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Malachi is a minor prophet. This is the last book of the Protestant "Old Testament".

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Are Malachi 3:1 and 4:5 talking about different events?

I arrived at this question when thinking of how John must fulfill Malachi's prophecy, but needed an explanation about how 4:5 talks about Elijah coming but 3:1 only talks about a messenger: 3:1 “...
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Did Malachi soften the policy of Ezra on the question of Divorce? (Ezra 10, Malachi 2)

In the Book of Ezra, Jews who intermarried with foreign wives responded to Ezra's message by determining to divorce their wives and also to send away any children produced by the marriage: Ezra 10 We ...
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Why does Jesus change the "me" to "you" in Matthew 11:10

In Matthew 11:10 (ESV): “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ In Malachi 3:1 (ESV): “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. ...
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How best to understand the NLT translation of Malachi 2:16?

Malachi 2:16 NLT "For I hate divorce!" says the Lord, the God of Israel. "It is as cruel as putting on a victim's bloodstained coat," says the Lord Almighty. "So guard ...
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Does John the Baptist's ministry precede that of 'God'?

Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, says of John the Baptist, whose birth he predicts and pronounces, that 'he shall go before him' that is to say, in context, before 'the Lord their God' - '...
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Is there a fundemental difference between the Masoretic Text and the Septuagint in the interpretation of Malachi 4:6?

I am not a Hebrew nor Greek student so I need some help here. As I'm studying in biblical resources, it "appears" to me that there could be a diffence between the two texts. Is this correct?...
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In Malachi 4:6,what is meant by the phrase, "and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and heart of the children to their fathers"?

Malachi 4 (KJV): For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the ...
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If Luke 1:17 was quoting the LXX version of Malachi 4:6, Why was ἐπιστρέφω used for “to turn” instead of copying ἀποκαθίστημι?

Should historians think Luke’s author used an available copy of LXX to reference Malachi 4:6, if the LXX-Malachi uses the Greek word “ἀποκαθίστημι” instead of “ἐπιστρέφω” in Luke 1:17? [LXX Malachi 4:...
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Why does Joel 1:17 have a footnote connecting to Malachi 2:3?

I'm reading Joel in the ESV and I noticed a footnote in verse 1:17 saying "The meaning of the Hebrew line [under the clods] is uncertain." The same verse has a comparative reference which ...
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Malachi 4:6 KJV curse or ESV destruction

It's two differences in the end of Malachi 4 in KJV and ESV as follows; And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and ...
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Were the Locusts ( ἀκρίδες ) of Matthew 3:4 suppose to represent the banished Devourer ( בָּֽאֹכֵ֔ל ) of food from Malachi 3:11?

Jesus intentionally associates the prophecy of [Malachi 3:1] with John the Baptist, during John’s imprisonment in [Matthew 11:10]: οὗτός γὰρ ἐστιν περὶ οὗ γέγραπται, Ἰδού, ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω τὸν ἄγγελόν ...
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Do Malachi 1:2-3 & Romans 9:13 refer to God Loving Jacob & God Hating Esau as hyperbole or a figure of speech, not Calvinism/predestination doctrine?

Calvinist/Reformed Baptists often cite the the following verses associated with Jacob being selected as opposed to Esau as examples of supporting the Doctrine of Calvinism/Predestination(i.e. ...
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(Malachi 1:12) No tetragrammaton, but capitalised LORD in KJV

Malachi 1:12 in the Leningrad Codex has a literal "Lord", אֲדֹנָי֙, in "the table of the Lord", שֻׁלְחַ֤ן אֲדֹנָי֙. Why does the King James Version signify an occurrence of the ...
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How many distinct persons are present in Malachi 3:1-5? Who are they? Can we link them prophetically to persons from the New Testament?

Malachi 3:1-5 (NRSV): See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—...
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How to translate Malachi 2:15a?

Malachi 2:15a, New International Version Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. Mal 2:15 in English Standard Version Did he not make them one, with a portion of the ...
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Did Malachi 4:5, 6 prophesy the coming of John the Baptist?

Malachi 4:5 “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 6He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children ...
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Should we put God to test or not?

Moses says "don't put God to test" (Deut. 6:16), but Malachi say "put God to test" (Mal. 3:10). You shall not put the Lord your God to the test, as you tested him at Massah." ...
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Malachi 3:10 "meat" vs "prey"?

Can "meat" in Malachi 3:10 KJV refer to "prey"? Specifically, the Hebrew word in question is "טֶ֨רֶף֙". The HLOT and BDB lexicons refer to the word meaning both "...
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How could Abraham change God's mind in Genesis 18:24-32?

Regarding Genesis 18:24-32. Help me understand how/why Abraham’s multiple supplications caused God to change His mind so many times in light of “I am the Lord and I change not”. Malachi 3:6
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What is priesthood covenant (covenant with Levi) in Malachi 2:4?

What is priesthood covenant in Malachi 2:4 and how do you interpret it in the context of the passage? NIV: And you will know that I have sent you this warning so that my covenant with Levi may ...
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Why did God hate Esau from the womb when he had done no evil?

In my effort to take a survey on the character of Esau, I seem to be running into more difficulties in unveiling why the All-Loving God had to declare hatred for Esau right from the womb when he had ...
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In Malachi 3:3 when God says, “He will purify the Levites” was this fulfilled at the cross?

“Like a refiner of silver he will sit and closely watch as the dross is burned away. He will purify the Levites, the ministers of God, refining them like gold or silver, so that they will do their ...
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In Matthew 3:12 who or what is the "chaff" and how does it differ from the "wheat"?

Matt 3:12 reads: whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor; and he will gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire. ...
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Does Malachi 3:10 suggest that they did bring part of the tithe?

Malachi 3:10 NKJV 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of ...
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In Malachi 3:11, who or what is “the devourer”?

Who or what is “the devourer” to which Malachi 3:11 refers? 11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear ...
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How is Malachi 1:11 to be understood?

Early Christians linked the sacrifice of the Eucharist with the sacrifice described in Malachi 1. In the King James Version, this passage relevant reads 10 ... I have no pleasure in you, saith the ...
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Does Didache 14:1-3 alluding to Malachi 1:6-14 indicate that he is discussing "the Lord's Supper"?

It seems to me he is making the allusion for that purpose but it is a particularly bad one since they are apples and oranges: Didache 14: On the Lord's Day of the Lord come together, break bread and ...
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What is the meaning of Malachi 2:14-15

The NASB has a very confusing translation. The bolded part is the part of confusion. Yet you say, ‘For what reason?’ Because the Lord has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, ...
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In Matthew 11:10 where does Matthew/Jesus get the reading "before *your* face"?

In Matthew 11:10 we read that Christ said of John the Baptist in reference to his role of heralding and preparing the way for Christ: Matthew 11:7-10 (DRB) 7 And when they went their way, Jesus ...
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In Acts 5:9-11 why does Peter dispense immediate judgment?

In Matthew 13:30 Jesus taught a parable about not pulling up weeds until the harvest: NIV Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First ...
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Does Malachi 2:7 and 3:1 prove that "the messenger" will be a levite priest?

Malachi 2:7 (KJV) For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts Malachi 3:1 (kjv) Behold, I will send my ...
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Has God ordained the divorce decree? [closed]

How did Jesus explain divorce with respect to Moses permitting it versus God's Law?
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The original Hebrew of Malachi 2:16

I pose a question about the original Hebrew hermeneutics of this passage. The MT of Malachi 2:16 reads: כִּֽי־ שָׂנֵ֣א שַׁלַּ֗ח אָמַ֤ר יְהֹוָה֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וְכִסָּ֤ה חָמָס֙ עַל־לְבוּשׁ֔וֹ ...
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What is the covenant of Levi?

What is the "covenant of Levi" referred to at Malachi 2:8? ESV But you have turned aside from the way. You have caused many to stumble by your instruction. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi,...
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Who is the "messenger of the covenant" Malachi 3:1?

(KJV)Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye ...
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What is the "polluted bread" in Malachi 1:7?

(KJV)Malachi 1:7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the Lord is contemptible. Could the polluted bread be referring to ...
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"Until there is no more need" in Malachi 3:10

In Malachi 3:10 the LORD suggests (?) putting him to the test him in order to see אִם־לֹא אֶפְתַּ֣ח לָכֶם אֵת אֲרֻבּוֹת הַשָּׁמַיִם וַהֲרִיקֹתִי לָכֶם בְּרָכָה עַד־בְּלִי־דָי if I will not open ...
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Did Malachi understand himself to being writing as the last prophet?

"Malachi", says Wikipedia, "is the last book of the Neviim contained in the Tanakh, the last of the twelve minor prophets (canonically) and the final book of the Neviim." There's a whole lot of last-...
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Was the tenth of an ephah in Exodus 29:40 considered a tithe as stated in Malachi 3:10?

Exodus 29:40 With the first lamb offer a tenth of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with a quarter of a hin of oil from pressed olives, and a quarter of a hin of wine as a drink offering. Malachi 3:...
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Translation of "šal·laḥ" in Malachi 2:16

The NIV translates "šal·laḥ" in Malachi 2:16 as "hates and divorces": “The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,” says ...
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Does Mark 5:27-28 contain an allusion to Malachi 4:2?

"Healing in his wings" is described in Malachi 4:2. In Mark’s Gospel, the woman with a "discharge of blood for twenty years" stated her belief that if she touched Jesus’ garment ...
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Translation of "change" in Malachi 3:6

In Malachi 3:6, the word שָׁנִ֑יתִי (translated change) is used ("For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.") This appears to me to be in the perfect tense ...
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Why does John the Baptist deny being "Elijah"?

So Malachi rather cryptically ends with “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and ...
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What does grow up as calves in the stall mean in Malachi 4:2b?

Please explain what does grow up as calves in the stall mean as stated in Malachi 4:2? and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. - Malachi 4:2b
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How is the coming of the Lord in Malachi 3:2 like 'soap'?

In Malachi 3:2-3 the day of the Lord's coming is said to be "like a refiner 's fire and like fullers' soap." I can understand that he would purify by fire because fire was used to purify metals and ...
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What was Malachi's meaning in "The sun of righteousness" vs the sun gods of his day?

In Malachi 4:1-3 (Tanach 3:19-21) It is interpreted as 'sun' (Shemesh) and then talks of the 'wings' (Kanaph) using the Hebrew words. When looking at the history and the pagan gods of that day, they ...
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Is Malachi a pseudonym?

The ESV has a note on Malachi 1:1: The oracle of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.1 1:1 Malachi means my messenger Malachi's Wikipedia entry shows that this has caused interpreters to ...
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Can "שָׂנֵא" mean "rejected"?

I have posted a question about the translation of μισέω in Romans 9:15, which quotes Malachi 1:2-3. To further dig into the question of whether "rejected" is a correct translation, I would like to ...
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