Malachi 3:5



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.

King James Version

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

International Standard Version

"I'll come near to you for judgment. I'll be a witness, quick to speak against sorcerers, against adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who defraud the laborer of his wage, against those who defraud the widow and the orphan, against those who deprive the alien of justice, and against those who don't fear me," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

A Conservative Version

And I will come near to you to judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the FALSE swearers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the f

American Standard Version

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the sojourner from his right , and fear not me, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Amplified

Then I will draw near to you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against the false swearers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and who turn aside the temporary resident from his right and fear not Me, says the Lord of hosts.

Bible in Basic English

And I will come near to you for judging; I will quickly be a witness against the wonder-workers, against those who have been untrue in married life, against those who take false oaths; against those who keep back from the servant his payment, and who are hard on the widow and the child without a father, who do not give his rights to the man from a strange country, and have no fear of me, says the Lord of armies.

Darby Translation

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hired servant in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Holman Bible

"I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny [justice to] the foreigner. They do not fear Me," says the Lord of Hosts.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And I will come near unto you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against false swearers and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and do not fear me, said the LORD of the hosts.

Julia Smith Translation

And I came near to you for judgment: and I was a swift witness against those practicing magic, and against those committing adultery, and against those swearing to falsehood, and against those oppressing the hire of the hireling, the widow and the orphan, and those turning aside the stranger, and they feared not me, said Jehovah of armies.

King James 2000

And I will come near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the sojourner from his right, and fear not me, says the LORD of hosts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Then I will approach you for judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers, and against those who swear {falsely}, and against the oppressors of [the] hired worker [with his] wages, [the] widow and [the] orphan, and {the abusers of} [the] alien, and [yet] do not fear me," says Yahweh of hosts.

Modern King James verseion

And I will come near you to judgment. And I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those who extort from the hired laborer's wages, and turning away the widow, and the orphan, the alien, and not fearing Me, says Jehovah of Hosts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I will come and punish you, and I myself will be a swift witness against the witches, against the adulterers, against false swearers: yea, and against those that wrongfully keep back the hireling's duty, which vex the widows and the fatherless, and oppress the stranger, and fear not me, sayeth the LORD of Hosts.

NET Bible

"I will come to you in judgment. I will be quick to testify against those who practice divination, those who commit adultery, those who break promises, and those who exploit workers, widows, and orphans, who refuse to help the immigrant and in this way show they do not fear me," says the Lord who rules over all.

New Heart English Bible

I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the perjurers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and who deprive the foreigner of justice, and do not fear me," says the LORD of hosts.

New simplified Bible

I will approach you people for judgment! I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, the adulterers and those acting fraudulently with the wages of the worker, the widow and the fatherless. I will be a speedy witness against those who swear falsely and take advantage of the stranger, and do not show me reverence, said Jehovah of Hosts.

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore will I draw near unto you for judgment, and will become a swift witness against the mutterers of incantations, and against the adulterers, and against them that swear to a falsehood, - and against them who rob the hire of the hireling, the widow and the fatherless, and that drive away the sojourner, and do not revere me, saith Yahweh of hosts.

Webster

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

World English Bible

I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the perjurers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and who deprive the foreigner of justice, and don't fear me," says Yahweh of Armies.

Youngs Literal Translation

And 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 an hireling, Of a widow, and of a fatherless one, And those turning aside a sojourner, And who fear Me not, said Jehovah of Hosts.

Themes

Aliens » To be treated with justice

Business Life » CAPITAL AND LABOUR » EMPLOYERS (Masters) » Sins of, Respecting Payment of Wages » Failing to Pay a Living Wage

Capital and Labour » EMPLOYERS (Masters) » Sins of, Respecting Payment of Wages » Failing to Pay a Living Wage

Children » God's care of

Courts » MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS relating to Courts and Judicial procedure » Perjury condemned

Employee » Oppressions of

Employer » General references

Employers (Masters) » Sins of, Respecting Payment of Wages » Failing to Pay a Living Wage

Fatherless » God will » Punish those who oppress

Fortune Telling » SORCERY

God » Judge, and His justice » General references

God » Judgments of » GENERAL REFERENCES TO

God's » Judgments » GENERAL REFERENCES TO

Hireling » Not to be oppressed

Judgments, God's » GENERAL REFERENCES TO

Labor » General references

Magic » SORCERY

Master » Scriptures relating to masters of servants

Masters (Employers) » Sins of, Respecting Payment of Wages » Failing to Pay a Living Wage

Oaths » The Jews » Condemned for false

Oppression » God will judge

Orphan » General references

Perjury » General references

Perjury » Perjury condemned

Servant » Hired servant: » Unclassified scriptures relating to

Servants » Hired » Often oppressed and their wages kept back

Sorcery » Denounced

Strangers » Mosaic law relating to: » Instances of oppression of

Swearing Falsely » The wicked » Shall be judged on account of

Theft » Brings a curse on those who commit it

Theft » Includes fraud concerning wages

Wages » Sins of Employers Respecting Payment of Wages » Failing to Pay a Living Wage

Wages » Unclassified scriptures relating to

Wicked, the » Threatenings against

Widow » Unclassified scriptures relating to

Widows » God » Will witness against oppressors of

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And I will come near
קרב 
Qarab 
Usage: 280

to you to judgment
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

and I will be a swift
מהר 
Mahar 
Usage: 68

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

כּשׁף 
Kashaph 
Usage: 6

נאף 
Na'aph 
Usage: 31

שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

שׁבע 
 
Usage: 186

שׂכיר 
Sakiyr 
Usage: 17

שׂכר 
Sakar 
Usage: 28

the widow
אלמנה 
'almanah 
Usage: 54

and the fatherless
יתום 
Yathowm 
Usage: 42

גּיר גּר 
Ger 
Usage: 92

ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 334

not me, saith

Usage: 0

the Lord

Usage: 0

Context Readings

Judgment At The Lord's Coming

4 "Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years. 5 "Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts. 6 "For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.



Cross References

Leviticus 19:13

'You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning.

Deuteronomy 24:17

"You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow's garment in pledge.

Deuteronomy 27:19

'Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Jeremiah 29:23

because they have acted foolishly in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives and have spoken words in My name falsely, which I did not command them; and I am He who knows and am a witness," declares the LORD.'"

Malachi 2:14

"Yet you say, 'For what reason?' Because the LORD has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.

James 5:4

Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.

Genesis 20:11

Abraham said, "Because I thought, surely there is no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.

Genesis 42:18

Now Joseph said to them on the third day, "Do this and live, for I fear God:

Exodus 1:17

But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live.

Exodus 18:21

"Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.

Exodus 22:21-24

"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 20:6

'As for the person who turns to mediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.

Leviticus 20:10

'If there is a man who commits adultery with another man's wife, one who commits adultery with his friend's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Leviticus 20:27

'Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.'"

Deuteronomy 5:11

'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Deuteronomy 5:17-21

'You shall not murder.

Deuteronomy 24:14-15

"You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns.

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people and took from them bread and wine besides forty shekels of silver; even their servants domineered the people. But I did not do so because of the fear of God.

Psalm 36:1

Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart; There is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 50:3-7

May our God come and not keep silence; Fire devours before Him, And it is very tempestuous around Him.

Psalm 81:8

"Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you; O Israel, if you would listen to Me!

Psalm 96:13

Before the LORD, for He is coming, For He is coming to judge the earth He will judge the world in righteousness And the peoples in His faithfulness.

Psalm 98:9

Before the LORD, for He is coming to judge the earth; He will judge the world with righteousness And the peoples with equity.

Proverbs 8:13

"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.

Proverbs 16:6

By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.

Proverbs 22:22-23

Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate;

Proverbs 23:10-11

Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless,

Jeremiah 7:9-10

"Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery and swear falsely, and offer sacrifices to Baal and walk after other gods that you have not known,

Jeremiah 22:13-17

"Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness And his upper rooms without justice, Who uses his neighbor's services without pay And does not give him his wages,

Ezekiel 22:6-12

"Behold, the rulers of Israel, each according to his power, have been in you for the purpose of shedding blood.

Ezekiel 34:20-22

Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them, "Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

Micah 1:2

Hear, O peoples, all of you; Listen, O earth and all it contains, And let the Lord GOD be a witness against you, The Lord from His holy temple.

Zechariah 5:3-4

Then he said to me, "This is the curse that is going forth over the face of the whole land; surely everyone who steals will be purged away according to the writing on one side, and everyone who swears will be purged away according to the writing on the other side.

Malachi 2:17

You have wearied the LORD with your words Yet you say, "How have we wearied Him?" In that you say, "Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and He delights in them," or, "Where is the God of justice?"

Matthew 23:13-35

"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.

Luke 23:40

But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?

Romans 3:8

And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), "Let us do evil that good may come"? Their condemnation is just.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,

1 Thessalonians 4:6

and that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you.

Hebrews 10:30-31

For we know Him who said, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY " And again, "THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE."

Hebrews 13:4

Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

James 5:8-9

You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.

James 5:12

But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.

Jude 1:14-15

It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones,

Revelation 21:8

"But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

Revelation 22:15

Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.



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