Behold,H2005 I will sendH7971 my messenger,H4397 and he shall prepareH6437 the wayH1870 beforeH6440 me: and the LORD,H113 whomH834 you seek,H1245 shall suddenlyH6597 comeH935 to his temple,H1964 even the messengerH4397 of the covenant,H1285 whomH834 you delightH2655 in: behold,H2009 he shall come,H935 saidH559 the LORDH3068 of hosts.H6635
But whoH4310 may abideH3557 the dayH3117 of his coming?H935 and whoH4310 shall standH5975 when he appears?H7200 for he is like a refiner'sH6884 fire,H784 and like fullers'H3526 soap:H1287
And he shall sitH3427 as a refinerH6884 and purifierH2891 of silver:H3701 and he shall purifyH2891 the sonsH1121 of Levi,H3878 and purgeH2212 them as goldH2091 and silver,H3701 that they may offerH5066 to the LORDH3068 an offeringH4503 in righteousness.H6666
Then shall the offeringH4503 of JudahH3063 and JerusalemH3389 be pleasantH6149 to the LORD,H3068 as in the daysH3117 of old,H5769 and as in formerH6931 years.H8141
And I will comeH7126 nearH7126 to you to judgment;H4941 and I will be a swiftH4116 witnessH5707 against the sorcerers,H3784 and against the adulterers,H5003 and against falseH8267 swearers,H7650 and against those that oppressH6231 the hirelingH7916 in his wages,H7939 the widow,H490 and the fatherless,H3490 and that turnH5186 asideH5186 the strangerH1616 from his right, and fearH3372 not me, saidH559 the LORDH3068 of hosts.H6635
For I am the LORD,H3068 I changeH8138 not; therefore you sonsH1121 of JacobH3290 are not consumed.H3615
Even from the daysH3117 of your fathersH1 you are goneH5493 awayH5493 from my ordinances,H2706 and have not keptH8104 them. ReturnH7725 to me, and I will returnH7725 to you, saidH559 the LORDH3068 of hosts.H6635 But you said,H559 WhereinH4100 shall we return?H7725
Will a manH120 robH6906 God?H430 Yet you have robbedH6906 me. But you say,H559 WhereinH4100 have we robbedH6906 you? In tithesH4643 and offerings.H8641
You are cursedH779 with a curse:H3994 for you have robbedH6906 me, even this wholeH3605 nation.H1471
BringH935 you allH3605 the tithesH4643 intoH413 the storehouse,H214 that there may be meatH2964 in my house,H1004 and proveH974 me nowH4994 herewith,H2063 saidH559 the LORDH3068 of hosts,H6635 if I will not openH6605 you the windowsH699 of heaven,H8064 and pourH7324 you out a blessing,H1293 that there shall not be room enoughH1767 to receive it.
And I will rebukeH1605 the devourerH398 for your sakes, and he shall not destroyH7843 the fruitsH6529 of your ground;H127 neitherH3808 shall your vineH1612 castH7921 her fruitH7921 before the time in the field,H7704 saidH559 the LORDH3068 of hosts.H6635
And allH3605 nationsH1471 shall callH833 you blessed:H833 for you shall be a delightsomeH2656 land,H776 saidH559 the LORDH3068 of hosts.H6635
Your wordsH1697 have been stoutH2388 againstH5921 me, saidH559 the LORD.H3068 Yet you say,H559 WhatH4100 have we spokenH1696 so much againstH5921 you?
You have said,H559 It is vainH7723 to serveH5647 God:H430 and whatH4100 profitH1215 is it that we have keptH8104 his ordinance,H4931 and that we have walkedH1980 mournfullyH6941 beforeH6440 the LORDH3068 of hosts?H6635
And nowH6258 we callH833 the proudH2086 happy;H833 yes,H1571 they that workH6213 wickednessH7564 are setH1129 up; yes,H1571 they that temptH974 GodH430 are even delivered.H4422
Then they that fearedH3372 the LORDH3068 spokeH1696 often oneH376 to another:H7453 and the LORDH3068 listened,H7181 and heardH8085 it, and a bookH5612 of remembranceH2146 was writtenH3789 beforeH6440 him for them that fearedH3372 the LORD,H3068 and that thoughtH2803 on his name.H8034
And they shall be mine, saidH559 the LORDH3068 of hosts,H6635 in that dayH3117 whenH834 I makeH6213 up my jewels;H5459 and I will spareH2550 them, as a manH376 sparesH2550 his own sonH1121 that servesH5647 him.
Then shall you return,H7725 and discernH7200 betweenH996 the righteousH6662 and the wicked,H7563 betweenH996 him that servesH5647 GodH430 and him that servesH5647 him not.