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Malachi 1:13

You said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and you have sneered at it, says the LORD of hosts; and you brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus you brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? says the LORD.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Behold of our labour You pretended labour and weariness, when you brought your offering; and so made it of no value, by offering it with an evil mind. Moreover, what you offered was both defective in itself, and gotten by rapine and extortion. (Challoner) These were two defects. (Worthington) Hebrew, "what fatigue, or if we change one letter, and read (Calmet) mothlae, (Haydock) it stinks, and you. "Some copies of Septuagint, Arabic, "I blew them away "with disgust. Rapine. Ecclesiasticus xxxiv. 24. Offering. Mincha, ver. 11. (Calmet) Such victims and presents as are lame or strange, are rejected. (Pliny, viii. 45.) ...

Richard Challoner

AD 1781
Behold of our labour: You pretended labour and weariness, when you brought your offering; and so made it of no value, by offering it with an evil mind. Moreover, what you offered was both defective in itself, and gotten by rapine and extortion.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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