Malachi 3:7
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"From the daysלְמִימֵ֨י
(le·mi·mei)
3117: daya prim. root
of your fathersאֲבֹתֵיכֶ֜ם
(a·vo·tei·chem)
1: fatherfrom an unused word
you have turned asideסַרְתֶּ֤ם
(sar·tem)
5493: to turn asidea prim. root
from My statutesמֵֽחֻקַּי֙
(me·chuk·kai)
2706: something prescribed or owed, a statutefrom chaqaq
and have not keptשְׁמַרְתֶּ֔ם
(she·mar·tem,)
8104: to keep, watch, preservea prim. root
[them]. Returnשׁ֤וּבוּ
(shu·vu)
7725: to turn back, returna prim. root
to Me, and I will returnוְאָשׁ֣וּבָה
(ve·'a·shu·vah)
7725: to turn back, returna prim. root
to you," saysאָמַ֖ר
(a·mar)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
the LORDיְהוָ֣ה
(Yah·weh)
3068: the proper name of the God of Israelfrom havah
of hosts.צְבָאֹ֑ות
(tze·va·'o·vt;)
6635: army, war, warfarefrom tsaba
"But you say,וַאֲמַרְתֶּ֖ם
(va·'a·mar·tem)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
'Howבַּמֶּ֥ה
(bam·meh)
4100: what? how? anythinga prim. interrogative and indefinite particle
shall we return?'נָשֽׁוּב׃
(na·shuv.)
7725: to turn back, returna prim. root









KJV Lexicon
Even from the days
yowm  (yome)
a day (as the warm hours),
of your fathers
'ab  (awb)
father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application) -- chief, (fore-)father(-less), patrimony, principal. Compare names in Abi-.
ye are gone away
cuwr  (soor)
to turn off (literal or figurative)
from mine ordinances
choq  (khoke)
an enactment; hence, an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage)
and have not kept
shamar  (shaw-mar')
to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc.
them Return
shuwb  (shoob)
to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively
unto me and I will return
shuwb  (shoob)
to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively
unto you saith
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
of hosts
tsaba'  (tsaw-baw')
a mass of persons (or figuratively, things), especially reg. organized for war (an army); by implication, a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically, hardship, worship)
But ye said
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
Wherein shall we return
shuwb  (shoob)
to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you," says the LORD of hosts. "But you say, 'How shall we return?'

King James Bible
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 the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since the days of your fathers, you have turned from My statutes; you have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you," says the LORD of Hosts. But you ask: "How can we return?""

International Standard Version
"Ever since the time of your ancestors, you have turned away from my decrees and haven't kept them. Return to me and I'll return to you," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "But you ask, 'How will we return?'

NET Bible
From the days of your ancestors you have ignored my commandments and have not kept them! Return to me, and I will return to you," says the LORD who rules over all. "But you say, 'How should we return?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my laws and have not followed them. Return to me, and I will return to you," says the LORD of Armies. "But you ask, 'How can we return?'

King James 2000 Bible
Even from the days of your fathers you have gone away from my ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, says the LORD of hosts. But you say, How shall we return?
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