King James Version
Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
Darby Bible Translation
Ye say, It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we keep his charge, and that we walk mournfully before Jehovah of hosts?
World English Bible
You have said, 'It is vain to serve God;' and 'What profit is it that we have followed his instructions, and that we have walked mournfully before Yahweh of Armies?
Young's Literal Translation
Ye have said, 'A vain thing to serve God! And what gain when we kept His charge? And when we have gone in black, Because of Jehovah of Hosts?
Malachi 3:14 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
ordinance: Heb. observation
mournfully: Heb. in black
Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?Malachi 3:14 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryThe Unchanging Lord
'I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.' MALACHI iii. 6. The scriptural revelations of the divine Name are always the basis of intensely practical admonition. The Bible does not think it worth while to proclaim the Name of God without building on the proclamation promises or commandments. There is no 'mere theology' in Scripture; and it does not speak of 'attributes,' nor give dry abstractions of infinitude, eternity, omniscience, unchangeableness, but lays stress …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Dialogue with God
The Last Word of Prophecy
The Unchangeableness of God
All Manner of Precious Stones
The Fellowship of those who Fear the Lord. --Malachi iii. 16-18; iv. 1
Whether this is True: "God was Made Man"?
Whether it was Fitting for Christ to Ascend into Heaven?
Whether that Fire Will Engulf the Wicked?
But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.
Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.
Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.
And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.
They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.
Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee?
Jump to PreviousArmies Carrying Charge Clothing Followed Futile Gain Good Hosts Instructions Keeping Kept Mourners Mournfully Mourning Orders Ordinance Profit Requirements Serve Sorrow Use Vain Walk Walked Walking Worshipping
Jump to NextArmies Carrying Charge Clothing Followed Futile Gain Good Hosts Instructions Keeping Kept Mourners Mournfully Mourning Orders Ordinance Profit Requirements Serve Sorrow Use Vain Walk Walked Walking Worshipping
LinksMalachi 3:14 NIV
Malachi 3:14 NLT
Malachi 3:14 ESV
Malachi 3:14 NASB
Malachi 3:14 KJV
Malachi 3:14 Bible Apps
Malachi 3:14 Biblia Paralela
Malachi 3:14 Chinese Bible
Malachi 3:14 French Bible
Malachi 3:14 German Bible
Malachi 3:14 Commentaries