Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

But who will survive the day when he comes? Or who can stand when he appears? Because he's like a refiner's fire and a launderer's soap,

New American Standard Bible

"But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap.

King James Version

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 fullers' soap:

Holman Bible

But who can endure the day of His coming? And who will be able to stand when He appears? For He will be like a refiner’s fire and like cleansing lye.

A Conservative Version

But who can abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like fuller's soap.

American Standard Version

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:

Amplified

But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap;

Bible in Basic English

But by whom may the day of his coming be faced? and who may keep his place when he is seen? for he is like the metal-tester's fire and the cleaner's soap.

Darby Translation

But who shall endure the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? For he will be like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' lye.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But who may abide the time of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he shall be like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap:

Julia Smith Translation

And who enduring the day of his coming? and who standing in his being seen? for he is as the fire of the crucible, as the alkali of the fuller.

King James 2000

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:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And who [can] endure the day of his coming? And who [is] the one who can stand {when he appears}? For he [is] like a refiner's fire, like launderers' alkali.

Modern King James verseion

But who can endure the day of His coming? And who shall stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire, and like fuller's soap.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Who shall endure in the day of his coming, or who shall stand to behold him? For he is as trying fire, and as the herb that fullers scour withal.

NET Bible

Who can endure the day of his coming? Who can keep standing when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire, like a launderer's soap.

New Heart English Bible

"But who can endure the day of his coming? And who will stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like launderer's soap;

The Emphasized Bible

But who may endure the day of his coming? And who is he that can stand when he appeareth? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' alkali;

Webster

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 soap.

World English Bible

"But who can endure the day of his coming? And who will stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like launderer's soap;

Youngs Literal Translation

And who is bearing the day of his coming? And who is standing in his appearing? For he is as fire of a refiner, And as soap of a fuller.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

of his coming

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

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

for he is like a refiner's
צרף 
Tsaraph 
Usage: 33

אשׁ 
'esh 
Usage: 378

כּבס 
Kabac 
Usage: 51

Devotionals

Devotionals about Malachi 3:2

Images Malachi 3:2

Prayers for Malachi 3:2

Context Readings

Judgment At The Lord's Coming

1 "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. 2 But who will survive the day when he comes? Or who can stand when he appears? Because he's like a refiner's fire and a launderer's soap, 3 he will sit refining and purifying silver, purifying the descendants of Levi, refining them like gold and silver. Then they'll bring a righteous offering to the LORD.



Cross References

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring that surviving third through, testing them as if through fire, purifying them like silver, assaying them like gold. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, "This is my people,' and they will say, "The LORD is my God.'"

1 Corinthians 3:13-15

the workmanship of each person will become evident, for the day of judgment will show what it is, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's action.

Revelation 6:17

For the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to endure it?"

Isaiah 4:4

when the LORD will have washed away the filth of the women of Zion, cleaning up Jerusalem's guilt by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of tempest.

Psalm 2:7

Let me announce the decree of the LORD that he told me: "You are my son, today I have become your father.

Isaiah 1:18

"Please come, and let's reason together," implores the LORD. "Even though your sins are like scarlet, they'll be white like snow. Though they're like crimson, they'll become like wool.

Jeremiah 2:22

Though you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, the stain of your guilt is still before me," declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 22:14

Can your heart stand up to this? Can your hands remain strong when I deal with you? I, the LORD, have spoken and will fulfill this.

Amos 5:18-20

"Woe to those who are craving the Day of the LORD! How is it to your benefit, this Day of the LORD? It's a day of darkness to you, and not light.

Malachi 4:1

"The coming day is certainly going to burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and all who practice evil will be stubble the coming day will set them on fire," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

Matthew 3:7-12

But when John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he told them, "You children of serpents! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Matthew 21:31-44

Which of the two did the father's will?" They answered, "The first one."

Matthew 23:13-35

"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door to the kingdom from heaven in people's faces. You don't go in yourselves, and you don't allow those who are trying to enter to go in.

Matthew 25:10

"While they were away buying it, the groom arrived. Those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet, and the door was closed.

Mark 9:3

and his clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone on earth could bleach them.

Luke 2:34

Then Simeon blessed them and told Mary, his mother, "This infant is destined to cause many in Israel to fall and rise. Also, he will be a sign that will be opposed.

Luke 3:9

The ax already lies against the roots of the trees. So every tree not producing good fruit will be cut down and thrown into a fire."

Luke 3:17

His winnowing fork is in his hand to clean up his threshing floor. He'll gather the grain into his barn, but he'll burn the chaff with inextinguishable fire."

Luke 7:23

How blessed is anyone who is not offended by me!"

Luke 11:37-47

After Jesus had said this, a Pharisee invited him to have a meal with him. So Jesus went and took his place at the table.

Luke 11:52-54

How terrible it will be for you experts in the Law! You have taken away the key to knowledge. You didn't go in yourselves, and you kept out those who were trying to go in."

Luke 21:36

So be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to take your stand in the presence of the Son of Man."

John 6:42-44

They kept saying, "This is Jesus, the son of Joseph, isn't it, whose father and mother we know? So how can he say, "I have come down from heaven'?"

John 8:41-48

You are doing your father's actions." They told him, "We're not illegitimate children. We have one Father, God himself."

John 8:55

You don't know him, but I know him. If I were to say that I don't know him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know him and keep his word.

John 9:39-41

Then Jesus said, "I have come into this world to judge it, so that those who are blind may see and so that those who see may become blind."

John 15:22-24

"If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have any sin. But now they have no excuse for their sin.

Acts 7:52-54

Which of the prophets did your ancestors fail to persecute? They killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One, and now you have become his betrayers and murderers.

Romans 9:31-33

But Israel, who pursued righteousness based on the Law, did not achieve the Law.

Romans 11:5-10

So it is at the present time: there is a remnant, chosen by grace.

Hebrews 10:28-29

Anyone who violates the Law of Moses dies without mercy "on the testimony of two or three witnesses."

Hebrews 12:25

See to it that you do not ignore the one who is speaking. For if the hearers did not escape when they ignored the one who warned them on earth, how much less will we escape if we turn away from the one who is from heaven!

1 Peter 2:7-8

Therefore he is precious to you who believe, but to those who do not believe, "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,

Revelation 1:5-7

and from Jesus the Messiah, the witness, the faithful one, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood

Revelation 2:23

I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches minds and hearts. I will reward each of you as your actions deserve.

Revelation 7:14

I told him, "Sir, you know."

Revelation 19:8

She has been given the privilege of wearing fine linen, dazzling and pure." (The fine linen represents the righteous deeds of the saints.)

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