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But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:14 a corrupt thing. God had given explicit instruction to sacrifice only animals that were without blemish (e.g., Leviticus 22:18-24). Yet, despite the Lord’s punishment of their fathers, as well as His blessing upon the returned exiles, they quickly went back to ignoring or breaking His commandments, this time with the motive of pure greed on the part of both priests and people.

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