The Purifier

1 "1Behold, I am going to send 2My messenger, and he will 3clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the 4messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming," says the LORD of hosts.

References for Malachi 3:1

    • a 3:1 - Or "angel"
    • b 3:1 - Or "prepare"
    • c 3:1 - Or "even"
    • d 3:1 - Or "angel"
      2 "But who can 5endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a 6refiner's fire and like fullers' soap.

      References for Malachi 3:2

      3 "He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will 7purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may 8present to the LORD offerings in righteousness.

      References for Malachi 3:3

        • f 3:3 - Or "grain offerings"
          4 "Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be 9pleasing to the LORD as in the 10days of old and as in former years.

          References for Malachi 3:4

            • g 3:4 - Or "grain offering"