Malachi 3
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1“Behold, I am sending My messenger, "" And he has prepared a way before Me, "" And suddenly the Lord whom you are seeking comes into His temple, "" Even the Messenger of the Covenant, "" Whom you are desiring, "" Behold, He is coming,” said YHWH of Hosts. 2“And who is bearing the day of His coming? And who is standing in His appearing? For He [is] as fire of a refiner, "" And as soap of a fuller. 3And He has sat, a refiner and purifier of silver, "" And He has purified the sons of Levi, "" And has refined them as gold and as silver, "" And they have been bringing a present near to YHWH in righteousness. 4And the present of Judah and Jerusalem has been sweet to YHWH, "" As in days of old, and as in former years.

5And I have drawn near to you for judgment, "" And I have been a witness, "" Making haste against sorcerers, and against adulterers, "" And against swearers to a falsehood, "" And against oppressors of the hire of a hired worker, "" Of a widow, and of a fatherless one, "" And those turning aside a sojourner, "" And who do not fear Me,” said YHWH of Hosts.

6“For I, YHWH, have not changed, "" And you, the sons of Jacob, "" You have not been consumed.

7Even from the days of your fathers You have turned aside from My statutes, "" And you have not taken heed. Return to Me, and I return to you,” said YHWH of Hosts. “And you have said, "" In what do we turn back?

8Does man deceive God? But you are deceiving Me, "" And you have said, "" In what have we deceived You? The tithe and the raised-offering! 9You are cursed with a curse! And you are deceiving Me—this nation—all of it. 10Bring in all the tithe to the treasure-house, "" And there is food in My house; When you have tried Me, now, with this,” said YHWH of Hosts, "" “Do I not open the windows of the heavens to you? Indeed, I have emptied on you a blessing until there is no space. 11And I have pushed against the consumer for you, "" And He does not destroy the fruit of your ground, "" Nor does the vine in the field miscarry to you,” said YHWH of Hosts. 12“And all the nations have declared you blessed, "" For you are a delightful land,” said YHWH of Hosts.

13“Your words have been hard against Me,” said YHWH, "" “And you have said, What have we spoken against You? 14You have said, A vain thing to serve God! And what gain when we kept His charge? And when we have gone in black, "" Because of YHWH of Hosts? 15And now, we are declaring the proud blessed, "" Indeed, those doing wickedness have been built up, "" Indeed, they have tempted God, and escape.

16Then have those fearing YHWH spoken to one another, "" And YHWH attends and hears, "" And a scroll of memorial is written before Him "" Of those fearing YHWH, "" And of those esteeming His Name. 17And they have been to Me,” said YHWH of Hosts, "" “In the day that I am appointing—a peculiar treasure, "" And I have had pity on them, "" As one has pity on his son who is serving him. 18And you have turned back and considered, "" Between the righteous and the wicked, "" Between the servant of God and him who is not His servant.”

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Malachi 2
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