1 The day of judgment is certain to come. And it will be like a red-hot furnace with flames that burn up proud and sinful people, as though they were straw. Not a branch or a root will be left. I, the LORD All-Powerful, have spoken!
2 But for you that honor my name, victory will shine like the sun with healing in its rays, and you will jump around like calves at play.
3 When I come to bring justice, you will trample those who are evil, as though they were ashes under your feet. I, the LORD All-Powerful, have spoken!
4 Don't ever forget the laws and teachings I gave my servant Moses on Mount Sinai.
5 I, the LORD, promise to send the prophet Elijah before that great and terrible day comes.
6 He will lead children and parents to love each other more, so that when I come, I won't bring doom to the land.
The Contemporary English Version, c1995 by the American Bible Society.
Selected texts provided for use with the Hypertext Bible Commentary