KJV MAL3 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekMAL2.htm MAL4.htm
3:1 Behold, I will send [H7971] my messenger [H4397] , and he shall prepare [H6437] the way [H1870] before [H6440] me: and the Lord [H113] , whom ye seek [H1245] , shall suddenly [H6597] come [H935] to his temple [H1964] , even the messenger [H4397] of the covenant [H1285] , whom ye delight [H2655] in: behold, he shall come [H935] , saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] .
3:2 But who may abide [H3557] the day [H3117] of his coming [H935] ? and who shall stand [H5975] when he appeareth [H7200] ? for he [is] like a refiner's [H6884] fire [H784] , and like fullers' [H3526] soap [H1287] :
3:3 And he shall sit [H3427] [as] a refiner [H6884] and purifier [H2891] of silver [H3701] : and he shall purify [H2891] the sons [H1121] of Levi [H3878] , and purge [H2212] them as gold [H2091] and silver [H3701] , that they may offer [H5066] unto the LORD [H3068] an offering [H4503] in righteousness [H6666] .
3:4 Then shall the offering [H4503] of Judah [H3063] and Jerusalem [H3389] be pleasant [H6149] unto the LORD [H3068] , as in the days [H3117] of old [H5769] , and as in former [H6931] years [H8141] .(former: or, ancient)
3:5 And I will come near [H7126] to you to judgment [H4941] ; and I will be a swift [H4116] witness [H5707] against the sorcerers [H3784] , and against the adulterers [H5003] , and against false [H8267] swearers [H7650] , and against those that oppress [H6231] the hireling [H7916] in [his] wages [H7939] , the widow [H490] , and the fatherless [H3490] , and that turn aside [H5186] the stranger [H1616] [from his right], and fear [H3372] not me, saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] .(oppress: or, defraud)
3:6 For I [am] the LORD [H3068] , I change [H8138] not; therefore ye sons [H1121] of Jacob [H3290] are not consumed [H3615] .
3:7 Even from the days [H3117] of your fathers [H1] ye are gone away [H5493] from mine ordinances [H2706] , and have not kept [H8104] [them]. Return [H7725] unto me, and I will return [H7725] unto you, saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] . But ye said [H559] , Wherein shall we return [H7725] ?
3:8 Will a man [H120] rob [H6906] God [H430] ? Yet ye have robbed [H6906] me. But ye say [H559] , Wherein have we robbed [H6906] thee? In tithes [H4643] and offerings [H8641] .
3:9 Ye [are] cursed [H779] with a curse [H3994] : for ye have robbed [H6906] me, [even] this whole nation [H1471] .
3:10 Bring [H935] ye all the tithes [H4643] into the storehouse [H214] , that there may be meat [H2964] in mine house [H1004] , and prove [H974] me now herewith [H2063] , saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] , if I will not open [H6605] you the windows [H699] of heaven [H8064] , and pour you out [H7324] a blessing [H1293] , that [there shall] not [be room] enough [H1767] [to receive it].(pour: Heb. empty out)
3:11 And I will rebuke [H1605] the devourer [H398] for your sakes, and he shall not destroy [H7843] the fruits [H6529] of your ground [H127] ; neither shall your vine [H1612] cast her fruit [H7921] before the time in the field [H7704] , saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] .(destroy: Heb. corrupt)
3:12 And all nations [H1471] shall call you blessed [H833] : for ye shall be a delightsome [H2656] land [H776] , saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] .
3:13 Your words [H1697] have been stout [H2388] against me, saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] . Yet ye say [H559] , What have we spoken [H1696] [so much] against thee?
3:14 Ye have said [H559] , It [is] vain [H7723] to serve [H5647] God [H430] : and what profit [H1215] [is it] that we have kept [H8104] his ordinance [H4931] , and that we have walked [H1980] mournfully [H6941] before [H6440] the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] ?(ordinance: Heb. observation)(mournfully: Heb. in black)
3:15 And now we call [H833] the proud [H2086] happy [H833] ; yea, they that work [H6213] wickedness [H7564] are set up [H1129] ; yea, [they that] tempt [H974] God [H430] are even delivered [H4422] .(are set up: Heb. are built)
3:16 Then they that feared [H3373] the LORD [H3068] spake often [H1696] one [H376] to another [H7453] : and the LORD [H3068] hearkened [H7181] , and heard [H8085] [it], and a book [H5612] of remembrance [H2146] was written [H3789] before [H6440] him for them that feared [H3373] the LORD [H3068] , and that thought [H2803] upon his name [H8034] .
3:17 And they shall be mine, saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] , in that day [H3117] when I make up [H6213] my jewels [H5459] ; and I will spare [H2550] them, as a man [H376] spareth [H2550] his own son [H1121] that serveth [H5647] him.(jewels: or, special treasure)
3:18 Then shall ye return [H7725] , and discern [H7200] between the righteous [H6662] and the wicked [H7563] , between him that serveth [H5647] God [H430] and him that serveth [H5647] him not.