Malachi 3:12
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New International Version
"Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land," says the LORD Almighty.

New Living Translation
"Then all nations will call you blessed, for your land will be such a delight," says the LORD of Heaven's Armies.

English Standard Version
Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the LORD of hosts.

New American Standard Bible
"All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land," says the LORD of hosts.

King James Bible
And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then all the nations will consider you fortunate, for you will be a delightful land," says the LORD of Hosts."

International Standard Version
"Then all the nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

NET Bible
"All nations will call you happy, for you indeed will live in a delightful land," says the LORD who rules over all.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"All nations will call you blessed because you will be a delightful land," says the LORD of Armies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And all the Gentiles shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, said the LORD of the hosts.

King James 2000 Bible
And all nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a delightful land, says the LORD of hosts.

American King James Version
And all nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a delightsome land, said the LORD of hosts.

American Standard Version
And all nations shall call you happy; for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a delightful land, saith the Lord of hosts.

Darby Bible Translation
And all nations shall call you blessed; for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith Jehovah of hosts.

English Revised Version
And all nations shall call you happy: for ye shall he a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.

World English Bible
"All nations shall call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land," says Yahweh of Armies.

Young's Literal Translation
And declared you happy have all the nations, For ye are a delightful land, said Jehovah of Hosts.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:7-12 The men of that generation turned away from God, they had not kept his ordinances. God gives them a gracious call. But they said, Wherein shall we return? God notices what returns our hearts make to the calls of his word. It shows great perverseness in sin, when men make afflictions excuses for sin, which are sent to part between them and their sins. Here is an earnest exhortation to reform. God must be served in the first place; and the interest of our souls ought to be preferred before that of our bodies. Let them trust God to provide for their comfort. God has blessings ready for us, but through the weakness of our faith and the narrowness of our desires, we have not room to receive them. He who makes trial will find nothing is lost by honouring the Lord with his substance.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - Shall call you blessed; or, happy, as ver. 15 (comp. Deuteronomy 33:29; Zechariah 8:13, 23). A delightsome land; γῆ θελητή (Septuagint); literally, a land of good pleasure - a land in which God is well pleased (comp. Isaiah 62:4; Jeremiah 3:19).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And all nations shall call you blessed,.... When they shall see the land freed from the devouring locust, and other hurtful creatures; the former and the latter rains given in their season, and the earth yielding a large increase:

for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts; or a desirable (n) one; not only pleasant to themselves, being fruitful, but wished for by others, by their neighbouring nations, who, seeing their prosperity, could not but desire to dwell with them; or delightsome to the Lord of hosts: thus Jarchi interprets it, the land that I delight in; and so Aben Ezra; to which agrees the Targum,

"and all nations shall praise you, because you dwell in the land of the house of my Shechinah or majesty, and do my will in it;''

and the Syriac version renders it, "the land of my delight": see Isaiah 62:4.

(n) "terra desiderabilis", V. L. Pagninus, Drusius; "terra beneplaciti", Montanus, Vatablus, Burkius; "oblectationis", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. Fulfilling the blessing (De 33:29; Zec 8:13).

delightsome land—(Da 8:9).

Malachi 3:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Robbing God
11"Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes," says the LORD of hosts. 12"All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land," says the LORD of hosts. 13"Your words have been arrogant against Me," says the LORD. "Yet you say, 'What have we spoken against You?'…
Cross References
Isaiah 61:9
Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed."

Isaiah 62:4
No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married.

Malachi 3:13
"You have spoken arrogantly against me," says the LORD. "Yet you ask, 'What have we said against you?'
Treasury of Scripture

And all nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a delightsome land, said the LORD of hosts.

all.

Deuteronomy 4:6,7 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding …

2 Chronicles 32:23 And many brought gifts to the LORD to Jerusalem, and presents to …

Psalm 72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long …

Isaiah 61:9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring …

Jeremiah 33:9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honor before …

Zephaniah 3:19,20 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict you: and I will …

Zechariah 8:23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, …

Luke 1:48 For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, …

a delightsome.

Deuteronomy 8:7-10 For the LORD your God brings you into a good land, a land of brooks of water…

Deuteronomy 11:12 A land which the LORD your God cares for: the eyes of the LORD your …

Daniel 8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding …

Daniel 11:41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall …

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