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As for the person who does this, Yahweh will cut off from the tents of Jacob the one who wakes and the one who answers, and the one who offers an offering to Yahweh of Armies. Bible other translations

“the one who wakes and the one who answers, and the one who offers an offering to Yahweh of Armies.” This is a difficult text, and many scholars, and the Septuagint, have offered emendations to the Hebrew text so that it makes more sense. The idea seems to be some kind of polarmerismos, where two extremes are given to represent a whole, thus “the one who wakes” and “the one who answers” becomes a figure for “everyone” (cp. CSB; ESV; NET; NIV). Also, “the one who offers an offering” must be taken in this context, that is, an ungodly offering, and that is why the person will be “cut off from the tents of Jacob.” In other words, God will cut off all those who offer at the Temple the ungodly offerings of the kind Malachi was talking about.


Commentary for: Malachi 2:12