and the slave his master; if then I am a father, where is my honour? and if I am a master, where is my fear? said the LORD of the hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, In what have we despised thy name?

Julia Smith Translation

A son will honor the father, and the servant his lord; and if I a father, where mine honor? and if I their lord, where my fear? said Jehovah of armies to you, O priests despising my name. And ye said, In what did we despise thy name?

King James 2000

A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And you say, How have we despised your name?

Lexham Expanded Bible

"A son honors [his] father, and a slave his master; but if I [am] a father, where [is] my honor, and if I [am] a master, where [is] my reverence?" says Yahweh of hosts to you, O priests, {who despise} my name. "But you say, 'How have we despised your name?'

Modern King James verseion

A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My fear? says Jehovah of Hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. And you say, In what way have we despised Your name?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Should not a son honour his father, and a servant his master? If I be now a father, where is mine honour? If I be the LORD, where am I feared? sayeth the LORD of Hosts, now, to you priests that despise my name. And if ye say, 'Wherein have we despised thy name?'

NET Bible

"A son naturally honors his father and a slave respects his master. If I am your father, where is my honor? If I am your master, where is my respect? The Lord who rules over all asks you this, you priests who make light of my name! But you reply, 'How have we made light of your name?'

New Heart English Bible

"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, then where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is the respect due me? Says the LORD of hosts to you, priests, who despise my name. You say, 'How have we despised your name?'

The Emphasized Bible

A son, will honour a father, and, a servant, his lord, - If then, a father, I am, where is mine honour? And, if, a lord, I am, where is my reverence? saith Yahweh of hosts - to you, ye priests, who despise my Name, and yet say, Wherein have we despised thy Name?

Webster

A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master: if then I am a father, where is my honor? and if I am a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, In what have we despised thy name?

World English Bible

"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, then where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is the respect due me? Says Yahweh of Armies to you, priests, who despise my name. You say, 'How have we despised your name?'

Youngs Literal Translation

A son honoureth a father, and a servant his master. And if I am a father, where is Mine honour? And if I am a master, where is My fear? Said Jehovah of Hosts to you, O priests, despising My name! And ye have said: 'In what have we despised Thy name?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּבד כּבד 
Kabad 
Usage: 114

and a servant
עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

אדן אדון 
'adown 
Usage: 335

if then I be a father
H1
אב 
'ab 
Usage: 1214

כּבד כּבוד 
Kabowd 
Usage: 200

and if I be a master
אדן אדון 
'adown 
Usage: 335

where is my fear
מורה מרא מורא 
Mowra' 
Usage: 12

the Lord

Usage: 0

of hosts
צבאה צבא 
Tsaba' 
Usage: 483

כּהן 
Kohen 
Usage: 750

my name
שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

And ye say

Usage: 0

Prayers for Malachi 1:6

Context Readings

An Oracle Against The Temple Priesthood

5 Your own eyes will see this, and you yourselves will say, ‘The Lord is great, even beyond the borders of Israel.’ 6 “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is your fear of Me? says Yahweh of Hosts to you priests, who despise My name.”Yet you ask: “How have we despised Your name?” 7 “By presenting defiled food on My altar.”You ask: “How have we defiled You?” When you say: “The Lord’s table is contemptible.”


Cross References

Luke 6:46

“Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do the things I say?

Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Isaiah 1:2

Listen, heavens, and pay attention, earth,
for the Lord has spoken:
“I have raised children and brought them up,
but they have rebelled against Me.

Proverbs 30:11

There is a generation that curses its father
and does not bless its mother.

Proverbs 30:17

As for the eye that ridicules a father
and despises obedience to a mother,
may ravens of the valley pluck it out
and young vultures eat it.

Malachi 2:8

“You, on the other hand, have turned from the way. You have caused many to stumble by your instruction. You have violated the covenant of Levi,” says the Lord of Hosts.

Exodus 4:22-23

Then you will say to Pharaoh: This is what Yahweh says: Israel is My firstborn son.

Leviticus 19:3

“Each of you is to respect his mother and father. You are to keep My Sabbaths; I am Yahweh your God.

Deuteronomy 5:16

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and so that you may prosper in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

1 Samuel 2:28-30

Out of all the tribes of Israel, I selected your house to be priests, to offer sacrifices on My altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod in My presence. I also gave your house all the Israelite fire offerings.

Isaiah 64:8

Yet Lord, You are our Father;
we are the clay, and You are our potter;
we all are the work of Your hands.

Jeremiah 2:21-22

I planted you, a choice vine
from the very best seed.
How then could you turn into
a degenerate, foreign vine?

Jeremiah 5:30-31

A horrible, terrible thing
has taken place in the land.

Jeremiah 23:11

because both prophet and priest are ungodly,
even in My house I have found their evil.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Jeremiah 31:9

They will come weeping,
but I will bring them back with consolation.
I will lead them to wadis filled with water
by a smooth way where they will not stumble,
for I am Israel’s Father,
and Ephraim is My firstborn.

Ezekiel 22:26

Her priests do violence to My instruction and profane My holy things. They make no distinction between the holy and the common, and they do not explain the difference between the clean and the unclean. They disregard My Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I will reject you from serving as My priest.
Since you have forgotten the law of your God,
I will also forget your sons.

Hosea 5:1

Hear this, priests!
Pay attention, house of Israel!
Listen, royal house!
For the judgment applies to you
because you have been a snare at Mizpah
and a net spread out on Tabor.

Hosea 12:8

But Ephraim says:
“How rich I have become;
I made it all myself.
In all my earnings,
no one can find any crime in me
that I can be punished for!”

Malachi 2:14-17

Yet you ask, “For what reason?” Because the Lord has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have acted treacherously against her, though she was your marriage partner and your wife by covenant.

Malachi 3:7-8

“Since the days of your fathers, you have turned from My statutes; you have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Hosts.But you ask: “How can we return?”

Malachi 3:13-14

“Your words against Me are harsh,” says the Lord.Yet you ask: “What have we spoken against You?”

Matthew 6:9

“Therefore, you should pray like this:Our Father in heaven,
Your name be honored as holy.

Matthew 6:14-15

“For if you forgive people their wrongdoing, your heavenly Father will forgive you as well.

Matthew 7:21

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of My Father in heaven.

Matthew 15:4

For God said:Honor your father and your mother;and,
The one who speaks evil of father or mother
must be put to death.

Matthew 15:6

he does not have to honor his father.’ In this way, you have revoked God’s word because of your tradition.

Matthew 19:19

honor your father and your mother;
and love your neighbor as yourself.

Mark 7:10

For Moses said:Honor your father and your mother;and
Whoever speaks evil of father or mother
must be put to death.

Mark 10:19

You know the commandments:Do not murder;
do not commit adultery;
do not steal;
do not bear false witness;
do not defraud;
honoryour father and mother.

Luke 6:36

Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

Luke 10:29

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

Luke 18:20

You know the commandments:Do not commit adultery;
do not murder;
do not steal;
do not bear false witness;
honor your father and mother.

John 13:13-17

You call Me Teacher and Lord. This is well said, for I am.

Ephesians 6:2

Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise,

1 Timothy 6:1-2

All who are under the yoke as slaves must regard their own masters to be worthy of all respect, so that God’s name and His teaching will not be blasphemed.

Titus 2:9-10

Slaves are to be submissive to their masters in everything, and to be well-pleasing, not talking back

1 Peter 1:17

And if you address as Father the One who judges impartially based on each one’s work, you are to conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your temporary residence.

1 Peter 2:17-19

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the Emperor.

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