11 So I declared on oath(A) in my anger,
    ‘They shall never enter my rest.’”(B)

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14 None of the remnant of Judah who have gone to live in Egypt will escape or survive to return to the land of Judah, to which they long to return and live; none will return except a few fugitives.”(A)

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My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying(A) divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records(B) of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign Lord.(C)

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49 You will suffer the penalty for your lewdness and bear the consequences of your sins of idolatry.(A) Then you will know that I am the Sovereign Lord.(B)

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14 “Therefore I am now going to allure her;
    I will lead her into the wilderness(A)
    and speak tenderly to her.

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In the whole land,” declares the Lord,
    “two-thirds will be struck down and perish;
    yet one-third will be left in it.(A)
This third I will put into the fire;(B)
    I will refine them like silver(C)
    and test them like gold.(D)
They will call(E) on my name(F)
    and I will answer(G) them;
I will say, ‘They are my people,’(H)
    and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.(I)’”

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He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver;(A) he will purify(B) the Levites and refine them like gold and silver.(C) Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,(D)

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Judgment and Covenant Renewal

[a]“Surely the day is coming;(A) it will burn like a furnace.(B) All the arrogant(C) and every evildoer will be stubble,(D) and the day that is coming will set them on fire,(E)” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch(F) will be left to them. But for you who revere my name,(G) the sun of righteousness(H) will rise with healing(I) in its rays. And you will go out and frolic(J) like well-fed calves. Then you will trample(K) on the wicked; they will be ashes(L) under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty.

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 4:1 In Hebrew texts 4:1-6 is numbered 3:19-24.
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Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said,

“So I declared on oath in my anger,
    ‘They shall never enter my rest.’”[a](A)

And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world.

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  1. Hebrews 4:3 Psalm 95:11; also in verse 5
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