4:1 (3:19)1 “For indeed the day2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. “It3 will not leave even a root or branch.
4:2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication4 will rise with healing wings,5 and you will skip about6 like calves released from the stall.
4:3 You will trample on the wicked, for they will be like ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing,” says the Lord who rules over all.
Restoration through the Lord
4:4 “Remember the law of my servant Moses, to whom at Horeb7 I gave rules and regulations for all Israel to obey.8
4:5 Look, I will send you Elijah9 the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord arrives.
4:6 He will encourage fathers and their children to return to me,10 so that I will not come and strike the earth with judgment.”11