Malachi 4:5

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beholde, I will send you Eliiah the Prophet, before the comming of the great and dreadfull day of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of Jehovah come.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, I am sending you Elijah the prophet before the day of the Lord comes, that great day, greatly to be feared.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, I send unto you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and terrible day of Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
- Webster's Bible

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of Yahweh comes.
- World English Bible

Lo, I am sending to you Elijah the prophet, Before the coming of the day of Jehovah, The great and the fearful.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(3:23) Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 4:5


4:5 Behold I will send - Though the spirit of prophecy cease for four hundred years, yet at the expiring of those years, you shall have one sent, as great as Elijah. Elijah - Namely John the Baptist, who came in the spirit and power of Elijah, #Luke 1:17|, and therefore bears his name. Before - That is, immediately before; so he was born six months before Christ, and began his preaching a few years before Christ began to exercise his publick office. The great and dreadful day of the Lord - This literally refers to the times of vengeance upon the Jews, from the death of Christ to the final desolation of the city and temple, and by accommodation, to the end of the world.


Discussion for Malachi 4

  • 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.
  • 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

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