We need 2 cookies to store this setting. And heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. Adam Clarke CommentaryMalachi 3. for ye have robbed me; because of this their iniquity, in not bringing their offerings to the Lord, and the tithes to the priests and Levites, their land was stricken with barrenness, and God gave them cleanness of teeth, and want of bread in all places: or, "but ye have robbed me"F4ואתי א־תאם קבעים "et tamen diripitis me", De Dieu. Go to Commentary on Mal 3 1 “Behold, I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. 1. Familiar to many from its use in Handel’s Messiah, this passage from Malachi speaks of purification and judgment, Psalm. Malachi served God either at the time of Nehemiah or immediately after that book ended. Malachi 3-4 New International Version (NIV). Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. And I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him; this is a favour not granted to the apostate angels; nor to the old world; nor to the Jewish nation; nor even to the Son of God; but is vouchsafed to his special people: the lives of these are spared, until they are called by grace; and though they are sometimes afflicted and chastised, it is very gently, and in love; their services are accepted, and the imperfections in them overlooked; their sins are pardoned, and they will find mercy at the great day of account; they are used in the most tender manner, not only as a son, an own son, but as an obedient one, for whom the greatest regard is had, and affection shown. Malachi 3:6 Our Changing World READ: Psalm 102:25-27 I am the Lord, I do not change. I am the Lord — Hebrew, Jehovah; I change not — In my nature or perfections there is no change, or shadow of turning, and therefore I have and always must have an unchangeable hatred to all sin: and my long- suffering also changes not, and therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed — Are not destroyed and sent into eternal misery in your sins. This chapter begins with a prophecy of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ; and of the coming of Christ, and the effects and consequences of it, with respect both to the righteous and the wicked; and it contains accusations and charges of sin against the Jews, intermixed with exhortations to repentance. That they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness; themselves, their bodies and souls; the sacrifices of prayer, praise, and alms deeds; to the offering up of which in righteousness, in sincerity and truth, in an upright way, it is necessary that a person should be purified by the blood of Christ, and sanctified by the grace of his Spirit. When they shall see the land freed from the devouring locust, and other hurtful creatures; the former and the latter rains given in their season, and the earth yielding a large increase: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts; or a desirableF14ארץ חפץ "terra desiderabilis", V. L. Pagninus, Drusius; "terra beneplaciti", Montanus, Vatablus, Burkius; "oblectationis", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. Commentary on Malachi 3:1-4. Commentary on Malachi 3:13-18 (Read Malachi 3:13-18) Among the Jews at this time, some plainly discovered themselves to be children of the wicked one. And now we call the proud happy,.... Or "therefore now"F17ועתה "ergo nunc", V. L.; "igitur", Cocceius; "adeoque", Burkius. Taanith, fol. 3 “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. ; notwithstanding they were thus chastised of the Lord, yet were not reformed, but went on in withholding from God and the priests, what belonged to them: even this whole nation; the sin was become general, and therefore a general judgment was inflicted on them: Grotius thinks, that the people seeing the priests withhold the tithes from the Levites, they refused to pay them to them, and so the sin became universal. Like a melody in a musical overture, Zechariah’s prophecy hints … read, τις υωομενει ημεραν εισοδου αυτου, who shall be able to bear the day of his coming? Malachi /. In tithes and offerings; that is, they robbed God in not giving the tithes, and not offering sacrifices, according as the law required: but it may be objected, that the Jews in Christ's time did pay tithes, even of all things; yea, of more than the law required, Matthew 23:23 to which it may be replied, that though they gave tithes, yet it was בעין רעה, "with an evil eye", as Aben Ezra says; grudgingly, and not cheerfully, and with an evil intention; not to show their gratitude to God, and their acknowledgment of him as their Lord, from whom they had their all, but in order to merit at his hands; besides, our Lord suggests that they did not give to God the things that were God's, Matthew 22:21 and the apostle charges them with being guilty of sacrilege, Romans 2:22 and, moreover, the priests might not give it to the Levites, as they ought; and which is what they are charged with in Nehemiah 13:10 and Grotius says that they were guilty of this before the destruction by Vespasian, as appears by Josephus. (1) The two messengers are introduced. see Job 21:15. i. Verse 1 Malachi wrote his book in the Hebrew language. Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete) /. in Misn. Malachi feltthat he needed to declare God’s message. The Targum is, "for I the Lord have not changed my covenant.'. Malachi 3 Commentary; Malachi 4 Commentary; EDWARD B PUSEY Commentary on Malachi The Minor Prophets (1860) James Rosscup writes "This work originally appeared in 1860. The Hebrewword for ‘message’ here means ‘a weight that someone must carry’. The Septuagint and Arabic versions render it, "and that reverence his name"; and the Syriac version, "that praise his name"; and the Targum is, that think of the glory of his name. , as the Targum; civil magistrates; will any dare to defraud them of their due? International Bible Lesson (also known as the International Sunday School Lessons [ISSL] and the Uniform Sunday School Lessons Series) for Sunday, August 30, 2015, is from Malachi 3:1-12.Please Note: some churches will only study This they said in their hearts, if not with their lips, that it was a vain thing for a man to serve God; he got nothing by it; he had no reward for it; it fared no better with him than the wicked; nay, the wicked fared better than he; and therefore who would be a worshipper of God? Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. For those who lack a knowledge of Hebrew, and are seeking a thorough commentary on Malachi, this volume is highly recommended. iii. Malachi. Who can stand when he appears? Chapter 3. Yet ye say, what have we spoken so much against thee? Malachi 3:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Malachi 3:10, NIV: "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.Test me in this,' says the LORD Almighty, 'and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it." A promise of the coming of the Messiah, and of his forerunner; and the errand he comes upon is here particularly described, both the comfort which his coming brings to his church and people and the terror which it will bring to the wicked ( v. 1-6 ). Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. what accusation do they bring against us to thee? Choose a verse from 'Malachi 3' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org "And he shall sit [as] a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge … When he should be manifest in Israel, and come preaching the Gospel of the kingdom; who could bear the doctrines delivered by him, concerning his deity and equality with God the Father; concerning his character and mission as the Messiah, and his kingdom not being a temporal, but a spiritual one; concerning his giving his flesh for the life of the world, and eating that by faith; concerning distinguishing and efficacious grace; and all such that so severely struck at the wickedness of the Scribes and Pharisees, and their self-righteous principles; and especially since for judgment he came, that they might not see? 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This passage is, in some Jewish writersF18Bemidbar Rabba, sect. and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts; by bringing in all their tithes; when they would find, by making this experiment or trial, that the curse would be removed from them, and blessings be largely and liberally bestowed upon them by him, who is the Lord of hosts, and so able to perform any promise he makes; and here one is implied, and is as follows: if I will not open you the windows of heaven; which had been shut and stopped up, and let down no rain upon their land, which brought a scarcity of provisions among them; but now, upon a change in their conduct it is suggested that these windows or floodgates should be opened, and rain let down plentifully upon them, which only could be done by the Lord himself; for the key of rain is one of the three keys, the Jews sayF9T. Even the cells in our bodies are always in the process of change. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Malachi 3:16. You can find the best commentary on Malachi for you using the tools on … Parkhurst, Jr. what evils have we done, or can be charged on us? 3 “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. The… Malachi 3 – The Messenger of the Covenant A. 1. International Bible Lessons Commentary Malachi 3:1-12 . 113. Masoretic Text: And he will sit [as] a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and like silver, and they will … in his kingdom and glory, to take vengeance on the Jews for their rejection of him and his Gospel; for this coming and appearance of his include all the time between his manifestation in the flesh and the destruction of Jerusalem; and so all those sorrows and distresses which went before it, or attended it, and were such as had never been from the creation of the world; and unless those times had been shortened, no flesh could have been saved; see Matthew 24:3. for he is like a refiner's fire; partly by the ministry of the word, compared to fire, Jeremiah 23:29 separating pure doctrines from ones of dross; and partly by his fiery dispensations and judgments on the wicked Jews, when he distinguished and saved his own people from that untoward generation, and destroyed them: and like fuller's soap; or "fuller's herb", as the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions render it, and Jarchi interprets it: and so R. 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