Malachi 3:15
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New International Version
But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly evildoers prosper, and even when they put God to the test, they get away with it.'"

King James Bible
And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.

Darby Bible Translation
And now we hold the proud for happy; yea, they that work wickedness are built up; yea, they tempt God, and they escape.

World English Bible
Now we call the proud happy; yes, those who work wickedness are built up; yes, they tempt God, and escape.'

Young's Literal Translation
And now, we are declaring the proud happy, Yea, built up have been those doing wickedness, Yea they have tempted God, and escape.'

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And now we call the proud happy - Proud and insolent men are the only happy people, for they domineer everywhere, and none dares to resist them.

They that work wickedness are set up - The humble and holy are depressed and miserable; the proud and wicked are in places of trust and profit. Too often it is so.

They that tempt God are even delivered - Even those who despise God, and insult his justice and providence, are preserved in and from dangers; while the righteous fall by them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

we call.

Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yes, and all that do wickedly...

Esther 5:10 Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.

Psalm 10:3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.

Psalm 49:18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise you, when you do well to yourself.

Psalm 73:12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

Daniel 4:30,37 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power...

Daniel 5:20-28 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne...

Acts 12:21 And on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne, and made an oration to them.

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

yea.

Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet you say, Wherein have we wearied him? When you say...

Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God brings abundantly.

Job 21:7-15,30 Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, are mighty in power...

Proverbs 12:12 The wicked desires the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yields fruit.

Ecclesiastes 9:1,2 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works...

Jeremiah 12:1,2 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper...

Habakkuk 1:13-17 You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look on iniquity: why look you on them that deal treacherously...

set. Heb. built.

Job 22:23 If you return to the Almighty, you shall be built up, you shall put away iniquity far from your tabernacles.

they that tempt.

Numbers 14:22,23 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness...

Daniel 6:16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spoke and said to Daniel...

Psalm 78:18,41,56 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust...

Psalm 95:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

Psalm 106:14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

Matthew 4:6,7 And said to him, If you be the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning you...

Acts 5:9 Then Peter said to her, How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold...

1 Corinthians 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

Hebrews 3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

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The Lord Coming to his Temple
Westminster Abbey. November, 1874. Malachi iii. 1, 2. "The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple. . . . But who may abide the day of His coming? and who shall stand when He appeareth? for He is like a refiner's fire, and like fuller's sope." We believe that this prophecy was fulfilled at the first coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that it will be fulfilled again, in that great day when He shall judge the quick and the dead. But it is of neither of these events
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

A Dialogue with God
'Return unto Me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of Hosts. But ye say, Wherein shall we return?'--MALACHI iii. 7 (R.V.). In previous sermons we have considered God's indictment of man's sin met by man's plea of 'not guilty,' and God's threatenings brushed aside by man's question. Here we have the climax of self-revealing and patient love in God's wooing voice to draw the wanderer back, met by man's refusing answer. These three divine utterances taken together cover the whole ground of
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

They Shall He Mine, Saith the Lord. Mal 3:16-18

John Newton—Olney Hymns

The Fellowship of those who Fear the Lord. --Malachi iii. 16-18; iv. 1
The fellowship of those who fear the Lord.--Malachi iii. 16-18; iv. 1. When those who fear'd the Lord of old Met oft, and spoke with one accord, A book was written, and enroll'd Their faithful names before the Lord. They shall be mine, Jehovah said, And as a signet on my hand, A crown of glory for my head, Among my chosen jewels stand. And I will spare them in that day, Even as a father spares his son, When all the proud are swept away, The wicked, root and branch, undone. Then shall my righteousness
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

Cross References
Psalm 58:2
No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth.

Psalm 141:4
Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers; do not let me eat their delicacies.

Ecclesiastes 8:14
There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: the righteous who get what the wicked deserve, and the wicked who get what the righteous deserve. This too, I say, is meaningless.

Isaiah 2:22
Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?

Jeremiah 7:10
and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, "We are safe"--safe to do all these detestable things?

Jeremiah 12:1
You are always righteous, LORD, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?

Malachi 4:1
"Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire," says the LORD Almighty. "Not a root or a branch will be left to them.

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