Mal'aki (Malachi) 3:4-24(4:6)


Malachi 3:4-24

4  "Then shall the offering of Yahuḏah and Yerushalayim be pleasant to יהוה, as in the days of old, as in former years.

5  "And I shall draw near to you for right-ruling. And I shall be a swift witness against the practisers of witchcraft, and against adulterers, and against them that swear to falsehood, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages and widows and the fatherless, and those who turn away a sojourner and do not revere Me," said יהוה of hosts.

6  "For I am יהוה, I shall not change, and you, O sons of Yaʽaqoḇ, shall not come to an end. 

7  "From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My Laws and did not guard them. Turn back to Me, and I shall turn back to you," said יהוה of hosts. "But you said, ‘In what shall we turn back?'

8  "Would a man rob Elohim? Yet you are robbing Me! But you said, ‘In what have we robbed You?' In the tithe and the offering!

9  "You have cursed Me with a curse, for you are robbing Me, this nation, all of it!

10  "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, and let there be food in My house. And please prove Me in this," said יהוה of hosts, "whether I do not open for you the windows of the shamayim, and shall pour out for you boundless beraḵah!

11  "And I shall rebuke the devourer for you, so that it does not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor does the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field," said יהוה of hosts.

12  "And all nations shall call you baruḵ, for you shall be a land of delight," said יהוה of hosts.

13  "Your words have been harsh against Me," said יהוה, "but you have said, ‘What have we spoken against You?'

14  "You have said, ‘It is worthless to serve Elohim. And what did we gain when we guarded His Charge, and when we walked as mourners before יהוה of hosts?

15  ‘And now we are calling the proud baruḵ - not only are the doers of wickedness built up, but they also try Elohim and escape.' "

16  Then shall those who revere יהוה speak to one another, and יהוה listen and hear, and a book of remembrance be written before Him, of those who revere יהוה, and those who think upon His Name.

17  "And they shall be Mine," said יהוה of hosts, "on the day that I prepare a treasured possession. And I shall spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.

18  "Then you shall again see between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves Elohim and one who does not serve Him.

Malachi 4

19/1  "For look, the day shall come, burning like a furnace, and all the proud, and every wicked one shall be stubble. And the day that shall come shall burn them up," said יהוה of hosts, "which leaves to them neither root nor branch.

20/2  "But to you who revere My Name the Brilliance of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings. And you shall go out and leap for joy like calves from the stall.

21/3  "And you shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this," said יהוה of hosts.

22/4  "Remember the Torah of Mosheh, My servant, which I commanded him in Ḥorĕḇ for all Yisra'ĕl - Laws and Right-Rulings.

23/5  "See, I am sending you Ěliyah the naḇi before the coming of the great and awesome day of יהוה

24/6  "And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with utter destruction."