Malachi 3:14

“Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye haue said, It is vaine to serue God: and what profit is it, that we haue kept his ordinance, and that wee haue walked mournfully before the Lord of hosts?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You have said, 'It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the LORD of hosts?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye have said, It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept his charge, and that we have walked mournfully before Jehovah of hosts?
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have said, It is no use worshipping God: what profit have we had from keeping his orders, and going in clothing of sorrow before the Lord of armies?
- Basic English Bible

Ye say, It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we keep his charge, and that we walk mournfully before Jehovah of hosts?
- Darby Bible

Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
- Webster's Bible

You have said, 'It is vain to serve God;' and 'What profit is it that we have followed his instructions, and that we have walked mournfully before Yahweh of Armies?
- World English Bible

Ye have said, `A vain thing to serve God! And what gain when we kept His charge? And when we have gone in black, Because of Jehovah of Hosts?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Ye have said: 'It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked mournfully because of the LORD of hosts?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Malachi 3:14

  • The Lord keeps laying this particular scripture on my heart and I can't quite understand why...it is certainly not how "I" feel, I mean I know and understand the importance of serving God,I know that it is NOT vain, I understand that serving Him profits us much, Serving Him allows us peace here on earth that surp***es all understanding and eternal life in the future! Any mourning we do now will turn into tears of joy in the end! So again I'm not sure why this is the scripture that keeps coming to mind during my daily bible study...Lord p,ease reveal.to me what I need to do or to get out of this verse so that I can move on...in Jesus name I pray...Amen.

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