M A L A C H I.
In this chapter we have, I. A promise of the
coming of the Messiah, and of his forerunner; and the errand he
comes upon is here particularly described, both the comfort which
his coming brings to his church and people and the terror which it
will bring to the wicked, ver.
1-6. II. A reproof of the Jews for their corrupting
God's ordinances and sacrilegiously robbing him of his dues, with a
charge to them to amend this matter, and a promise that, if they
did, God would return in mercy to them, ver. 7-12. III. A description of the
wickedness of the wicked that speak against God (ver. 13-15), and of the righteousness of
the righteous that speak for him, with the precious promises made
to them, ver. 16-18.