4 a “Surely the day is coming;j it will burn like a furnace.k All the arrogantl and every evildoer will be stubble,m and the day that is coming will set them on fire,n” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a brancho will be left to them. 2 But for you who revere my name,p the sun of righteousnessq will rise with healingr in its rays. And you will go out and frolics like well-fed calves. 3 Then you will tramplet on the wicked; they will be ashesu under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty.
5 “See, I will send the prophet Elijahy to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes.z 6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children,a and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strikeb the land with total destruction.”c