1万军 之耶和华 说 ：那日 临近 ，势如烧 着的火炉 ，凡狂傲 的和行 恶 的必如碎秸 ，在那日 必被烧尽 ，根本 枝条 一无存留 。
1For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
1 CHAPTER IV
NOTES ON CHAP. IV
Verse 1. Behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven] The
destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans.
And all the proud] This is in reference to Mal 3:15 of the
The day that cometh shall burn them up] Either by famine, by
sword, or by captivity. All those rebels shall be destroyed.
It shall leave them neither root nor branch.] A proverbial
expression for total destruction. Neither man nor child shall
2但向你们敬畏 我名 的人必有公义 的日头 出现 ，其光线（原文是翅膀 ）有医治 之能。你们必出来 跳跃 如圈 里的肥犊 。
2 ¶ But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
2 Verse 2. You that fear my name] The persons mentioned in the
sixteenth verse of the preceding chapter, ye that look for
redemption through the Messiah. Mal 3:16
The Sun of righteousness] The Lord Jesus, the promised Messiah;
the Hope of Israel.
With healing in his wings] As the sun, by the rays of light
and heat, revives, cheers, and fructifies the whole creation,
giving, through God, light and life everywhere; so Jesus Christ,
by the influences of his grace and Spirit, shall quicken, awaken,
enlighten, warm, invigorate, heal, purify, and refine every soul
that believes in him, and, by his wings or rays, diffuse these
blessings from one end of heaven to another; everywhere
invigorating the seeds of righteousness, and withering and drying
up the seeds of sin. The rays of this Sun are the truths
of his Gospel, and the influences of his Spirit. And at present
these are universally diffused.
And ye shall go forth] Ye who believe on his name shall go forth
out of Jerusalem when the Romans shall come up against it. After
Cestius Gallus had blockaded the city for some days, he suddenly
raised the siege. The Christians who were then in it, knowing, by
seeing Jerusalem encompassed with armies, that the day of its
destruction was come, when their Lord commanded them to flee into
the mountains, took this opportunity to escape from Jerusalem, and
go to Pella, in Coelesyria; so that no Christian life fell in the
siege and destruction of this city.
But these words are of more general application and meaning; "ye
shall go forth" in all the occupations of life, but particularly
in the means of grace; and-
Grow up as calves of the stall] Full of health, of life, and
spirits; satisfied and happy.
3你们必践踏 恶人 ；在我所定 的日子 ，他们必如灰尘 在你们脚 掌 之下。这是万军 之耶和华 说 的。
3And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
3 Verse 3. Ye shall tread down] This may be the commission given
to the Romans: Tread down the wicked people, tread down the wicked
place; set it on fire, and let the ashes be trodden down under
4你们当纪念 我仆人 摩西 的律法 ，就是我在何烈山 为以色列 众人所吩咐 他的律例 典章 。
4 ¶ Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
4 Verse 4. Remember ye the law of Moses] Where all these things
are predicted. The Septuagint, Arabic, and Coptic, place this
verse the last.
5看哪，耶和华 大 而可畏 之日 未到 以前 ，我必差遣 先知 以利亚 到你们那里去。
5 ¶ Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6他必使父亲 的心 转 向儿女 ，儿女 的心 转向父亲 ，免得我来 咒诅 遍地 。
6And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.