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Malachi 3

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1 Behold, I send My Angel, and he will prepare the way before Me, and suddenly the Lord whom you seek, and the angel of the covenant whom you desire will come to the temple; behold, he is coming, saith the Lord of hosts.
2 And who will endure the day of his coming, and who will stand when he appears? For He is like a melting fire and like a cleansing liquor,
3 and he will sit down to smelter and cleanse the silver, and he will cleanse the sons of Levi and will melt them like gold and silver, so that they offer sacrifice to the Lord in truth.
4 Then the sacrifice of Judah and Jerusalem will be auspicious to the Lord, as in the days of old and as in the old summers.
5 And I will come to you for trial and I will be a swift exposer of sorcerers and adulterers and those who swear falsely and keep a fee from a mercenary, oppress a widow and an orphan, and repel an alien, and they are not afraid of me, says the Lord of hosts.
6 For I am the Lord; I do not change; therefore, you sons of Jacob are not destroyed.

7 From the days of your fathers you have departed from My statutes and do not keep them; Turn to me, and I will turn to you, says the Lord of hosts. You will say: `how do we contact?
eight Can a person rob God? And you rob me. Say: `what do we rob you from? ' Tithes and offerings.
nine By curse you are cursed, because you - all the people - rob me.
ten Bring all the tithes to the storehouse so that there is food in My house, and though you try Me in this, says the Lord of hosts, will I not open the holes of heaven for you and pour out blessings on you with plenty?
eleven I forbid you to devour those who eat the earthly fruits from you, and the vine on the field will not lose its fruits, says the Lord of hosts.
12 And all nations will call you blessed, because you will be a desirable land, says the Lord of hosts.

13 Your words are bold before Me, saith the Lord. You will say: `what are we talking against you? '
fourteen You say: `service to God is futile, and what good is it that we obeyed His decrees and walked in sad clothes before the face of the Lord of hosts?
fifteen And now we consider the arrogant to be happy: those who do lawlessness are better off, and although they tempt God, they remain intact. '
16 But those who fear God say to each other: `The Lord hears and hears this, and before him, a memorial book is written about those who fear the Lord and honor His name. '
17 And they will be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, by My property on that day, which I will make, and I will have mercy on them, as a man has mercy on his son who serves him.
18 And then again you will see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between serving God and not serving Him.

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