"See, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me.a Then the Lord you seek will suddenly come to His temple, the Messenger of the covenantb you desire-see, He is coming," says the Lord of Hosts.
But who can endure the day of His coming? And who will be able to stand when He appears?c For He will be like a refiner's fired and like cleansing lye.
He will be like a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver.e Then they will present offerings to the Lord in righteousness.
And the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will please the Lord as in days of old and years gone by.
"I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny [justice to] the foreigner. They do not fear Me," says the Lord of Hosts.