Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

Amplified

He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the priests, the sons of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he shall sit to refine and to purify the silver: for 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.

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.

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.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

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

as a refiner
צרף 
Tsaraph 
Usage: 33

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

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

Context Readings

Judgment At The Lord's Coming

2 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. 3 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. 4 And the sacrifice of Judah and of Jerusalem shall be delicious unto the LORD as in the old time and in the years that were at the beginning.



Cross References

Isaiah 1:25

And therefore shall I lay my hand upon thee, and burn out thy dross from the finest and purest, and put out all thy lead,

Daniel 12:10

and many shall be purified, cleansed and tried. But the ungodly shall live wickedly, and those wicked, as many as they be, shall have no understanding. As for such as have understanding, they shall regard it.

Psalm 4:5

Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

Zechariah 13:9

And the same third part will I bring through the fire, and will cleanse them, as the silver is cleansed: Yea and try them, like as gold is tried. Then shall they call upon my name, and I will hear them: I will say, 'It is my people.' And they shall say, 'LORD, my God.'"

Psalm 50:14

Offer unto God thanksgiving, and pay thy vows unto the most highest.

Psalm 50:23

Whoso offereth me thanks and praise, he honoureth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation right, will I show the salvation of God."

Psalm 66:10

For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou hast tried us like as silver is tried.

Psalm 69:30-31

I will praise the name of God with a song, and magnify it with thanksgiving.

Psalm 107:21-22

O that men would therefore praise the LORD for his goodness, and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

Psalm 116:17

I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.

Psalm 141:1-2

{A Psalm of David} LORD, I call upon thee; haste thee unto me, and consider my voice, when I cry unto thee.

Proverbs 17:3

Like as silver is tried in the fire and gold in the furnace, even so doth the LORD prove the hearts.

Proverbs 25:4

Take the dross from the silver, and there shall be a clean vessel thereof.

Isaiah 48:10

Behold, I have purged thee, and not for money. I have chosen thee in the fire of poverty;

Isaiah 61:6

But ye shall be named the priests of the LORD, and men shall call you the servants of our God. Ye shall enjoy the goods of the Gentiles and triumph in their substance.

Isaiah 66:19-21

Unto them shall I give a token, and send certain of them that be delivered among the Gentiles: into Tarshish, Put and Lud, where men can handle bows; into Tubal also and Javan. The isles far off, that have not heard speak of me, and have not seen my glory, shall preach my praise among the Gentiles

Jeremiah 6:28-30

For they are all unfaithful and fallen away, they hang upon filthy lucre; they are clean brass and iron, for they hurt and destroyed every man.

Jeremiah 33:18-22

neither shall the priests and Levites want one to offer always before me burnt offerings, to kindle the meat offerings, and to prepare the sacrifices."

Ezekiel 22:18-22

"Thou son of man, the house of Israel is turned to dross. All they that should be brass, tin, iron and lead, are in the fire become dross.

Ezekiel 44:15-16

But the Priests, the Levites the sons of Zadok, that kept the holy ordinances of my Sanctuary, when the children of Israel were gone from me: shall come to me, to do me service, to stand before me, and to offer me the fat and the blood, sayeth the LORD God.

Hosea 14:2

Take words with you and turn unto the Lord. And say unto him, "Remit all wickedness and given things, and we will pay thee openly

Malachi 1:6-11

"Should not a son honour his father, and a servant his master? If I be now a father, where is mine honour? If I be the LORD, where am I feared? sayeth the LORD of Hosts, now, to you priests that despise my name. And if ye say, 'Wherein have we despised thy name?'

Malachi 2:1-8

And now, O ye priests, this commandment toucheth you.

Luke 3:16

John answered and said to them all, "I baptise you with water, but a stronger than I cometh after me, whose shoe latchet I am not worthy to unloose: he will baptise you with the holy ghost, and with fire,

John 4:23-24

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the father in spirit, and in truth. For verily, such the father requireth to worship him.

Romans 12:1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercifulness of God, that ye make your bodies a living sacrifice: holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable serving of God.

Romans 15:16

for this purpose: that I should be the minister of Jesus Christ among the gentiles, and should minister the glad tidings of God, that the gentiles might be an acceptable offering, sanctified by the holy ghost.

Ephesians 5:26-27

to sanctify it, and cleansed it in the fountain of water through the word,

Philippians 2:17

Yea, and though I be offered up upon the offering and sacrifice of your faith: I rejoice and rejoice with you all.

Philippians 4:18

I received all, and have plenty. I was even filled after that I have received of Epaphroditus, that which came from you, an odor that smelleth sweet, a sacrifice accepted and pleasant to God.

2 Timothy 4:6

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departing is at hand.

Titus 2:14

which gave himself for us, to redeem us from all unrighteousness, and to purge us a peculiar people unto himself, fervently given unto good works.

Hebrews 12:10

And they verily for a few days nurtured us after their own pleasure; but he learneth us unto that which is profitable, that we might receive of his holiness.

Hebrews 13:15-16

For by him offer we the sacrifice of praise always to God: that is to say, the fruit of those lips, which confess his name.

1 Peter 1:7

that your faith, once tried, being much more precious than gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto laud, glory, and honour, at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

1 Peter 2:5

and ye, as living stones, are made a spiritual house, and a holy priesthood, for to offer up spiritual sacrifice, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:9

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a peculiar people, that ye should show the virtues of him that called you out of darkness into his marvelous light,

1 Peter 4:12-13

Dearly beloved, be not troubled in this heat, which now is come among you to try you, as though some strange thing had happened unto you:

Revelation 1:6

and made us kings and priests unto God his father, be glory, and dominion for evermore amen.

Revelation 3:18

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich: and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, that thy filthy nakedness do not appear: and anoint thine eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see.

Revelation 5:10

and hast made us unto our God, kings and priests and we shall reign on the earth."



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