Malachi 3:6
New International Version
"I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.

New Living Translation
"I am the LORD, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed.

English Standard Version
“For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

Berean Study Bible
“Because I, the LORD, do not change, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed.

New American Standard Bible
"For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

King James Bible
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Christian Standard Bible
"Because I, the LORD, have not changed, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed.

Contemporary English Version
Descendants of Jacob, I am the LORD All-Powerful, and I never change. That's why you haven't been wiped out,

Good News Translation
"I am the LORD, and I do not change. And so you, the descendants of Jacob, are not yet completely lost.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because I, Yahweh, have not changed, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed."

International Standard Version
"Because I the LORD don't change; therefore you children of Jacob aren't destroyed."

NET Bible
"Since, I, the LORD, do not go back on my promises, you, sons of Jacob, have not perished.

New Heart English Bible
"For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I, the LORD, never change. That is why you descendants of Jacob haven't been destroyed yet.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I the LORD change not; And ye, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

New American Standard 1977
“For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I am the LORD, I have not changed; therefore, ye sons of Jacob have not been consumed.

King James 2000 Bible
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.

American King James Version
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.

American Standard Version
For I, Jehovah, change not; therefore ye, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I am the Lord your God, and I am not changed:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I am the Lord, and I change not: and you the sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Darby Bible Translation
For I Jehovah change not, and ye, sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

English Revised Version
For I the LORD change not; therefore ye, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

World English Bible
"For I, Yahweh, don't change; therefore you, sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

Young's Literal Translation
For I am Jehovah, I have not changed, And ye, the sons of Jacob, Ye have not been consumed.
Study Bible
Robbing God
6“Because I, the LORD, do not change, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed. 7Yet from the days of your fathers, you have turned away from My statutes and 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?”…
Cross References
James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, with whom there is no change or shifting shadow.

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?

Psalm 102:27
But You remain the same, and Your years will never end.

Lamentations 3:22
Because of the LORD's loving devotion we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.

Daniel 6:26
I hereby decree that in every part of my kingdom, men are to tremble in fear before the God of Daniel: For He is the living God, and He endures forever; His kingdom will never be destroyed, and His dominion will never end.

Habakkuk 1:12
Are You not from everlasting, O LORD, my God, my Holy One? We will not die. O LORD, You have appointed them to execute judgment; O Rock, You have established them for correction.

Treasury of Scripture

For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.

I am.

Genesis 15:7,18
And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it…

Genesis 22:16
And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

Exodus 3:14,15
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you…

I change not.

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

1 Samuel 15:29
And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.

Psalm 102:26
They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:

therefore.

Psalm 78:38,57
But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath…

Psalm 103:17
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

Psalm 105:7-10
He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth…







Lexicon
“Because
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I,
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

the LORD,
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

change,
שָׁנִ֑יתִי (šā·nî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8138: To fold, duplicate, to transmute

you
וְאַתֶּ֥ם (wə·’at·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

descendants
בְּנֵֽי־ (bə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֖ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

have not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

been destroyed.
כְלִיתֶֽם׃ (ḵə·lî·ṯem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent
(6) For I am the Lord, I change not.--Better, For I Jehovah change not. Because it is the Eternal's unchangeable will that the sons of Jacob, His chosen people, should not perish as a nation, He will purify them by the eradication of the wicked among them, that the remnant (the superior part; see Note on Malachi 2:15) may return to their allegiance. (Comp. Romans 11) Ewald renders the words: For I, the LORD, have not changed: hut ye sons of Jacob, have ye not altered? But the last verb does not mean "to alter;" and, moreover, the former translation is exactly in accordance with the wording of the prayer in Ezra 9:14-15.

Verse 6. - For I am the Lord, I change not; or, Jehovah, I change not. This is to show that God performs his promises, and effectually disposes of the allegation in Malachi 2:17, that he put no difference between the evil and the good. The great principles of right and wrong never alter; they are as everlasting as he who gave them. God here speaks of himself by his covenant name, which expresses his eternal independent being, "the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning" (James 1:17). Therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Because God's eternal purpose stands good, and his "gifts and calling are without repentance" (Romans 11:29), therefore the Israelites are indeed chastised and corrected, but not wholly consumed; they have a place and a nation, and the great promises made to their foregathers will all be fulfilled in due time (Jeremiah 30:11; Micah 7:20). He calls them "sons of Jacob," to remind them of the covenant made with their great ancestor, which was the portion of all true Israelites (comp. Jeremiah 33:20, 21). Orelli would read, "Ye have not made an end," i.e. of your sins; so virtually the Septuagint, which joins this clause to the following verse. But the present text is most probably correct. 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.
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