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

  • Tommie
    I believe this passage is speaking of the Elijah as the fiery preacher John the Baptist. How many of us Christians would call people vipers? However, we need to remember that John the Baptist had the Holy Spirit in him while he was in the womb! Wow!!
  • M Hall
    Comparing the different Bible versions, it is interesting to see which one is Inspired and which ones aren't, I.e "..in his wings..." vs "..in its wings...". Just like that, one word or sometimes, a letter at a time, is that wicked one constantly "as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:" Be vigilant and always test the spirits.
  • Bruce
    Elijah has already come. He was John The Baptist: Matthew 17:11-13. And they done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him. Mark 9:11-13.
  • A disciple
    "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:" As John the Baptist went before the face of the Lord, when He came as the Lamb of God; so will Elijah and Enoch be sent to preach to Israel just before the Second Coming of Christ. It will be the Time of Jacob's Trouble, but he shall be saved out of it! That is the Day which God has spoken of!
  • Kurious
    what's up with the sun in malachi 4:2 is that sun worship
  • 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.

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