Malachi 3:3
Good News Translation
He will come to judge like one who refines and purifies silver. As a metalworker refines silver and gold, so the LORD's messenger will purify the priests, so that they will bring to the LORD the right kind of offerings.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD will purify the descendants of Levi, as though they were gold or silver. Then they will bring the proper offerings to the LORD,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he shall sit refining and cleansing the silver, and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and shall refine them as gold, and as silver, and they shall offer sacrifices to the Lord in justice.

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And he shall sit refining and cleansing the silver, and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and shall refine them as gold, and as silver, and they shall offer sacrifices to the Lord in justice.

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Psalm 66:10 For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us by fire, as silver is tried.

Proverbs 17:3 As silver is tried by fire, and gold in the furnace: so the Lord trieth the hearts.

Proverbs 25:4 Take away the rust from silver, and there shall come forth a most pure vessel:

Isaiah 1:25 And I will turn my hand to thee, and I will clean purge away thy dross, and I will take away all thy tin.

Isaiah 48:10 Behold I have refined thee, but not as silver, I have chosen thee in the furnace of poverty.

Jeremiah 6:28-30 All these princes go out of the way, they walk deceitfully, they are brass and iron: they are all corrupted. . . .

Ezekiel 22:18-22 Son of man, the house of Israel is become dross to me: all these are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace: they are become the dross of silver. . . .

Daniel 12:10 Many shall be chosen, and made white, and shall be tried as fire: and the wicked shall deal wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the learned shall understand.

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined: and I will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say: Thou art my people: and they shall say: The Lord is my God.

Luke 3:16 John answered, saying unto all: I indeed baptize you with water: but there shall come one mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to loose. He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire;

Ephesians 5:26,27 That he might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life: . . .

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity and might cleanse to himself a people acceptable, a pursuer of good works.

Hebrews 12:10 And they indeed for a few days, according to their own pleasure, instructed us: but he, for our profit, that we might receive his sanctification.

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith (much more precious than gold which is tried by the fire) may be found unto praise and glory and honour at the appearing of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:12,13 Dearly beloved, think not strange the burning heat which is to try you: as if some new thing happened to you. . . .

Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold, fire tried, that thou mayest be made rich and mayest be clothed in white garments: and that the shame of thy nakedness may not appear. And anoint thy eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

the sons.

Malachi 1:6-10 The son honoureth the father, and the servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear: saith the Lord of hosts. . . .

Malachi 2:1-8 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is to you. . . .

Isaiah 61:6 But you shall be called the priests of the Lord: to you it shall be said: Ye ministers of our God: you shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and you shall pride yourselves in their glory.

Isaiah 66:19-21 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send of them that shall be saved, to the Gentiles into the sea, into Africa, and Lydia them that draw the bow: into Italy, and Greece, to the islands afar off, to them that have not heard of me, and have not seen my glory. And they shall declare my glory to the Gentiles: . . .

Jeremiah 33:18-22 Neither shall there be cut off from the priests and Levites a man before my face to offer holocausts, and to burn sacrifices, and to kill victims continually. . . .

Ezekiel 44:15,16 But the priests, and Levites, the sons of Sadoc, who kept the ceremonies of my sanctuary, when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me, to minister to me: and they shall stand before me, to offer me the fat, and the blood, saith the Lord God. . . .

Revelation 1:6 And hath made us a kingdom, and priests to God and his Father. To him be glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 5:10 And hast made us to our God a kingdom and priests, and we shall reign on the earth.

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Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down, my name is great among the Gentiles, and in every place there is sacrifice, and there is offered to my name a clean oblation: for my name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of hosts.

Psalm 4:5 Offer up the sacrifice of justice, and trust in the Lord: many say, Who sheweth us good things?

Psalm 50:14,23 Offer to God the sacrifice of praise: and pay thy vows to the most High. . . .

Psalm 69:30,31 I will praise the name of God with a canticle: and I will magnify him with praise. . . .

Psalm 107:21,22 Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him: and his wonderful works to the children of men. . . .

Psalm 116:17 I will sacrifice to thee the sacrifice of praise, and I will call upon the name of the Lord.

Psalm 141:1,2 I have cried to thee, O Lord, hear me: hearken to my voice, when I cry to thee. . . .

Hosea 14:2 Take with you words, and return to the Lord, and say to him: Take away all iniquity, and receive the good: and we will render the calves of our lips.

John 4:23,24 But the hour cometh and now is, when the true adorers shall adore the Father in spirit and in truth. For the Father also seeketh such to adore him. . . .

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, your reasonable service.

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles: sanctifying the gospel of God, that the oblation of the Gentiles may be made acceptable and sanctified in the Holy Ghost.

Philippians 2:17 Yea, and if I be made a victim upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.

Philippians 4:18 But I have all and abound: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things you sent, an odour of sweetness, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.

2 Timothy 4:6 For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand.

Hebrews 13:15,16 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that is to say, the fruit of lips confessing to his name. . . .

1 Peter 2:5,9 Be you also as living stones built up, a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. . . .

Context
The Coming Day of Judgment
2And who shall be able to think of the day of his coming? and who shall stand to see him? for he is like a refining fire, and like the fuller's herb: 3And he shall sit refining and cleansing the silver, and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and shall refine them as gold, and as silver, and they shall offer sacrifices to the Lord in justice.4And the sacrifice of Juda and of Jerusalem shall please the Lord, as in the days of old, and in the ancient years.…
Cross References
Psalm 4:5
Offer up the sacrifice of justice, and trust in the Lord: many say, Who sheweth us good things?

Psalm 51:19
Then shalt thou accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and whole burnt offerings: then shall they lay calves upon thy altar.

Psalm 66:10
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us by fire, as silver is tried.

Proverbs 17:3
As silver is tried by fire, and gold in the furnace: so the Lord trieth the hearts.

Proverbs 25:4
Take away the rust from silver, and there shall come forth a most pure vessel:

Isaiah 1:25
And I will turn my hand to thee, and I will clean purge away thy dross, and I will take away all thy tin.

Jeremiah 9:7
Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts: Behold I will melt, and try them: for what else shall I do before the daughter of my people?

Ezekiel 20:38
And I will pick out from among you the transgressors, and the wicked, and will bring them out of the land where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and you shall know that I am the Lord.

Daniel 11:35
And some of the learned shall fall, that they may be tried, and may be chosen, and made white, even to the appointed time: because yet there shall be another time.

Daniel 12:10
Many shall be chosen, and made white, and shall be tried as fire: and the wicked shall deal wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the learned shall understand.

Zechariah 13:9
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined: and I will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say: Thou art my people: and they shall say: The Lord is my God.

Malachi 4:1
For behold the day shall come kindled as a furnace: and all the proud, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall set them on fire, saith the Lord of hosts, it shall not leave them root, nor branch.

Additional Translations
And He will sit as 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.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.

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.

He shall sit to melt and purify as it were silver, and as it were gold: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver, and they shall offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness.

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.

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; and they shall offer unto the LORD offerings in righteousness.

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.

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.

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.
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