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

  • 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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