Malachi 3:4

4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former[a] years.

Malachi 3:4 Meaning and Commentary

Malachi 3:4

Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant
unto the Lord
Or "sweet" F2; grateful and well pleasing to him, as all spiritual sacrifices are acceptable to God through Christ, being offered up in the faith of his atoning sacrifice and righteousness, without which it is impossible to please God: as in the days of old, and as in former years:
under the first temple, and when the tabernacle was set up by Moses, and in the times of the patriarchs; and even before the flood, and as early as Abel, who offered a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, ( Hebrews 11:4-6 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F2 (hbre) "dulcescet", Vatablus, Pagninus, Montanus, Drusius; "dulce", Piscator.

Malachi 3:4 In-Context

2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
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.
4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

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