SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:5 He aquí, yo os envío a Elías el profeta, antes que venga el día del SE—OR, grande y terrible.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Malachi 4:5 Verse 5. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet] This is meant alone of John the Baptist, as we learn from Luke i. 17, (where see the note,) in whose spirit and power he came.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 5. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet , etc.] Not the Tishbite, as the Septuagint version wrongly inserts instead of prophet; not Elijah in person, who lived in the times of Ahab; but John the Baptist, who was to come in the power and spirit of Elijah, ( Luke 1:17) between whom there was a great likeness in their temper and disposition; in their manner of clothing, and austere way of living; in their courage and integrity in reproving vice; and in their zeal and usefulness in the cause of God and true religion; and in their famous piety and holiness of life; and in being both prophets; (see Matthew 11:11 14:5) and that he is intended is clear from ( Matthew 17:10-13 Mark 9:12,13). It is a notion of the Jews, as Kimchi and others, that the very Elijah, the same that lived in the days of Ahab, shall come in person before the coming of their Messiah they vainly expect, and often speak of difficult things to be left till Elijah comes and solves them; but for such a notion there is no foundation, either in this text or elsewhere. And as groundless is that of some of the ancient Christian fathers, and of the Papists, as Lyra and others, that Elijah with Enoch will come before the day of judgment, and restore the church of God ruined by antichrist, which they suppose is meant in the next clause. Before the coming of the great and, dreadful day of the Lord ; that is, before the coming of Christ the son of David, as the Jews themselves own; and which is to be understood, not of the second coming of Christ to judgment, though that is sometimes called the great day, and will be dreadful to Christless sinners; but of the first coming of Christ, reaching to the destruction of Jerusalem: John the Baptist, his forerunner, the Elijah here spoken of, came proclaiming wrath and terror to impenitent sinners; Christ foretold and denounced ruin and destruction to the Jewish nation, city, and temple; and the time of Jerusalemís destruction was a dreadful day indeed, such a time of affliction as had not been from the creation, ( Matthew 24:21) and the Talmud interprets this of the sorrows of the Messiah, or which shall be in the days of the Messiah.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 4-6 - Here is a solemn conclusion, not only of this prophecy, but of the Ol Testament. Conscience bids us remember the law. Though we have no prophets, yet, as long as we have Bibles, we may keep up our communio with God. Let others boast in their proud reasoning, and call i enlightening, but let us keep near to that sacred word, through whic this Sun of Righteousness shines upon the souls of his people. The must keep up a believing expectation of the gospel of Christ, and mus look for the beginning of it. John the Baptist preached repentance an reformation, as Elijah had done. The turning of souls to God and their duty, is the best preparation of them for the great and dreadful day of the Lord. John shall preach a doctrine that shall reach men's hearts and work a change in them. Thus he shall prepare the way for the kingdom of heaven. The Jewish nation, by wickedness, laid themselve open to the curse. God was ready to bring ruin upon them; but he wil once more try whether they will repent and return; therefore he sen John the Baptist to preach repentance to them. Let the believer wai with patience for his release, and cheerfully expect the great day when Christ shall come the second time to complete our salvation. But those must expect to be smitten with a sword, with a curse, who tur not to Him that smites them with a rod. None can expect to escape the curse of God's broken law, nor to enjoy the happiness of his chosen an redeemed people, unless their hearts are turned from sin and the world to Christ and holiness. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with u all. Amen __________________________________________________________________
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