Malachi 3:2

“But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But who may abide the day of his comming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiners fire, and like fullers sope.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But who can abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fuller's soap:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But by whom may the day of his coming be faced? and who may keep his place when he is seen? for he is like the metal-tester's fire and the cleaner's soap.
- Basic English Bible

But who shall endure the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? For he will be like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' lye.
- Darby Bible

But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fuller's soap.
- Webster's Bible

But who can endure the day of his coming? And who will stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like launderer's soap;
- World English Bible

And who is bearing the day of his coming? And who is standing in his appearing? For he [is] as fire of a refiner, And as soap of a fuller.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But who may abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appeareth? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 3:2


3:2 Abide - Who shall be able to stand under the weight of those crosses which in that day, will fall on all sorts of men? The day - This day was from his preaching, 'till the utter destruction of Jerusalem, about seventy years after the birth of Christ. A refiner's fire - Some are like metals, which nothing but a fierce fire can purge, such fire shall the troubles of these days be. Fuller's soap - As boiling waters, into which, spotted cloaths are thrown, and as the rubbing of them with soap; so that day will prove to all, a day of great trial, to purge and refine.


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