Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise, I will come and strike the land with a curse.”

New American Standard Bible

"He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse."

King James Version

And he shall turn 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. {THE END OF THE PROPHETS.}

International Standard Version

and he will turn the hearts of fathers to children, and the hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise, I'll come, strike the land, and utterly destroy it."

A Conservative Version

And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the sons, and the heart of the sons to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

American Standard Version

And he shall turn 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.

Amplified

And he shall turn and reconcile the hearts of the [estranged] fathers to the [ungodly] children, and the hearts of the [rebellious] children to [the piety of] their fathers [a reconciliation produced by repentance of the ungodly], lest I come and smite the land with a curse and a ban of utter destruction.

Bible in Basic English

And by him the hearts of fathers will be turned to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers; for fear that I may come and put the earth under a curse.

Darby Translation

And he shall turn 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and he shall convert the heart of the fathers to the sons, and the heart of the sons to the fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with destruction.

Julia Smith Translation

And he turned back the heart of the fathers to the sons, and the heart of the sons to the fathers, lest I shall come and strike the earth with utter destruction.

King James 2000

And he shall turn 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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he will bring back [the] hearts of [the] fathers to [the] sons, and the hearts of [the] sons to their fathers, so that I will not come and strike the land [with] a ban."

Modern King James verseion

And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the sons, and the heart of the sons to their fathers, that I not come and strike the earth with utter destruction.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He shall turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, that I come not and smite the earth with cursing."

NET Bible

He will encourage fathers and their children to return to me, so that I will not come and strike the earth with judgment."

New Heart English Bible

He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.

The Emphasized Bible

And he shall bring back the heart of the fathers unto the children, and the heart of the children unto their fathers, - lest I come, and smite the land, with utter destruction.

Webster

And he shall turn 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.

World English Bible

He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse."

Youngs Literal Translation

And he hath turned back the heart of fathers to sons, And the heart of sons to their fathers, Before I come and have utterly smitten the land!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

of the fathers
H1
אב 
'ab 
Usage: 1214


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

and smite
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

Images Malachi 4:6

Prayers for Malachi 4:6

Context Readings

A Book Of Remembrance Is Written

5 Look, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome Day of the Lord comes. 6 And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise, I will come and strike the land with a curse.”



Cross References

Isaiah 11:4

but He will judge the poor righteously
and execute justice for the oppressed of the land.
He will strike the land
with discipline from His mouth,
and He will kill the wicked
with a command from His lips.

Zechariah 5:3

Then he said to me, “This is the curse that is going out over the whole land, for every thief will be removed according to what is written on one side, and everyone who swears falsely will be removed according to what is written on the other side.

Deuteronomy 29:19-29

When someone hears the words of this oath, he may consider himself exempt, thinking, ‘I will have peace even though I follow my own stubborn heart.’ This will lead to the destruction of the well-watered land as well as the dry land.

Isaiah 24:6

Therefore a curse has consumed the earth,
and its inhabitants have become guilty;
the earth’s inhabitants have been burned,
and only a few survive.

Isaiah 43:28

So I defiled the officers of the sanctuary,
and set Jacob apart for destruction
and Israel for abuse.

Isaiah 61:2

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
and the day of our God’s vengeance;
to comfort all who mourn,

Isaiah 65:15

You will leave your name behind
as a curse for My chosen ones,
and the Lord God will kill you;
but He will give His servants another name.

Daniel 9:11

All Israel has broken Your law and turned away, refusing to obey You. The promised curse written in the law of Moses, the servant of God, has been poured out on us because we have sinned against Him.

Daniel 9:26-27

After those 62 weeks
the Messiah will be cut off
and will have nothing.
The people of the coming prince
will destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end will come with a flood,
and until the end there will be war;
desolations are decreed.

Zechariah 11:6

Indeed, I will no longer have compassion on the inhabitants of the land”—this is the Lord’s declaration. “Instead, I will turn everyone over to his neighbor and his king. They will devastate the land, and I will not deliver it from them.”

Zechariah 13:8

In the whole land—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
two-thirds will be cut off and die,
but a third will be left in it.

Zechariah 14:2

I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle. The city will be captured, the houses looted, and the women raped. Half the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be removed from the city.

Zechariah 14:12

This will be the plague the Lord strikes all the peoples with, who have warred against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.

Matthew 22:7

The king was enraged, so he sent out his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned down their city.

Matthew 23:35-38

So all the righteous blood shed on the earth will be charged to you, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.

Matthew 24:27-30

For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Mark 11:21

Then Peter remembered and said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that You cursed is withered.”

Mark 13:14-26

“When you see the abomination that causes desolationstanding where it should not” (let the reader understand), “then those in Judea must flee to the mountains!

Luke 1:16-17

He will turn many of the sons of Israel
to the Lord their God.

Luke 1:76

And child, you will be called
a prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord
to prepare His ways,

Luke 19:41-44

As He approached and saw the city, He wept over it,

Luke 21:22-27

because these are days of vengeance to fulfill all the things that are written.

Hebrews 6:8

But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and about to be cursed, and will be burned at the end.

Hebrews 10:26-31

For if we deliberately sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Revelation 19:15

A sharp sword came from His mouth, so that He might strike the nations with it. He will shepherd them with an iron scepter. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty.

Revelation 22:3

and there will no longer be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and His slaves will serve Him.

Revelation 22:20-21

He who testifies about these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.”Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!

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