Parallel Verses

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."

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.}

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.”

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

He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers [a reconciliation produced by repentance], so that I will not come and strike the land with a curse [of complete 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.

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.

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 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet: before the coming of the day of the great and fearful LORD. 6 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."



Cross References

Isaiah 11:4

But he shall judge the causes of the poor with righteousness, and shall rebuke with equity for the humble of the earth. And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall slay the wicked.

Zechariah 5:3

Then said he unto me, 'This is the curse, that goeth forth over the whole earth: for all thieves shall be judged after this book, and all swearers shall be judged according to the same.

Deuteronomy 29:19-29

so that when he heareth the words of this curse, he bless himself in his heart saying, 'I shall have peace; I will therefore work after the lust of mine own heart, that the drunken may perish with the thirsty.'

Isaiah 24:6

Therefore hath the curse consumed the earth; and they that dwell therein are fallen into trespass. Wherefore the inhabiters of the earth are perished with drought, and those that remain shall be very few.

Isaiah 43:28

Therefore I either suspended, or slew the chiefest princes: I did curse Jacob, and gave Israel into reproof."

Isaiah 61:2

That I might declare the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of the vengeance of our God; that I might comfort all them that are in heaviness.

Isaiah 65:15

Your name shall not be sworn by among my chosen, for God the LORD shall slay you, and call his servants by another name.

Daniel 9:11

Yea, all Israel have transgressed, and gone back from thy law, so that they have not hearkened unto thy voice. Wherefore the curse and oath, that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, against whom we have offended, is poured upon us.

Daniel 9:26-27

After these sixty two weeks, shall Christ be slain, and they shall have no pleasure in him. Then shall there come a people with the prince, and destroy the city and the Sanctuary: and his end shall come as the water flood. But the desolation shall continue till the end of the battle.

Zechariah 11:6

Therefore will I no more spare those that dwell in the land, sayeth the LORD. But lo, I will deliver the people, every man, into his neighbour's hand and into the hand of his king: that they may smite the land. And out of their hands will I not deliver them."

Zechariah 13:8

And it shall come to pass, sayeth the LORD, that in all the land two parts shall be rooted out, but the third part shall remain therein.

Zechariah 14:2

For I will gather together all the Heathen, to fight against Jerusalem: so that the city shall be won, the houses spoiled, and the women defiled. The half of the city shall go away into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be carried out of the city.

Zechariah 14:12

This shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite all people, that have fought against Jerusalem: Namely, their flesh shall consume away, though they stand upon their feet; their eyes shall be corrupt in their holes, and their tongue shall consume in their mouth.

Matthew 22:7

When the King heard that, he was wroth, and sent forth his warriors and destroyed those murderers, and burnt up their city.

Matthew 23:35-38

that upon you may come all the righteous blood that was shed upon the earth: from the blood of righteous Abel, unto the blood of Zachariah the son of Barachiah, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar:

Matthew 24:27-30

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth unto the west: so shall the coming of the son of man be.

Mark 11:21

And Peter remembered, and said unto him, "Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst, is withered away."

Mark 13:14-26

Moreover, when ye see the abomination that betokeneth desolation, whereof is spoken by Daniel the prophet, stand where it ought not" - let him that readeth understand it - "then let them that be in Jewry, flee to the mountains.

Luke 1:16-17

and many of the children of Israel shall he turn to their Lord God.

Luke 1:76

And thou child, shalt be called the prophet of the highest, for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord, to prepare his ways:

Luke 19:41-44

And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept on it,

Luke 21:22-27

For these be the days of vengeance, to fulfill all that are written.

Hebrews 6:8

but that ground, which beareth thorns and briars, is reproved, and is nigh unto cursing: whose end is to be burned.

Hebrews 10:26-31

For if we sin willingly after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins:

Revelation 19:15

and out of his mouth went out a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the heathen. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron, and he trod the wine-vat of fierceness and wrath of almighty God.

Revelation 22:3

And there shall be no more curse, but the seat of God and the lamb shall be in it: and his servants shall serve him.

Revelation 22:20-21

He which testifieth these things saith, "Be it. I come quickly, Amen." Even so, come Lord Jesus.

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