The Day of the Lord

1 a "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, "not leaving them root or branches.

References for Malachi 4:1

    • a 4:1 - Mal 3:19 in Hb
      2 But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings,b and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall.c

      References for Malachi 4:2

        • b 4:2 - Ps 37:6; Isa 58:8
        • c 4:2 - Or like stall-fed calves
          3 You 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 Horebd for all Israel.

          References for Malachi 4:4

            • d 4:4 - Dt 4:10,15; 5:2
              5 Look, I am going to send you Elijah the prophete before the great and awesome Day of the Lord comes.f

              References for Malachi 4:5

                • e 4:5 - Mt 11:13-14
                • f 4:5 - Jl 2:31; Ac 2:20
                  6 g And he will turn the hearts of fathers to [their] children and the hearts of children to their fathers.h Otherwise, I will come and strike the landi with a curse."

                  References for Malachi 4:6

                    • g 4:6 - Mal 3:24 in Hb
                    • h 4:6 - Lk 1:17
                    • i 4:6 - Or earth