Malachi 3:3

“And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Malachi 3:3

And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of siluer: and he shall purifie the sonnes of Leui, and purge them as gold & siluer, that they may offer vnto the Lord an offring in righteousnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the LORD offerings in righteousness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah offerings in righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He will take his seat, testing and cleaning the sons of Levi, burning away the evil from them as from gold and silver; so that they may make offerings to the Lord in righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

And he shall sit [as] a refiner and purifier of silver; and he will purify the children of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah an oblation in righteousness.
- Darby Bible

And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the LORD an offering in righteousness.
- Webster's Bible

and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer to Yahweh offerings in righteousness.
- World English Bible

And he hath sat, a refiner and purifier of silver, And he hath purified the sons of Levi, And hath refined them as gold and as silver, And they have been to Jehovah bringing nigh a present in righteousness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver; and there shall be they that shall offer unto the LORD offerings in righteousness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Malachi 3:3

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 3:3


3:3 He shall fit - As resolved to attend his work and finish it. He shall purify - The effect of this fiery trial, shall be the thorough cleansing of the persons that are to pass through it. Sons of Levi - Either the Jewish Levites, or all Christians, who are made priests unto God. In righteousness - That they may offer themselves, their souls and bodies to God, in righteousness and true holiness.


Discussion for Malachi 3:3

  • Redruby on Malachi 3:3
    What is the storehouse in the book of malachi the bible talks about? And how do I get out of a curse concerning having a good running vehicle??
  • Mishael - in Reply on Malachi 3:3
    All my life, I relied on taking a new car to a top notch Mechanic to check that car out. It will save you lots of money.

    Buy a car that a mechanic highly recommends.

    This is for free; even for dating: don't get wowed over appearance. Look for durable and dependable.
  • Donna Williams - in Reply on Malachi 3:3
    I would like to share that I believe that this is one of the most misused scriptures in the Bible. We as believers in Jesus Christ are under the New Covenant of Grace and not the Old Covenant according to the Law of Moses.

    Malachi was an Old Testament prophet and the Lord used him to speak to the Israelites, not to the Gentiles. The Israelites were not honoring the Covenant of God. The storehouse was the place I believe in the Temple of God, where the people were supposed to bring the tithes and offerings (their produce or food) to support the Levites, who were given the office of the Levitical Priesthood.

    I suggest that you study the book of Leviticus, where God commanded the tithe. The tithe was instituted by God to teach the children of Israel to put God first.

    It is a principle that we follow as New Testament believers to honor the Lord by our love and devotion to Him, not out of fear of being cursed. Proverbs 3:9

    The New Testament tells us that Jesus became a curse for us: "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one who hangeth on a tree." Galatians 3:13

    I encourage you to develop a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit who is our Teacher and the One who has been sent to lead us and guide us into all truth.

    Is it possible that you have purchased an unreliable automobile, and not that you are under a curse because of how your car runs? I pray that you will receive deliverance from hearing the truth. Jesus said "you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
  • Doris Early on Malachi 3:3
    The Levites were the priestly tribe. They worked in Solomons temple. This is talking about the the return of Christ the 2nd advent foretold in the old testament.


 

Do you have a Bible comment or question?


2000 characters remain...




Bible Options

Sponsored Links