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Prophecies of Malachi
The contents of the book are comprised in four chapters. In the Hebrew text the third and fourth chapters (of the Authorized Version) form but one. The whole consists of three sections, preceded by an introduction (Mal. 1:1-5), in which the prophet reminds Israel of Jehovah's love to them.
The first section (1:6-2:9) contains a stern rebuke addressed to the priests who had despised the name of Jehovah, and been leaders in a departure from his worship and from the covenant, and for their partiality in administering the law.