God's judgment on the wicked,
Malachi 4:1 For marck, the daye commeth that shall burne as an oue: and all the proude, yee and all soch as do wickednesse, shalbe straw: and the daye that is for to come, shall burne the vp (sayeth the LORDE of hoostes) so that it shal leaue them nether rote ner braunch.
and his blessing on the good.
Malachi 4:2 But vnto you that feare my name, shall the Sone of rightuousnesse aryse, & health shalbe vnder his winges. Ye shal go forth, & multiplie as ye fat calues. Malachi 4:3 Ye shal treade downe ye vngodly: for they shalbe like the asshes vnder the soles of youre fete, in the daye yt I shal make, sayeth the LORDE of hoostes.
He exhorteth to the study of the Law,
Malachi 4:4 Remembre the lawe of Moses my seruaunt, which I committed vnto him in Oreb for all Israel, with the statutes and ordinaunces.
and telleth of Elijah's coming and office.
Malachi 4:5 Beholde, I will sende you Elias ye prophet: before the comynge off the daye of the great and fearfull LORDE. Malachi 4:6 He shall turne the hertes of the fathers to their children and the hertes of the children to their fathers, that I come not, and smyte the earth with cursynge.