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 4:5

  • 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
  • The further into the future we go the more powerful technology becomes Elijah will surely condemn the modern world for their abundant use of sorcery which freely offers the wickedness of Jezebel
  • NSHELE BESA for verse 5
    Elijah the prophecy, is the people of who have stand firm with God,will preache,warn people before the second coming of Christ
  • The great and dreadful day of the Lord. does not mean the death of Christ.instead, the book of malachi talks greatly about end time message, this shows that before Jesus return on earth, God will send a prophet with Elijah spirit who will unite fathers and sons.John the baptist was not to unite but to prepare ways of the lord. crucifixion days was not dreadful days, instead wonderful days in which we should rejoice for it. The origin of church.

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