Commentary on
Malachi 3:1-7

The Purifier

3:1  Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and Yehuveh, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith Yehuveh of hosts.
3:2  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:
3:3  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 Yehuveh an offering in righteousness.
3:4  Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto Yehuveh, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
3:5  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 Yehuveh of hosts.
3:6  For I am Yehuveh, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
3:7  Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith Yehuveh of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?


Commentary on 3:1
[1 January 2008]:  S


Gael Bataman
Originally Written:         1 January 2008
Latest Update:               1 January 2008


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