Malachi 3:6

“For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I am the Lord, I change not: therefore ye sonnes of Iacob are not consumed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I, Jehovah, change not; therefore ye, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I am the Lord, I am unchanged; and so you, O sons of Jacob, have not been cut off.
- Basic English Bible

For I Jehovah change not, and ye, sons of Jacob, are not consumed.
- Darby Bible

For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
- Webster's Bible

For I, Yahweh, don't change; therefore you, sons of Jacob, are not consumed.
- World English Bible

For I [am] Jehovah, I have not changed, And ye, the sons of Jacob, Ye have not been consumed.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For I the LORD change not; and ye, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 3:6

3:6 I change not - I have an unchangeable hatred to sin: and my long suffering also changeth not, therefore you are not consumed in your sins. Not consumed - God is the same in his wisdom to order the rewards of good and bad in the fittest season, therefore neither the one nor the other are consumed, but preserved to the season appointed of God.

Discussion for Malachi 3

  • Bro. Bob
    Unfortunately, many of the brethren today misunderstand his rebuke. To help you understand, Malachi was not addressing the Christians of today. He was rebuking the House of Israel in his generation for not honoring God's Law. The law of tithing in Malachi's day was sacrificing 10% of their increase,(animals, money, herds and flocks) to be given in support of the families of Aaron and Levi.
  • Lane
    Hello Saints,

    I know church folks, who never pay tithes. I wonder what happens to people who go on home to heaven, who never paid tithes? Do you think their may be some laundry to do in heaven?
  • Irene123
    V.3, " ... the sons of Levi" refers to the pastors of HIS churches. V.5 , " ... to turn away the stranger from his right ... " refers to false teachers teaching lies about God's word and turning these to false beliefs. A 'stranger' is also a gentile, as opposed to a Christian. God has ALWAYS loved strangers, gentiles; He leads us to His truth - to accept or reject.
  • Irene123
    Philip. 3:5 - " ... God will reveal even that unto you." God is a revealer of men's secrets that NEED to be revealed. If a pastor or the treasurer or the Elders that collect the tithe is skimming them - the church needs to pray for enlightenment from the Lord Jesus, unless it is known who it is. Prayer - WORKS.
  • Irene123
    V. 16 - " ... and that th'ot upon His name." To 'think' upon His name is to DO everything in His name. Whenever we converse with others by letter, phone, our work, etc. to ask God in Jesus name to bless it. Even some sinners know this as is shown in Acts 19:13. And, of course, baptizing in water is 'doing' something, Acts 2:38.
  • Irene123
    V. 18 - refers to our (saints) judicial capacity in Revelations when we come back with Him for the millennial reign.

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