New Living Translation
"Look, I am sending you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the LORD arrives.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:5 Behold I will send - Though the spirit of prophecy cease for four hundred years, yet at the expiring of those years, you shall have one sent, as great as Elijah. Elijah - Namely John the Baptist, who came in the spirit and power of Elijah, Luke 1:17, and therefore bears his name. Before - That is, immediately before; so he was born six months before Christ, and began his preaching a few years before Christ began to exercise his publick office. The great and dreadful day of the Lord - This literally refers to the times of vengeance upon the Jews, from the death of Christ to the final desolation of the city and temple, and by accommodation, to the end of the world.
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The Prophet of the Highest.
John's First Testimony to Jesus.
And if you are willing to accept what I say, he is Elijah, the one the prophets said would come.
Then his disciples asked him, "Why do the teachers of religious law insist that Elijah must return before the Messiah comes?"
Then they asked him, "Why do the teachers of religious law insist that Elijah must return before the Messiah comes?"
He will be a man with the spirit and power of Elijah. He will prepare the people for the coming of the Lord. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and he will cause those who are rebellious to accept the wisdom of the godly."
"Well then, who are you?" they asked. "Are you Elijah?" "No," he replied. "Are you the Prophet we are expecting?" "No."
Listen! It's the voice of someone shouting, "Clear the way through the wilderness for the LORD! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God!
The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and terrible day of the LORD arrives.
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