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“For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud and all who work wickedness will be stubble; and the day that is coming that will burn them up, says Yahweh of Armies, that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

“the day is coming.” The day, or “time,” is coming when the wicked will be totally destroyed. This will start with the Great Tribulation and continue through the judgments, and finally be completed when the wicked are burned up in the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:11-15). [For more on the prophecies of the destruction during the Great Tribulation, see commentary on Isaiah 13:9. For more on the wicked being annihilated in the Lake of Fire, see Appendix 5, “Annihilation in the Lake of Fire”].


Commentary for: Malachi 4:1