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.

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

New King James Version
“For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.

New American Standard Bible
“For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, the sons of Jacob, have not come to an end.

NASB 1995
"For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

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

Amplified Bible
“For I am the LORD, I do not change [but remain faithful to My covenant with you]; that is why you, O sons of Jacob, have not come to an end.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I AM LORD JEHOVAH and I have not changed, and you sons of Yaqob have not passed from your evil

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 loving devotion of the LORD we are not consumed, for His mercies 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…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

been destroyed.
כְלִיתֶֽם׃ (ḵə·lî·ṯem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent


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