Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah offerings in righteousness.

New American Standard Bible

He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord offerings in righteousness.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

He will be like a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will present offerings to the Lord in righteousness.

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

And he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver. And he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver. And they shall offer to LORD offerings in righteousness.

Amplified

He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi [the priests], and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord [grain] offerings in righteousness.

Bible in Basic English

He will take his seat, testing and cleaning the sons of Levi, burning away the evil from them as from gold and silver; so that they may make offerings to the Lord in righteousness.

Darby Translation

And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he will purify the children of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah an oblation in righteousness.

Julia Smith Translation

And he sat melting and cleansing silver: and he cleansed the sons of Levi, and he purified them as gold and as silver, and they were to Jehovah bringing near the sacrifice in justice.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He will sit [as] a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the children of Levi, and he will refine them like gold and like silver, and they will present to Yahweh offerings in righteousness.

Modern King James verseion

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 be offerers of a food offering in righteousness to Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he shall sit trying and purging silver, and shall purify the sons of Levi, and shall fine them as gold and silver. And they shall bring offering unto the LORD of righteousness.

NET Bible

He will act like a refiner and purifier of silver and will cleanse the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will offer the Lord a proper offering.

New Heart English Bible

and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer to the LORD offerings in righteousness.

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore will he sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and will purify the sons of Levi, and will smelt them, as gold and as silver; so shall they belong to Yahweh, offering a gift in righteousness.

Webster

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 to the LORD an offering in righteousness.

World English Bible

and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer to Yahweh offerings in righteousness.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he hath sat, a refiner and purifier of silver, And he hath purified the sons of Levi, And hath refined them as gold and as silver, And they have been to Jehovah bringing nigh a present in righteousness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

as a refiner
צרף 
Tsaraph 
Usage: 33

and purifier
טהר 
Taher 
Usage: 94

of silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

and he shall purify
טהר 
Taher 
Usage: 94

of Levi
לוי 
Leviy 
Usage: 66

and purge
זקק 
Zaqaq 
Usage: 7

them as gold
זהב 
Zahab 
Usage: 390

and silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

נגשׁ 
Nagash 
Usage: 125

unto the Lord

Usage: 0

מנחה 
Minchah 
Usage: 211

Devotionals

Devotionals about Malachi 3:3

Images Malachi 3:3

Prayers for Malachi 3:3

Context Readings

Judgment At The Lord's Coming

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: 3 and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah offerings in righteousness. 4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto Jehovah, as in the days of old, and as in ancient years.



Cross References

Isaiah 1:25

and I will turn my hand upon thee, and thoroughly purge away thy dross, and will take away all thy tin;

Daniel 12:10

Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but they that are wise shall understand.

Psalm 4:5

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in Jehovah.

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, Jehovah is my God.

Psalm 50:14

Offer unto God the sacrifice of thanksgiving; And pay thy vows unto the Most High:

Psalm 50:23

Whoso offereth the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifieth me; And to him that ordereth his way aright Will I show the salvation of God.

Psalm 66:10

For thou, O God, hast proved us: Thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

Psalm 69:30-31

I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 107:21-22

Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psalm 116:17

I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of Jehovah.

Psalm 141:1-2

Jehovah, I have called upon thee; make haste unto me: Give ear unto my voice, when I call unto thee.

Proverbs 17:3

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; But Jehovah trieth the hearts.

Proverbs 25:4

Take away the dross from the silver, And there cometh forth a vessel for the refiner:

Isaiah 48:10

Behold, I have refined thee, but not as silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

Isaiah 61:6

But ye shall be named the priests of Jehovah; men shall call you the ministers of our God: ye shall eat the wealth of the nations, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

Isaiah 66:19-21

And I will set a sign among them, and I will send such as escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the nations.

Jeremiah 6:28-30

They are all grievous revolters, going about with slanders; they are brass and iron: they all of them deal corruptly.

Jeremiah 33:18-22

neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt-offerings, and to burn meal-offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.

Ezekiel 22:18-22

Son of man, the house of Israel is become dross unto me: all of them are brass and tin and iron and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are the dross of silver.

Ezekiel 44:15-16

But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me; and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord Jehovah:

Hosea 14:2

Take with you words, and return unto Jehovah: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and accept that which is good: so will we render as bullocks the offering of our lips.

Malachi 1:6-11

A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master: if then I am a father, where is mine honor? and if I am a master, where is my fear? saith Jehovah of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

Malachi 2:1-8

And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.

Luke 3:16

John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but there cometh he that is mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire:

John 4:23-24

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such doth the Father seek to be his worshippers.

Romans 12:1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.

Romans 15:16

that I should be a minister of Christ Jesus unto the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 5:26-27

that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,

Philippians 2:17

Yea, and if I am offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all:

Philippians 4:18

But I have all things, and abound: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you, and odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God.

2 Timothy 4:6

For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure is come.

Titus 2:14

who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for his own possession, zealous of good works.

Hebrews 12:10

For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed good to them; but he for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness.

Hebrews 13:15-16

Through him then let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of lips which make confession to his name.

1 Peter 1:7

that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold that perisheth though it is proved by fire, may be found unto praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ:

1 Peter 2:5

ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:9

But ye are a elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

1 Peter 4:12-13

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you:

Revelation 1:6

and he made us to be a kingdom, to be priests unto his God and Father; to him be the glory and the dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 3:18

I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich; and white garments, that thou mayest clothe thyself, and that the shame of thy nakedness be not made manifest; and eyesalve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.

Revelation 5:10

and madest them to be unto our God a kingdom and priests; and they reign upon earth.

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