1God's judgment on the wicked, 2and his blessing on the good: 4he exhorteth to the study of the law; 5and telleth of Elijah's coming and office.
1For, 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.
3And 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:
6And 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.