New International Version
"See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes.
King James Bible
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I send unto you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and terrible day of Jehovah.
World English Bible
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of Yahweh comes.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I am sending to you Elijah the prophet, Before the coming of the day of Jehovah, The great and the fearful.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet - This is meant alone of John the Baptist, as we learn from Luke 1:17 (note), in whose spirit and power he came.
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'Lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.'--MALACHI iv. 6. 'The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.'--REVELATION xxii. 21. It is of course only an accident that these words close the Old and the New Testaments. In the Hebrew Bible Malachi's prophecies do not stand at the end; but he was the last of the Old Testament prophets, and after him there were 'four centuries of silence.' We seem to hear in his words the dying echoes of the rolling thunders of Sinai. They gather up the …
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And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.
The disciples asked him, "Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?"
And they asked him, "Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?"
And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous--to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."
They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."
A voice of one calling: "In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.
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