God's judgment on the wicked, and his blessing on the good: he exhorteth to the study of the law; and telleth of Elijah's coming and office.
1 For, behold, 1the day cometh, that 2shall burn as an oven; and all 3the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, 4shall be stubble: and 5the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 ¶ But unto you that 1fear my name shall the 2Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall 3go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
3 And ye shall 1tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet 2in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.
4 ¶ 1Remember ye the 2law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him 3in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
5 ¶ Behold, I will send you 1Elijah the prophet before the coming of 2the great and dreadful day of the Lord:
6 And he 1shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.