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“Watch now,” the Lord Almighty declares, “the day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. The proud and wicked will be burned up like straw; like a tree, they will be consumed—roots and all.

“But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture. Then you will tread upon the wicked as ashes underfoot,” says the Lord Almighty. “Remember to obey the laws I gave all Israel through Moses my servant on Mount Horeb.

“See, I will send you another prophet like Elijah[a] before the coming of the great and dreadful judgment day of God. His preaching will bring fathers and children together again, to be of one mind and heart, for they will know that if they do not repent, I will come and utterly destroy their land.”


  1. Malachi 4:5 another prophet like Elijah, literally, “the prophet Elijah.” Compare Matthew 17:10-12 and Luke 1:17.

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