God's judgment on the wicked,
Malachi 4:1 For marke, the day commeth burning like an ouen: and all the proude, and all that worke wickednesse shalbe stubble, and the day that is for to come shall burne them, saith the Lorde of hoastes, and shall leaue them neither roote, nor braunche.
and his blessing on the good.
Malachi 4:2 But to you that feare my name shall that sunne of righteousnesse aryse, and health shalbe vnder his winges: and ye shall go foorth and skippe lyke fatte calues. Malachi 4:3 And ye shall treade downe the vngodly, for they shalbe dust vnder the soles of your feete in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lorde of hoastes.
He exhorteth to the study of the Law,
Malachi 4:4 Remember the lawe of Moyses my seruaunt, which I commaunded him in Horeb for all Israel, with the ordinaunces and iudgementes.
and telleth of Elijah's coming and office.
Malachi 4:5 Beholde, I wyll send you Elias the prophete, before the comming of the great and fearefull day of the Lorde. Malachi 4:6 He shal turne the heart of the fathers to their children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with cursing.