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Malachi 3:5–6

5 And I will come near you for judgment;

I will be a swift witness

Against sorcerers,

Against adulterers,

kAgainst perjurers,

Against those who lexploit wage earners and mwidows and orphans,

And against those who turn away an alien—

Because they do not fear Me,”

Says the Lord of hosts.

6 “For I am the Lord, nI do not change;

oTherefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.

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Malachi 3:5–6 — The New International Version (NIV)

“So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty.

“I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.

Malachi 3:5–6 — English Standard Version (ESV)

“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

Malachi 3:5–6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

Malachi 3:5–6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“At that time I will put you on trial. I am eager to witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars. I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among you of justice, for these people do not fear me,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

“I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed.

Malachi 3:5–6 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord All-Powerful says, “Then I will come to you and judge you. I will be quick to testify against those who take part in evil magic, adultery, and lying under oath, those who cheat workers of their pay and who cheat widows and orphans, those who are unfair to foreigners, and those who do not respect me.

“I the Lord do not change. So you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed.

Malachi 3:5–6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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 the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the sojourner from his right, and fear not me, saith Jehovah of hosts. For I, Jehovah, change not; therefore ye, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

Malachi 3:5–6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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 the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hired servant in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith Jehovah of hosts. For I Jehovah change not, and ye, sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

Malachi 3:5–6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“I will come to judge you. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers, lying witnesses, and those who cheat workers out of their wages and oppress widows and orphans. I will also testify against those who deprive foreigners of their rights. None of them fear me,” says the Lord of Armies.

“I, the Lord, never change. That is why you descendants of Jacob haven’t been destroyed yet.

Malachi 3:5–6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

“I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny justice to the foreigner. They do not fear Me,” says the Lord of Hosts. “Because I, Yahweh, have not changed, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed.

Malachi 3:5–6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then I will draw near to you for judgment; I will be swift to bear witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired workers in their wages, the widow and the orphan, against those who thrust aside the alien, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.

For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, have not perished.

Malachi 3:5–6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

“Then I will approach you for judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers, and against those who swear falsely, and against the oppressors of the hired worker with his wages, the widow and the orphan, and the abusers of the alien, and yet do not fear me,” says Yahweh of hosts.

“For I, Yahweh, have not changed, and you, O children of Jacob, have not perished.

Malachi 3:5–6 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

“So I will come and judge you. I will be quick to bring charges against all of you,” says the Lord who rules over all. “I will bring charges against you sinful people who do not have any respect for me. That includes those who practice evil magic. It includes those who commit adultery and those who tell lies in court. It includes those who cheat workers out of their pay. It includes those who crush widows. It also includes those who mistreat children whose fathers have died. And it includes those who take away the rights of outsiders in the courts.

“I am the Lord. I do not change. That is why I have not destroyed you members of Jacob’s family.

Malachi 3:5–6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me,” says the Lord of hosts.

“For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.