Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Behold, I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant, whom ye desire, behold, he cometh, saith Jehovah of hosts.

New American Standard Bible

"Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming," says the LORD of hosts.

King James Version

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Holman Bible

“See, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. Then the Lord you seek will suddenly come to His temple, the Messenger of the covenant you desire—see, He is coming,” says the Lord of Hosts.

International Standard Version

"Watch out! I'm sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly, the LORD you are looking for will come to his Temple. He is the messenger of the covenant whom you desire. Watch out! He is coming!" says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

A Conservative Version

Behold, I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me. And LORD, whom ye seek, will suddenly come to his temple. And the messenger of the covenant, whom ye desire, behold, he comes, says LORD of hosts.

Amplified

Behold, I send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me. And the Lord [the Messiah], Whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; the Messenger or Angel of the covenant, Whom you desire, behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts.

Bible in Basic English

See, I am sending my servant, and he will make ready the way before me; and the Lord, whom you are looking for, will suddenly come to his Temple; and the angel of the agreement, in whom you have delight, see, he is coming, says the Lord of armies.

Darby Translation

Behold, I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me; and the Lord whom ye seek will suddenly come to his temple, and the Angel of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he cometh, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold me sending my messenger, and he looked upon the way before my face: and suddenly Jehovah whom ye seek shall come to his temple, and the messenger of the covenant whom ye delight in: behold him coming, said Jehovah of armies.

King James 2000

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom you delight in: behold, he shall come, says the LORD of hosts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Look! I [am] going to send my messenger, and he will prepare [the] way {before me}. And the Lord whom you [are] seeking will come suddenly to his temple, and the messenger of the covenant, [in] whom you [are] taking pleasure--look!--[he is] about to come," says Yahweh of hosts.

Modern King James verseion

Behold, I will send My messenger, and He will clear the way before Me. And Jehovah, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the Angel of the Covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He comes, says Jehovah of Hosts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold, I send my messenger which shall prepare the way before me. And suddenly shall the Lord whom ye seek, come unto his temple, and the messenger of the covenant whom ye desire. Behold, he cometh saith the LORD Sabaoth.

NET Bible

"I am about to send my messenger, who will clear the way before me. Indeed, the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his temple, and the messenger of the covenant, whom you long for, is certainly coming," says the Lord who rules over all.

New Heart English Bible

"Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me; and the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, behold, he comes." says the LORD of hosts.

The Emphasized Bible

Behold me! sending my messenger, who will prepare a way before me, - and, suddenly, shall come to his temple The Lord whom ye are seeking, even the messenger of the covenant in whom ye are delighting, Lo! he cometh! saith Yahweh of hosts.

Webster

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, will suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he will come, saith the LORD of hosts.

World English Bible

"Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me; and the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, behold, he comes!" says Yahweh of Armies.

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, I am sending My messenger, And he hath prepared a way before Me, And suddenly come in unto his temple Doth the Lord whom ye are seeking, Even the messenger of the covenant, Whom ye are desiring, Lo, he is coming, said Jehovah of Hosts.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Behold, I will send
שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

מלאך 
Mal'ak 
Usage: 213

and he shall prepare
פּנה 
Panah 
Usage: 134

the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

me and the Lord
אדן אדון 
'adown 
Usage: 335

פּתאם פּתאום 
Pith'owm 
Usage: 25


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

to his temple
היכל 
heykal 
Usage: 80

מלאך 
Mal'ak 
Usage: 213

of the covenant
בּרית 
B@riyth 
Usage: 284

חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 10

in behold, he shall come

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

the Lord

Usage: 0

Images Malachi 3:1

Context Readings

Judgment At The Lord's Coming

1 Behold, I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant, whom ye desire, behold, he cometh, saith Jehovah of hosts. 2 But who can 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 soap:



Cross References

Malachi 4:5

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of Jehovah come.

Isaiah 63:9

In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

Luke 1:76

Yea and thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Most High: For thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to make ready his ways;

John 1:6-7

There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John.

Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Genesis 48:15-16

And he blessed Joseph, and said, The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God who hath fed me all my life long unto this day,

Exodus 23:20

Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep thee by the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

Psalm 110:1

Jehovah saith unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, Until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Haggai 2:7-9

and I will shake all nations; and the precious things of all nations shall come; and I will fill this house with glory, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Malachi 2:7

For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth; for he is the messenger of Jehovah of hosts.

Matthew 3:1-3

And in those days cometh John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, saying,

Matthew 11:10-11

This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way before thee.

Matthew 17:10-13

And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come?

Mark 1:2-3

Even as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way.

Luke 1:16-17

And many of the children of Israel shall be turn unto the Lord their God.

Luke 2:11

for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:21-32

And when eight days were fulfilled for circumcising him, his name was called JESUS, which was so called by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Luke 2:38

And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks unto God, and spake of him to all them that were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Luke 2:46

And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions:

Luke 3:3-6

And he came into all the region round about the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins;

Luke 7:19-20

And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to the Lord, saying, Art thou he that cometh, or look we for another?

Luke 7:26-28

But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

Luke 19:47

And he was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people sought to destroy him:

John 1:15-23

John beareth witness of him, and crieth, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that cometh after me is become before me: for he was before me.

John 1:33-34

And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize in water, he said unto me, Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and abiding upon him, the same is he that baptizeth in the Holy Spirit.

John 2:14-16

And he found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

John 3:28-30

Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.

Acts 7:38

This is he that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel that spake to him in the Mount Sinai, and with our fathers: who received living oracles to give unto us:

Acts 13:24-25

when John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

Acts 19:4

And Paul said, John baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people that they should believe on him that should come after him, that is, on Jesus.

Isaiah 40:3-5

The voice of one that crieth, Prepare ye in the wilderness the way of Jehovah; make level in the desert a highway for our God.

Hosea 12:3-5

In the womb he took his brother by the heel; and in his manhood he had power with God:

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