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.

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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.

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 4:1 Ch 3:19 in Heb

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)

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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.

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.

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13 For the people do not turn to Him who strikes them,
Nor do they seek the Lord of hosts.
14 Therefore the Lord will cut off head and tail from Israel,
Palm branch and bulrush (A)in one day.
15 The elder and honorable, he is the head;
The prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail.

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13 Yet the people (A)do not turn back to Him who struck them,
Nor do they (B)seek the Lord of armies.
14 So the Lord cuts off (C)head and tail from Israel,
Both palm branch and bulrush (D)in a single day.
15 The head is (E)the elder and esteemed man,
And the prophet who teaches (F)falsehood is the tail.

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Yet the people do not turn back [in repentance] to Him who struck them,
Nor do they seek the Lord of hosts [as their most essential need].
14 
Therefore the Lord cuts off head and tail [the highest and the lowest] from Israel,
Both [the high] palm branch and [the low] bulrush in one day.
15 
The elderly and honorable man, he is the head;
And the prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail.

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13 But the people have not returned(A) to him who struck(B) them,
    nor have they sought(C) the Lord Almighty.
14 So the Lord will cut off from Israel both head and tail,
    both palm branch and reed(D) in a single day;(E)
15 the elders(F) and dignitaries(G) are the head,
    the prophets(H) who teach lies(I) are the tail.

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13 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the Lord of hosts.

14 Therefore the Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.

15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

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O Lord, are not (A)Your eyes on the truth?
You have (B)stricken them,
But they have not grieved;
You have consumed them,
But (C)they have refused to receive correction.
They have made their faces harder than rock;
They have refused to return.

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Lord, do (A)Your eyes not look for honesty?
You have (B)struck them,
But they did not [a]weaken;
You have consumed them,
But they (C)refused to accept discipline.
They have (D)made their faces harder than rock;
They have refused to repent.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 5:3 Or become sick


O Lord, do not Your eyes look for truth?
You [have seen their faithless heart and] have stricken them,
But they did not weaken;
You have consumed them,
But they refused to take correction or instruction.
They have made their faces harder than rock;
They have refused to repent and return to You.

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Lord, do not your eyes(A) look for truth?
    You struck(B) them, but they felt no pain;
    you crushed them, but they refused correction.(C)
They made their faces harder than stone(D)
    and refused to repent.(E)

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O Lord, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

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