Malachi 3:1



Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Behold, I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me; and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, and the angel of the covenant, whom ye desire: behold, he comes, said the LORD of the 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.

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.

New simplified Bible

Behold, I send my messenger! He will prepare the way before me. Seek Jehovah! He will suddenly come to his Temple along with the messenger of the covenant. He is one you desire, behold, he comes, said Jehovah 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 
send , go , forth , send away , lay , send out , put , put away , cast out , stretch out , cast , set , put out , depart , soweth , loose ,
Usage: 848

מלאך 
Mal'ak 
Usage: 213

and he shall prepare
פּנה 
Panah 
Usage: 134

the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

פּנים 
Paniym 
before , face , presence , because , sight , countenance , from , person , upon , of , ...me , against , ...him , open , for , toward ,
Usage: 2119

me and the Lord
אדן אדון 
'adown 
Usage: 335

בּקשׁ 
Baqash 
Usage: 225

פּתאם פּתאום 
Pith'owm 
Usage: 25


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

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


Usage: 0

the Lord

Usage: 0

Context Readings

Judgment At The Lord's Coming

1  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. 2 But who may endure the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:



Cross References

Malachi 4:5

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

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 bore them, and carried them all the days of old.

Luke 1:76

And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

John 1:6-7

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

Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself shall 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, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Genesis 48:15-16

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

Exodus 23:20

Behold, I send an Angel before you, to keep you in the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.

Psalm 110:1

[A Psalm of David.] The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.

Haggai 2:7-9

And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 2:7

For the priest's lips should preserve knowledge, and they should seek the law from his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

Matthew 3:1-3

In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,

Matthew 11:10-11

For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you.

Matthew 17:10-13

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

Mark 1:2-3

As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you.

Luke 1:16-17

And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

Luke 2:11

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:21-32

And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, who was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Luke 2:38

And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spoke of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

Luke 2:46

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

Luke 3:3-6

And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

Luke 7:19-20

And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Are you he that should come? or look we for another?

Luke 7:26-28

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

Luke 19:47

And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief men of the people sought to destroy him,

John 1:15-23

John bore witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

John 1:33-34

And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom you shall see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.

John 2:14-16

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

John 3:28-30

You 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 congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him in the mount Sinai, and with our fathers: who received the 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

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

Isaiah 40:3-5

The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Hosea 12:3-5

He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:



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