Malachi 4:3

“And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And yee shall treade downe the wicked: for they shall bee ashes vnder the soles of your feet, in the day that I shall doe this, saith the Lord of hosts.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You will tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing, says the LORD of hosts."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I make, saith Jehovah of hosts.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the evil-doers will be crushed under you, they will be dust under your feet, in the day when I do my work, says the Lord of armies.
- Basic English Bible

And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I prepare, saith Jehovah of hosts.
- Darby Bible

And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
- Webster's Bible

You shall tread down the wicked; for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I make," says Yahweh of Armies.
- World English Bible

And ye have trodden down the wicked, For they are ashes under the soles of your feet, In the day that I am appointing, Said Jehovah of Hosts.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(3:21) And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I do make, saith the LORD of hosts.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 4:3


4:3 Tread down the wicked - When believers by faith overcome the world, when they suppress their corrupt appetites and passions, and when the God of peace bruises Satan under their feet, then they indeed tread down the wicked.


Discussion for Malachi 4

  • 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 !
  • Wm Cantelon
    John the Baptist was the voice in the wilderness making straight and smooth the way of the Lord. Elijah has already come and was received without honor as Jesus Christ was despised and rejected as a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. He was esteemed smitten of God and afflicted. Now is apostasy. John did no miracle but everything he said was true. An adulterous generation seeks after signs.

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