Malachi 3:4
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New International Version
and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years.

New Living Translation
Then once more the LORD will accept the offerings brought to him by the people of Judah and Jerusalem, as he did in the past.

English Standard Version
Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years.

New American Standard Bible
"Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years.

King James Bible
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will please the LORD as in days of old and years gone by."

International Standard Version
Then the offering to the LORD by Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable as it was in the past, even as in former years.

NET Bible
The offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in former times and years past.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The offerings from Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the past, as in years long ago.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem Be pleasant unto the LORD, As in the days of old, And as in ancient years.

New American Standard 1977
“Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD, as in the days of old and as in former years.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem shall be pleasant unto the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years.

King James 2000 Bible
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

American King James Version
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant to the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

American Standard Version
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto Jehovah, as in the days of old, and as in ancient years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sacrifice of Juda and of Jerusalem shall please the Lord, as in the days of old, and in the ancient years.

Darby Bible Translation
Then shall the oblation of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto Jehovah, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

English Revised Version
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in ancient years.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant to the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

World English Bible
Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasant to Yahweh, as in the days of old, and as in ancient years.

Young's Literal Translation
And sweet to Jehovah hath been the present of Judah and Jerusalem, As in days of old, and as in former years.
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
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. 5"Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 7:1
Now when Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the house.

2 Chronicles 7:12
Then the LORD appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.

Psalm 51:17
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
Treasury of Scripture

Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant to the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

the offering.

Isaiah 1:26,27 And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counsellors …

Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful …

Jeremiah 30:18-20 Thus said the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's …

Jeremiah 31:23,24 Thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall …

Ezekiel 20:40,41 For in my holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, …

Ezekiel 43:26,27 Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall …

Zechariah 8:3 Thus said the LORD; I am returned to Zion, and will dwell in the …

Zechariah 14:20,21 In that day shall there be on the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD…

as.

1 Chronicles 15:26 And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bore the ark …

1 Chronicles 16:1-3 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the middle of the tent …

1 Chronicles 21:26 And David built there an altar to the LORD, and offered burnt offerings …

1 Chronicles 29:20-22 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. …

2 Chronicles 1:6 And Solomon went up thither to the brazen altar before the LORD, …

2 Chronicles 7:1-3,10-12 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from …

2 Chronicles 8:12-14 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of …

2 Chronicles 29:31-36 Then Hezekiah answered and said, Now you have consecrated yourselves …

2 Chronicles 30:21-27 And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept the …

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which …

Jeremiah 2:2,3 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus said the LORD; …

former. or, ancient.

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