Malachi 4:1

“For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For beholde, the day commeth, that shall burne as an ouen, and all the proud, yea and all that doe wickedly shalbe stubble: and the day that commeth, shal burne them vp, saith the Lord of hostes, that it shall leaue them neither roote nor branch.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze, says the LORD of hosts, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For, behold, the day cometh, it burneth as a furnace; and all the proud, and all that work wickedness, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith Jehovah of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For see, the day is coming, it is burning like an oven; all the men of pride and all who do evil will be dry stems of grass: and in the day which is coming they will be burned up, says the Lord of armies, till they have not a root or a branch.
- Basic English Bible

For behold, the day cometh, burning as a furnace; and all the proud and all that work wickedness shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith Jehovah of hosts, so that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
- Darby Bible

For behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
- Webster's Bible

For, behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace; and all the proud, and all who work wickedness, will be stubble; and the day that comes will burn them up, says Yahweh of Armies, "that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
- World English Bible

For, lo, the day hath come, burning as a furnace, And all the proud, and every wicked doer, have been stubble, And burnt them hath the day that came, Said Jehovah of Hosts, That there is not left to them root or branch,
- Youngs Literal Bible

(3:19) For, behold, the day cometh, it burneth as a furnace; and all the proud, and all that work wickedness, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall set them ablaze, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 4:1


4:1 Cometh - Tho' it be at a distance from you, yet it is coming and will overtake you and overwhelm you too. As an oven - The refiner's fire, chap. #3:2|, is now represented as a fire, burning more dreadfully, as it did indeed when Jerusalem and the temple were on fire, when the fire raged every where, but most fiercely where the arched roofs made it double itself, and infold flames with flames. And this may well be an emblem of the day of judgment.


Discussion for Malachi 4

  • Carey wyatt
    genesis 12 1-3 father abraham , galatians 3-29 true christains , rev 18-20 judgement on harlot church , rev 19 7-10 blessing on true church , starting of 1000 year reign of christ on earth , malachi 4 i think .
  • Sam
    A prophet who indeed turn the faith of the children back to that of their fathers down thru the ages to perfect the endtime bride ready for the wedding ceremony of Jesus Christ. As Revelation 10:7 says, he will reveal ALL the mysteries down thru the church ages.
  • Robert Zimmerman
    the prophecy of Elijah means exactly this,when it is said,that Elijah will have the power to make every high mountain low and every crooked path straight,you need to picture a inpassible mountain terrain with high mountains and a crooked path passing through it,with deep valleys and rough terrain,truly a treacherous path for one to walk and navigate through,so picture Elijah raising the deep
  • Farai
    do they keep the day holy?they only worhip on sunday
  • Uriel facey
    beloved, the Elijah of Malachi indeed was John the Baptist, Jesus said this he did not hint on any other occurance in the future: folks are reading too much into a fulfilled scripture. the whole law and the prophets of old testament found their fulfillment in Christ, his birth, ministry, passion, death, burial and resurrection the rest is what he does through the holy ghost. one needs to take the scriptures in their context, in their time frame. for all the plan of GOD IS ACCOMPLISHED IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST...AMEN.
  • Elijah has come and people have missed him just like they missed Elijah of Malachi 3 John the Baptist . By the way, Elijah of Malachi 4 is not John the Baptist as many people think. Other scriptures to support that are Luke 17 :30, Revelation 10 :7 e.t.c. And he is turning the hearts of children back to the heart of the fathers i.e.he is restoring the world back to the apostolic faith. John the Baptist returned hearts of the fathers to the children Luke 1:17

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