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Bible Commentaries

Gann's Commentary on the Bible

Malachi 4

Verse 1

Mal. 4.1

Malachi - Chapter 4 - marginal notes from ASV wide margin Bible

4:1 AD 70

4:1 root nor branch = leaders

Verse 2

Mal. 4:2

4:2 sun of righteousness = Christ

4:2 gambol = leaping and jumping

Verse 3

Mal 4.3

4:3 Christians have an advantage over the wicked.

Verse 4

Mal. 4.4

4:4 ¶

4:4 Horeb = Mt. Range, Sinai a peak; Mt of God.

Verse 5

Mal. 4.5

4:5 Elijah = John the baptist

4:5 great and terrible day = awesome day of Pentecost, or judgment day on Jewish nation in AD 70?

Verse 6

Malachi 4:6

4:6 turn hearts = Luke 1:17

4:6 curse = Israel as a nation rejected Christ and suffered the consequence in AD 70. The gospel went out to the world - Colossians 1:23.

SPECIAL LESSONS

1. Defective Worship - Malachi 1:1-14

1) brought sick and lame - Malachi 1:1

2) weary with worship - Malachi 1:13

3) priests not preaching as they should - Malachi 1:1-10

2. Un-brotherliness - 2:10-14

3. Divorcing wives of youth - Malachi 2:11-13

4. Not paying their tithes - Malachi 3:7-12

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Bibliographical Information
Gann, Windell. "Commentary on Malachi 4". Gann's Commentary on the Bible. https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gbc/malachi-4.html. 2021.