Malachi 4

The Day of the Lord

Mal 3:19 in Hb
“For indeed, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and everyone who commits wickedness will become stubble. The coming day will consume them,” says the Lord of
Hosts/hosts: Military forces consisting of God's angels, sometimes including the sun, moon, and stars, and occasionally, Israel
Hosts, “not leaving them root or branches.
2But for you who
fear(s) God or the Lord/ the fear of the Lord: No single English word conveys every aspect of the word fear in this phrase. The meaning includes worshipful submission, reverential awe, and obedient respect to the covenant-keeping God of Israel.
fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, d and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall.
Or like stall-fed calves
3You will trample the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day I am preparing,” says the Lord of Hosts.

A Final Warning

4 “Remember the instruction of Moses My servant, the statutes and ordinances I commanded him at Horeb f for all Israel. 5 Look, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet g before the great and awesome Day of the Lord comes. h 6
Mal 3:24 in Hb
And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. j Otherwise, I will come and strike the land
Or earth
with a curse.”
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