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Yahweh’s Messenger is Coming

“Look! I am going to send my messenger,[a] and he will prepare[b] the way before me.[c] And the Lord whom you are seeking will come suddenly to his temple, and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you are taking pleasure—look!—he is about to come,” says Yahweh of hosts. And who can endure the day of his coming? And who is the one who can stand when he appears?[d] For he is like a refiner’s fire, like launderers’ alkali.[e] 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[f] in righteousness.

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  1. Malachi 3:1 Or “my angel”
  2. Malachi 3:1 Or “clear”
  3. Malachi 3:1 Literally “before my face”
  4. Malachi 3:2 Literally “at his appearing”
  5. Malachi 3:2 Or “lye,” or “soap”
  6. Malachi 3:3 Hebrew “offering”