God's judgment on the wicked,
Malachi 4:1 For beholde, the day commeth, that shall burne as an ouen, and all the proud, yea and all that doe wickedly shalbe stubble: and the day that commeth, shal burne them vp, saith the LORD of hostes, that it shall leaue them neither roote nor branch.
and his blessing on the good.
Malachi 4:2 But vnto you that feare my Name, shall the Sunne of righteousnesse arise with healing in his wings, and shall goe foorth and grow vp as calues of the staule. Malachi 4:3 And yee shall treade downe the wicked: for they shall bee ashes vnder the soles of your feet, in the day that I shall doe [this], saith the LORD of hosts.
He exhorteth to the study of the Law,
Malachi 4:4 Remember yee the Law of Moses my seruant, which I commanded vnto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the Statutes and iudgements.
and telleth of Elijah's coming and office.
Malachi 4:5 Beholde, I will send you Eliiah the Prophet, before the comming of the great and dreadfull day of the LORD. Malachi 4:6 And hee shall turne 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.