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Malachi 3:12

    Malachi 3:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And all nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a delightsome land, said the LORD of hosts.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And all nations shall call you happy; for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith Jehovah of hosts.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And you will be named happy by all nations: for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of armies.

    Webster's Revision

    And all nations shall call you happy; for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith Jehovah of hosts.

    World English Bible

    "All nations shall call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land," says Yahweh of Armies.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And all nations shall call you happy: for ye shall he a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.

    Definitions for Malachi 3:12

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Malachi 3:12

    All nations shall call you blessed - They shall see that a peculiar blessing of God rests upon you, and your land shall be delightsome; like Paradise, the garden of the Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on Malachi 3:12

    All nations shall call you blessed - The promise goes beyond the temporal prosperity of their immediate obedience. Few could know or think much of the restored prolificalness of Judaea; none could know of its antecedents. A people, as well as individuals, may starve, and none know of it. Had the whole population of Judah died out, their Persian masters would not have cared for it, but would have sent fresh colonists to replace them and pay the tribute to the great king. The only interest, which all nations could have in them, was as being the people of God, from whom He should come, "the Desire of all nations, in whom all the families of the earth would be blessed." Of this, God's outward favor was the earnest; they should have again the blessings which He had promised to His people.

    And ye shall be called a delightsome land - , literally "a land of good pleasure." It was not so much the land as the people; ye shall be called. The land stands for the people upon it, in whom its characteristics lay. The river Jordan was not so bright as Abana and Pharpar: "the aspect of the shore" is the same, when the inhabitants are spiritually or morally dead; only the more beautiful, in contrast with the lifeless "spirit of man." So Isaiah says Isaiah 62:2-4, "The nations shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory; and thou shrill be called by a name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name Thou shalt no more be called Forsaken, nor shall thy land be called Desolate, but thou shalt be called My-delight-is-in-her, and thy land Married: for the Lord delighteth in thee and thy land shall be married." God and man should delight in her.

    Wesley's Notes on Malachi 3:12

    3:12 All nations - All that are about you. A delightsome land - The revival of religion in a land, will make it delight - some, both to God, and to all good men.