For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore, ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. 3 “ Behold, I am sending My  messenger, and he will clear a way before Me. Here Malachi shows that the way for the Messiah must be prepared, and they aren't ready yet. I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among you of justice, for these people do not fear me,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in! CBN Bible Study. If you do,' says the LORD of Heaven's Armies, 'I will open the windows of heaven for you. M ALACHI forms the transition link between the two dispensations, the Old and the New, "the skirt and boundary of Christianity" [T ERTULLIAN], to which perhaps is due the abrupt earnestness which characterizes his prophecies.His very name is somewhat uncertain. I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Holy Bible. Malachi 3:6, NASB: "'For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed." Malachi 3:5 New International Version (NIV). You have wearied the LORD with your words. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come," says the LORD Almighty. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed." In Context Parallel Compare. I am eager to witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars. And, therefore, Malachi says, ‹I am God, and I change not,‘ ever retaining His own state of being; because what has no origin cannot be changed.” So the Psalmist says Psalm 102:27 , “As a vesture, Thou shalt change them and they shall be changed, but Thou art the Same, and Thy years shall not fail;” and Balaam, controlled by God Numbers 23:19 . I will curse even the blessings you receive. I am eager to witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars. ), probably after the walls had been rebuilt around the city, for Malachi addresses the same sins noted in Nehemiah: the divorcing of Jewish wives and marrying heathen women (compare 3:8-10 with Nehemiah 13:10-14). The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming," says the LORD of Heaven's Armies. Search 5 “So I will come to put you on trial. 9 You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating me. Try it! Psalm 96:13 Before the LORD: for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth: he …. New American Standard Bible "Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts. or during his second period as governor. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007, 2013 by Tyndale House Foundation. ii. The Divine unchangeableness. Let us consider, I. You have wearied him by saying that all who do evil are good in the Lord ’s sight, and he is pleased with them. 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. 1 "Look! Resources. Malachi 3:6, CSB: ""Because I, the LORD, have not changed, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed." God's purpose for bringing this specific prophecy through Malachi in his day was probably because Israel complained that the Messianic promises of Haggai and Zechariah were not fulfilled. Holy Bible. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. I am eager to witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars. Mal 3:5 : And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts. Behold, He is coming,” Says the Lord of hosts. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. Since the governor mentioned in 1:8 (see note there) probably was not Nehemiah, the first alternative may be more likely. The same idea is indicated in Isaiah 40:3-5. i. Malachi was most likely the … Malachi 3:6, NLT: "'I am the LORD, and I do not change. New International Version "So I will come to put you on trial. 3 “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Malachi 3:6. Malachi 3:10, NLT: "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. NLT / Malachi / Malachi 3 / ... Malachi 3:3 Malachi 3 Malachi 3:5. The Biblical Illustrator. “You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me. Malachi 3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Purifier. I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among ... Read verse in New Living Translation We have only his name, Malachi, and no account of his country or parentage. Malachi 3:5: "At that time I will put you on trial. In Context Parallel Compare. Malachi 3:1 - NLT - Look! I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty.