OLD TESTAMENT READING Malachi 4:1–6

OLD TESTAMENT READING Malachi 4:1–6
1 “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the
arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming
shall 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 shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go
out leaping like calves from the stall. 3And you shall tread down the
wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the
day when I act, says the LORD of hosts.
4“Remember the law of my servant Moses, the statutes and just
decrees that I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel.
5“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and
awesome day of the LORD comes. 6And he will turn the hearts of
fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers,
lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”
A This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.