Malachi 3:3
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New International Version
He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,

New Living Translation
He will sit like a refiner of silver, burning away the dross. He will purify the Levites, refining them like gold and silver, so that they may once again offer acceptable sacrifices to the LORD.

English Standard Version
He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the LORD.

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

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will be like a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will present offerings to the LORD in righteousness.

International Standard Version
he will sit refining and purifying silver, purifying the descendants of Levi, refining them like gold and silver. Then they'll bring a righteous offering to the LORD.

NET Bible
He will act like a refiner and purifier of silver and will cleanse the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will offer the LORD a proper offering.

New Heart English Bible
and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer to the LORD offerings in righteousness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will act like a refiner and a purifier of silver. He will purify Levi's sons and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will bring acceptable offerings to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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; And there shall be they that shall offer unto the LORD Offerings in righteousness.

New American Standard 1977
“And He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the LORD offerings in righteousness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he shall sit to refine and to purify the silver: for 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.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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 to the LORD an offering in righteousness.

American Standard Version
and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah offerings in righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he shall sit refining and cleansing the silver, and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and shall refine them as gold, and as silver, and they shall offer sacrifices to the Lord in justice.

Darby Bible Translation
And he shall sit [as] a refiner and purifier of silver; and he will purify the children of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah an oblation in righteousness.

English Revised Version
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; and they shall offer unto the LORD offerings in righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
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 to the LORD an offering in righteousness.

World English Bible
and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer to Yahweh offerings in righteousness.

Young's Literal Translation
And he hath sat, a refiner and purifier of silver, And he hath purified the sons of Levi, And hath refined them as gold and as silver, And they have been to Jehovah bringing nigh a present in righteousness.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-6 The first words of this chapter seem an answer to the scoffers of those days. Here is a prophecy of the appearing of John the Baptist. He is Christ's harbinger. He shall prepare the way before him, by calling men to repentance. The Messiah had been long called, He that should come, and now shortly he will come. He is the Messenger of the covenant. Those who seek Jesus, shall find pleasure in him, often when not looked for. The Lord Jesus, prepares the sinner's heart to be his temple, by the ministry of his word and the convictions of his Spirit, and he enters it as the Messenger of peace and consolation. No hypocrite or formalist can endure his doctrine, or stand before his tribunal. Christ came to distinguish men, to separate between the precious and the vile. He shall sit as a Refiner. Christ, by his gospel, shall purify and reform his church, and by his Spirit working with it, shall regenerate and cleanse souls. He will take away the dross found in them. He will separate their corruptions, which render their faculties worthless and useless. The believer needs not fear the fiery trial of afflictions and temptations, by which the Saviour refines his gold. He will take care it is not more intense or longer than is needful for his good; and this trial will end far otherwise than that of the wicked. Christ will, by interceding for them, make them accepted. Where no fear of God is, no good is to be expected. Evil pursues sinners. God is unchangeable. And though the sentence against evil works be not executed speedily, yet it will be executed; the Lord is as much an enemy to sin as ever. We may all apply this to ourselves. Because we have to do with a God that changes not, therefore it is that we are not consumed; because his compassions fail not.
Study Bible
The Coming Day of Judgment
2"But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap. 3"He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the LORD offerings in righteousness. 4"Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years.…
Cross References
Psalm 4:5
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the LORD.

Psalm 51:19
Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices, In burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.

Psalm 66:10
For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined.

Proverbs 17:3
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests hearts.

Proverbs 25:4
Take away the dross from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith;

Isaiah 1:25
"I will also turn My hand against you, And will smelt away your dross as with lye And will remove all your alloy.

Jeremiah 9:7
Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, "Behold, I will refine them and assay them; For what else can I do, because of the daughter of My people?

Ezekiel 20:38
and I will purge from you the rebels and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the land where they sojourn, but they will not enter the land of Israel. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.

Daniel 11:35
"Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time.

Daniel 12:10
"Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.
Treasury of Scripture

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 to the LORD an offering in righteousness.

sit.

Psalm 66:10 For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried.

Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD …

Proverbs 25:4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a …

Isaiah 1:25 And I will turn my hand on you, and purely purge away your dross, …

Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have chosen you …

Jeremiah 6:28-30 They are all grievous rebels, walking with slanders: they are brass …

Ezekiel 22:18-22 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are …

Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked …

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine …

Luke 3:16 John answered, saying to them all, I indeed baptize you with water; …

Ephesians 5:26,27 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word…

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

Hebrews 12:10 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; …

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold …

1 Peter 4:12,13 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is …

Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be …

the sons.

Malachi 1:6-10 A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a …

Malachi 2:1-8 And now, O you priests, this commandment is for you…

Isaiah 61:6 But you shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you …

Isaiah 66:19-21 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape …

Jeremiah 33:18-22 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer …

Ezekiel 44:15,16 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge …

Revelation 1:6 And has made us kings and priests to God and his Father; to him be …

Revelation 5:10 And have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

an.

Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same …

Psalm 4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

Psalm 50:14,23 Offer to God thanksgiving; and pay your vows to the most High…

Psalm 69:30,31 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with …

Psalm 107:21,22 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful …

Psalm 116:17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call …

Psalm 141:1,2 Lord, I cry to you: make haste to me; give ear to my voice, when I cry to you…

Hosea 14:2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say to him, Take away …

John 4:23,24 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship …

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you …

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering …

Philippians 2:17 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, …

Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus …

2 Timothy 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

Hebrews 13:15,16 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, …

1 Peter 2:5,9 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy …

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