against the wife of his youth.
 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for
one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that
ye deal not treacherously.
 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have
we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth
in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?
 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye
seek, shall suddenly come to this temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold,
he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall
stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
 And he shall sit as a
refiner and purifer of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that
they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem
be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
 And I will come near to you
to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against
false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless,
and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
 For I am
the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
 Even from the days of your
fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will
return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
 Will a man rob God?
Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
 Ye are
cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
 Bring ye all the tithes into the
storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts,
if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room
enough to receive it.
 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits
of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.
Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much
 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?
 And now we call the proud happy; yea,
they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.
 Then they that
feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of
remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare
them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
 Then shall ye return, and discern between
the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
 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 LORD of hosts, that it shall leave
them neither root nor branch.
 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise
with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
 And ye shall tread
down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith
the LORD of hosts.
 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in
Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before
the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
 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 smite the earth with a curse.