Old Testament

Malachi 4
41Look! The day is coming, burning like a blast furnace.[] All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble. The day that is coming will set them on fire, says the Lord of Armies, a day that will not leave behind a root or branch for them. 2But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness[] will rise, and there will be healing in its wings. You will go out and jump around like calves from the stall. 3You will trample the wicked. They will surely be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I take action, says the Lord of Armies.
4Remember the law of my servant Moses, which I commanded to him at Horeb to serve as statutes and judgments over all Israel.
5Look! I am going to send Elijah the prophet to you before the great and fearful day of the Lord comes![] 6He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise, I will come and strike the land with complete destruction.


  • 4:1 English verses 4:1–6 are verses 3:19–24 in Hebrew.
  • 4:2 Or the Sun of Righteousness will rise, and there will be healing in his wings. The question here is whether the words sun of righteousness are a title for the Messiah or a picture of the blessings of the Messianic era.
  • 4:5 This is fulfilled by John the Baptist (Matthew 11:7–14 and Luke 1:17).