3 “Behold, aI send My messenger,
And he will bprepare the way before Me.
And the Lord, whom you seek,
Will suddenly come to His temple,
cEven the Messenger of the covenant,
In whom you delight.
Behold, dHe is coming,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
2 “But who can endure ethe day of His coming?
And fwho can stand when He appears?
For gHe is like a refiner’s fire
And like launderers’ soap.
3 hHe will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;
He will purify the sons of Levi,
And 1purge them as gold and silver,
That they may ioffer to the Lord
An offering in righteousness.
4 “Then jthe offering of Judah and Jerusalem
Will be 2pleasant to the Lord,
As in the days of old,
As in former years.