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

  • Lane
    Hello Saints,

    John, GOD's will is to be obedient to his word, have the conduct, and mind of LORD JESUS. If we behave like the lost, then their is no hope. The Jewish people are awaken, and I have faith that they to will all come around.
  • Teresa Roper
    This is a future event of the end, and it is happening before our eyes. You notice the fathers being a lower case f. Our Father is always a higher case F. The evil will be burnt with fervent heat, reduced to ashes under the soles of the feet of the righteous who love the Lord.
  • Bruce
    John G:Jesus came as the Son! Matthew16:16. John the Baptist came as Elijah.Matthew17:10-13. They both came to do the will Father.
    Irene-John:Will of the Father.Matthew7:21,26:39. Our mind 1Corinthians 2:16. Salvation 1Timothy 2:4. The will of the father is no Mystery. True believers are to study, be in prayer, reach the lost! Helping whosoever. John6:44,1 John1:9, Matthew3:11,ll Corinthians5:17
  • Anne
    I am reminded of Eccl. 12:13 "The end of the matter, all has been heard. Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgement, with every thing whether good or evil". (ESV)
  • John Grays
    Jesus did come as Elijah, as in His hour of need He had a visitation by Moses and Elijah. Jesus came to correct the past and set forth a new thing for God's people because of the disorder Satan caused in the leadership of the church. We have yet to understand what God's Will truly is.....
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. TREACHERY ! TREASON ! TYRANNY ! ALL THINGS SHALL BE COMPLETELY EXPOSED IN THE END OF THIS AGE OF THE GENTILES GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH IN AND THROUGH HIS SON WHO LIVES AND ABIDES FOREVER CHRIST YESHUA JESUS GLORY AMEN ! THAT WOMAN OF THE SERPANTS SEED WILL BE EXPOSED ONCE AND FOR ALL AMEN INDEED ! ELIJAH COMES FIRST GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH THROUGH CHRIST YESHUA JESUS GLORY AMEN !

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