corner graphic   Hi,    
ver. 2.0.20.05.25
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Malachi 4

 

 

Verse 1

behold. Figure of speech Asterisrmos. App-6.

all that do. Hebrew = every one who doeth. But some eighty codices, with four early printed editions, Targum, Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "all who work. "

wickedly = lawlessness. Hebrew rasha". App-44.

saith = hath said.

the LORD of hosts. See note on Malachi 1:4.

leave. A Homonym. See notes on Genesis 39:6. Exodus 23:5.


Verse 2

fear = revere. See the Structure "Y" and "Y", p. 1300.

Sun. Here the word "Sun" is feminine, as in Genesis 15:17. Jeremiah 15:9. Nahum 3:17, &c.; and is connected with "rightousness" (which is also feminine), which Messiah, the righteous One, alone can bring.

of. In this case "of "would be the Genitive of Apposition. See App-17.

wings = beams, or rays.

ye. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version omits this "ye".

grow up = leap for joy, or frisk.

as = like.


Verse 3

the wicked = lawless ones. Hebrew rasha ". App-44.

in the day. See App-18.

I shall do this = that I am preparing; as in Malachi 3:17.


Verse 4

the law of Moses. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 20:3, &c.) App-92.

Moses My servant. Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 12:7; see note there). App-92.

which I commanded, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 1:6; Deuteronomy 4:10). App-92.

statutes and judgments. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 4:1. See note there). App-92.


Verse 5

Elijah the prophet. Called thus, only here, and in 2 Chronicles 21:12. Elsewhere, always "Elijah the Tishbite", to indicate his own person; but here "Elijah the prophet "because had Israel received Messiah, John the Baptist would have been reckoned as Elijah (see notes on Matthew 17:9-13, Mark 9:11-13): and, at His last supper, the wine, representing His blood, would have been (as it will yet be) reckoned as "the blood of the (New) Covenant", as foretold in Jeremiah 31:31-34. Hebrews 8:8-13; Hebrews 10:15-17; Hebrews 12:24).

day of the LORD. See note on Isaiah 2:12, Isaiah 2:17; Isaiah 13:6, &c.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.


Verse 6

children = sons.


 


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Malachi 4:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/malachi-4.html. 1909-1922.

Lectionary Calendar
Monday, May 25th, 2020
the Seventh Week after Easter
ADVERTISEMENT
Commentary Navigator
Search This Commentary
Enter query in the box below
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology