New International Version
"I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.
King James Bible
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Darby Bible Translation
For I Jehovah change not, and 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.
Malachi 3:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am the Lord, I change not - The new dispensation of grace and goodness, which is now about to be introduced, is not the effect of any change in my counsels; it is, on the contrary, the fulfillment of my everlasting purposes; as is also the throwing aside of the Mosaic ritual, which was only intended to introduce the great and glorious Gospel of my Son.
And because of this ancient covenant, ye Jews are not totally consumed; but ye are now, and shall be still, preserved as a distinct people - monuments both of my justice and mercy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I change not.
LibraryThe 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
The Fellowship of those who Fear the Lord. --Malachi iii. 16-18; iv. 1
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
But you remain the same, and your years will never end.
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
"I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. "For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end.
LORD, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, you will never die. You, LORD, have appointed them to execute judgment; you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish.
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