The Great Day of God

“For behold, (A)the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all (B)the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be (C)stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“That will (D)leave them neither root nor branch.
But to you who (E)fear My name
The (F)Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.

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Final Admonition

[a]For behold, the day is coming, (A)burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be (B)chaff; and the day that is coming will (C)set them ablaze,” says the Lord of armies, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branches. But for you who [b]fear My name, the (D)sun of righteousness will rise with (E)healing in its wings; and you will go forth and (F)frolic like calves from the stall.

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 4:1 Ch 3:19 in Heb
  2. Malachi 4:2 Or revere

Final Admonition

“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant (proud, self-righteous, haughty), and every evildoer shall be stubble; and the day that is coming shall set them on fire,” says the Lord of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.(A) But for you who fear My name [with awe-filled reverence] the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go forward and leap [joyfully] like calves [released] from the stall.

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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. But for you who revere my name,(G) the sun of righteousness(H) will rise with healing(I) in its rays. And you will go out and frolic(J) like well-fed calves.

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Footnotes

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

For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

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“But who can endure (A)the day of His coming?
And (B)who can stand when He appears?
For (C)He is like a refiner’s fire
And like launderers’ soap.
(D)He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;
He will purify the sons of Levi,
And [a]purge them as gold and silver,
That they may (E)offer to the Lord
An offering in righteousness.

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 3:3 Or refine

“But who can (A)endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a (B)refiner’s fire, and like launderer’s soap. And He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will (C)purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may (D)present to the Lord [a]offerings in righteousness.

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  1. Malachi 3:3 Or grain offerings

But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderer’s soap [which removes impurities and uncleanness].(A) He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi [the priests], and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord [grain] offerings in righteousness.

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But who can endure(A) the day of his coming?(B) Who can stand(C) when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire(D) or a launderer’s soap.(E) He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver;(F) he will purify(G) the Levites and refine them like gold and silver.(H) Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,(I)

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But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:

And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.

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The Day of the Lord

10 But (A)the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which (B)the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be [a]burned up. 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be (C)in holy conduct and godliness, 12 (D)looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will (E)be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will (F)melt with fervent heat?

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  1. 2 Peter 3:10 NU laid bare, lit. found

A New Heaven and Earth

10 But (A)the day of the Lord (B)will come like a thief, in which (C)the heavens (D)will pass away with a roar and the (E)elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and (F)the earth and [a]its works will be [b]discovered.

11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 (G)looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which (H)the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the (I)elements will melt with intense heat!

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Peter 3:10 Lit the works in it
  2. 2 Peter 3:10 I.e., as worthless; late mss burned up

A New Heaven and Earth

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will vanish with a [mighty and thunderous] roar, and the [material] elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and the works that are on it will be [a]burned up.

11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be [in the meantime] in holy behavior [that is, in a pattern of daily life that sets you apart as a believer] and in godliness [displaying profound reverence toward our awesome God], 12 [while you earnestly] look for and await the coming of the day of God. For on this day the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the [material] elements will melt with intense heat!(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Peter 3:10 Two early mss have “discovered” instead of “burned up.” It is possible that Peter means something like “discovered for what they really are—temporary creations.”

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.(A) The heavens will disappear with a roar;(B) the elements will be destroyed by fire,(C) and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.[a](D)

11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward(E) to the day of God and speed its coming.[b](F) That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.(G)

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  1. 2 Peter 3:10 Some manuscripts be burned up
  2. 2 Peter 3:12 Or as you wait eagerly for the day of God to come

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

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11 (A)You shall conceive chaff,
You shall bring forth stubble;
Your breath, as fire, shall devour you.
12 And the people shall be like the burnings of lime;
(B)Like thorns cut up they shall be burned in the fire.
13 Hear, (C)you who are afar off, what I have done;
And you who are near, acknowledge My might.”

14 The sinners in Zion are afraid;
Fearfulness has seized the hypocrites:
“Who among us shall dwell with the devouring (D)fire?
Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”
15 He who (E)walks righteously and speaks uprightly,
He who despises the gain of oppressions,
Who gestures with his hands, refusing bribes,
Who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed,
And (F)shuts his eyes from seeing evil:
16 He will dwell on [a]high;
His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks;
Bread will be given him,
His water will be sure.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 33:16 Lit. heights

11 You have (A)conceived [a]chaff, you will give birth to stubble;
[b]My (B)breath will consume you like a fire.
12 The peoples will be burned to lime,
(C)Like cut thorns which are burned in the fire.

13 “You who are far away, (D)hear what I have done;
And you who are near, [c]acknowledge My might.”
14 (E)Sinners in Zion are terrified;
(F)Trembling has seized the godless.
“Who among us can live with (G)the consuming fire?
Who among us can live with everlasting (H)burning?”
15 One who (I)walks righteously and speaks with integrity,
One who rejects [d]unjust gain
And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe;
One who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed
And (J)shuts his eyes from looking at evil;
16 He will dwell on the heights,
(K)His refuge will be the [e]impregnable rock;
(L)His bread will be given him,
His water will be sure.

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  1. Isaiah 33:11 Lit dry grass
  2. Isaiah 33:11 One ancient version; MT Your breath will
  3. Isaiah 33:13 Lit know
  4. Isaiah 33:15 Lit gain of extortioners
  5. Isaiah 33:16 Lit stronghold of rock

11 
“You have conceived dried grass, you will give birth to stubble;
My breath is a fire that will consume you.
12 
“The peoples will be burned to lime,
Like thorns cut down which are burned in the fire.

13 
“You who are far away, hear what I have done;
And you who are near, acknowledge My might.”
14 
The sinners in Zion are terrified;
Trembling has seized the godless.
[They cry] “Who among us can live with the consuming fire?
Who among us can live with everlasting burning?”
15 
He who walks righteously and speaks with integrity,
Who rejects gain from fraud and from oppression,
Who shakes his hand free from the taking of bribes,
Who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed
And shuts his eyes to avoid looking upon evil;
16 
He will dwell on the heights,
His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks,
His bread will be given him;
His water will be permanent.

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11 You conceive(A) chaff,
    you give birth(B) to straw;
    your breath is a fire(C) that consumes you.
12 The peoples will be burned to ashes;(D)
    like cut thornbushes(E) they will be set ablaze.(F)

13 You who are far away,(G) hear(H) what I have done;
    you who are near, acknowledge my power!
14 The sinners(I) in Zion are terrified;
    trembling(J) grips the godless:
“Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire?(K)
    Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?”
15 Those who walk righteously(L)
    and speak what is right,(M)
who reject gain from extortion(N)
    and keep their hands from accepting bribes,(O)
who stop their ears against plots of murder
    and shut their eyes(P) against contemplating evil—
16 they are the ones who will dwell on the heights,(Q)
    whose refuge(R) will be the mountain fortress.(S)
Their bread will be supplied,
    and water will not fail(T) them.

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