Bible: Malachi 3:1-5

3:1 I am about to send my messenger, 1  who will clear the way before me. Indeed, the Lord 2  you are seeking will suddenly come to his temple, and the messenger 3  of the covenant, whom you long for, is certainly coming,” says the Lord who rules over all.

3:2 Who can endure the day of his coming? Who can keep standing when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire, 4  like a launderer’s soap. 3:3 He will act like a refiner and purifier of silver and will cleanse the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will offer the Lord a proper offering. 3:4 The offerings 5  of Judah and Jerusalem 6  will be pleasing to the Lord as in former times and years past.

3:5I 7  will come to you in judgment. I will be quick to testify against those who practice divination, those who commit adultery, those who break promises, 8  and those who exploit workers, widows, and orphans, 9  who refuse to help 10  the immigrant 11  and in this way show they do not fear me,” says the Lord who rules over all.

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