Parallel Verses

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:

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.

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,

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.

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;

New simplified Bible

Who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? He is like a refiner's fire and like laundry soap (the lye of laundrymen).

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
כּוּל 
Kuwl 
Usage: 38

the day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

of his coming

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

עמד 
`amad 
Usage: 521

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

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: 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.



Cross References

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them as gold is tested: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, They are my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

1 Corinthians 3:13-15

Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall test every man's work of what sort it is.

Revelation 6:17

For the great day of his wrath has come; and who shall be able to stand?

Isaiah 4:4

When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from its midst by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

Psalm 2:7

I will declare the decree: the LORD has said unto me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.

Isaiah 1:18

Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Jeremiah 2:22

For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me, says the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 22:14

Can your heart endure, or can your hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with you? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it.

Amos 5:18-20

Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

Malachi 4:1

For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Matthew 3:7-12

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Matthew 21:31-44

Which of the two did the will of his father? They said unto him, The first. Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

Matthew 23:13-35

But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you neither go in yourselves, neither allow you them that are entering to go in.

Matthew 25:10

And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

Mark 9:3

And his clothing became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can whiten them.

Luke 2:34

And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

Luke 3:9

And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which brings not forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.

Luke 3:17

Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his barn; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

Luke 7:23

And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

Luke 11:37-47

And as he spoke, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to eat.

Luke 11:52-54

Woe unto you, lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in you hindered.

Luke 21:36

Watch therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

John 6:42-44

And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he said, I came down from heaven?

John 8:41-48

You do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

John 8:55

Yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

John 9:39-41

And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they who see not might see; and that they who see might be made blind.

John 15:22-24

If I had not come and spoken unto them, they would not have sin: but now they have no cover for their sin.

Acts 7:52-54

Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them who showed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers:

Romans 9:31-33

But Israel, who followed after the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.

Romans 11:5-10

Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

Hebrews 10:28-29

He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

Hebrews 12:25

See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape, if we turn away from him that speaks from heaven:

1 Peter 2:7-8

Unto you therefore who believe he is precious: but unto them who are disobedient, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is made the head of the corner,

Revelation 1:5-7

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loves us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Revelation 2:23

And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

Revelation 7:14

And I said unto him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they who came out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Revelation 19:8

And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of saints.



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