1For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.2But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.3You will tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing, says the LORD of hosts.
4Remember the law of Moses My servant, even the statutes and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel.
5Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD.6He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.
NASB © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation
1. God's judgment on the wicked;
2. and his blessing on the good.
4. He exhorts to the study of the law;
5. and tells of Elijah's coming and office.