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

  • A disciple
    Hi Ann; You have sure got that right! But you know? Birds of a feather flock together! How is it that some of us can feel it immediately and are totally convicted to Run for our lives whenever we get around those kinds? while others don't seem to care a thing for ANYTHING that you're talking about! God separates His own from those who are NOT! The times are made by the kind of people of that time.
  • Ann
    Not all who are teaching or preaching and not all who prophecy, are called to do so by God.
    I do believe whomever God calls to do his work, He will be provided for.
    A lot of these pastors are taxing their congregation to meet personal needs and the needs of the church building. They are not helping the orphan, the captive, the widow, the fatherless, etc.
    for some self ordained church=quick money
  • A disciple
    Linus; This is one of the most misused Scriptures in the church world today: "Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a man's life consists not in the abundance of things he possesses." It would be better to take the position Paul took, and rather work for one's living! 1 Cor. 9:12 "..Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ."
  • Linus udo
    Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

    11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither
  • 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?

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