24 Therefore, as tongues of fire(A) lick up straw(B)
    and as dry grass sinks down in the flames,
so their roots will decay(C)
    and their flowers blow away like dust;(D)
for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty
    and spurned the word(E) of the Holy One(F) of Israel.

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Judgment and Covenant Renewal

[a]“Surely the day is coming;(A) it will burn like a furnace.(B) All the arrogant(C) and every evildoer will be stubble,(D) and the day that is coming will set them on fire,(E)” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch(F) will be left to them.

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 4:1 In Hebrew texts 4:1-6 is numbered 3:19-24.

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