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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Malachi 4

 

 


Introduction
1God's judgment on the wicked;
2and his blessing on the good.
4He exhorts to the study of the law;
5and tells of Elijah's coming and office.

Verse 1
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.
the day
5; 3:2; Ezekiel 7:10; Joel 2:1,31; Zephaniah 1:14; Zechariah 14:1; Luke 19:43; 21:20; 2 Peter 3:7
shall burn
Psalms 21:9,10; Nahum 1:5,6; Zephaniah 1:18; Matthew 3:12; 2 Thessalonians 1:8
and all the
3:15,18; Exodus 15:7; Psalms 119:119; Isaiah 2:12-17; 5:24; 40:24; 41:2; 47:14; Obadiah 1:18; Nahum 1:10
that it
Job 18:16; Amos 2:9

Verse 2
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
that fear
3:16; Psalms 85:9; Isaiah 50:10; 66:1,2; Luke 1:50; Acts 13:26; Revelation 11:18
the Sun
2 Samuel 23:4; Psalms 67:1; 84:11; Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 9:2; 30:26; 49:6; 60:1-3,19,20; Hosea 6:3; Matthew 4:15,16; Luke 1:78; 2:32; John 1:4,8,14; 8:12; 9:4; 12:35,36; John 12:40; Acts 13:47; 26:18; Ephesians 5:8-14; 2 Peter 1:19; 1 John 2:8; Revelation 2:28; Revelation 22:16
healing
Psalms 103:3; 147:3; Isaiah 53:5; 57:18,19; Jeremiah 17:14; 33:6; Ezekiel 47:12; Hosea 6:1; 14:4; Matthew 11:5; Revelation 22:2
wings
Ruth 2:12; Matthew 23:37
ye shall
Psalms 92:12-14; Isaiah 49:9,10; 55:12,13; Jeremiah 31:9-14; Hosea 14:5-7; John 15:2-5; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Peter 3:18

Verse 3
And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
tread down
Genesis 3:15; Joshua 10:24,25; 2 Samuel 22:43; Job 40:12; Psalms 91:13; Isaiah 25:10; 26:6; 63:3-6; Daniel 7:18,27; Micah 5:8; 7:10; Zechariah 10:5; Romans 16:20; Revelation 11:15; 14:20

Verse 4
Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
the law
Exodus 20:3-21; Deuteronomy 4:5,6; Psalms 147:19,20; Isaiah 8:20; 42:21; Matthew 5:17-20; 19:16-22; 22:36-40; Mark 12:28-34; Luke 10:25-28; 16:29-31; John 5:39-47; Romans 3:31; 13:1-10; Galatians 5:13,14,24,25; James 2:9-13
in
Deuteronomy 4:10
with
Exodus 21:1-23; Leviticus 1:1-7; Psalms 147:19

Verse 5
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
I will
3:1; Isaiah 40:3; Matthew 11:13,14; 17:10-13; 27:47-49; Mark 9:11-13; Luke 1:17; 7:26-28; 9:30; John 1:21,25
great
1; Joel 2:31; Acts 2:19,20; Revelation 6:17

Verse 6
And he shall 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.
turn
Luke 1:16,17,76
lest
Isaiah 61:2; Daniel 9:26,27; Zechariah 11:6; 13:8; 14:2; Matthew 22:7; 23:35-38; Matthew 24:27-30; Mark 13:14-26; Luke 19:41-44; 21:22-27
and smite
Deuteronomy 29:19-29; Isaiah 24:6; 43:28; 65:15; Daniel 9:11; Zechariah 5:3; 14:12; Mark 11:21; Hebrews 6:8; 10:26-31; Revelation 22:3,20,21

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Malachi 4:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/malachi-4.html.

Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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