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(Malachi 1:1)
(Malachi means "My Messenger" or "Messenger of Jehovah")

Mal 1:1-5

Mal 1:6-2:9

Mal 2:10-3:15

Mal 3:16-4:3

Mal 4:4-6

Past Present Future

Love of God
for Israel Rejected

Sin of

Sins of



for Israel

Against Israel

Consolation to the
Faithful Remnant


Mal 3:16

Book of

Mal 4:1

of Messiah

Mal 4:4

of Elijah





Circa 435-415BC

~100 Years After Return from to Jerusalem from Exile in Babylon
~80 years after Temple rebuilt (516BC)
~10 years after finished rebuilding walls around Jerusalem

Malachi marks beginning of 400 yr of God's "silence" until "
Behold, the Lamb of God " Jn 1:29 (cp Mal 3:1)

MALACHI OVERVIEW (John MacArthur) - Malachi Intro, Date, Setting, Themes, Interpretative Challenges, Outline - from John MacArthur

TIMELINES RELATED TO MALACHI - Excellent timeline (goto page 42) ; The Rulers & Prophets of Malachi Timeline (goto page 26 in Pdf) ; Israel's Division and Captivity (goto page 25 in Pdf) ; Timeline Related to Rebuilding of Temple ; Timeline Related to Return to the Land ; Possible Date for Malachi

About 100 years had passed since the return of the Jews to the Land. The city of Jerusalem and the second Temple had been built, but initial enthusiasm had worn off. Following a period of revival under Nehemiah (Neh 10:28-39), the people and priests had backslidden (see Backsliding or Drifting ) and become mechanical in their observance of the law. Though lax in their worship (Mal 1:7) and delinquent in their tithing (Mal 3:8), they could not understand why God was dissatisfied with them. Malachi rebuked the people for their neglect of the true worship of the Lord and called them to repentance (Mal 1:6; 3:7). Malachi used a question-and-answer method, there being no fewer than 23 questions in the book.

KEY WORDS/PHRASES - " But/yet you say" (Mal 1:2, 6, 7, 2:14, 2:17, 3:7, 3:8); Return ( repent ) (Mal 1:4, 3:7); Messenger (Mal 2:7, 3:1); Curse (Mal 1:14, 2:2, 3:9, 4:6); Blessing/blessed (Mal 2:2, 3:10, 3:12, 3:15). Test (Mal 3:10, 15). Day of the Lord ("the day") - Mal 3:2, 17, 4:1, 3, 5.

KEY/FAVORITE PASSAGES: "I have loved you" (Mal 1:2) Prophecy of 3 comings: (1) John the Baptist (Mal 3:1 (2)  Messiah (Mal 3:1 = First Coming; Second Coming = Mal 3:2 and Mal 4:2= "Sun of righteousness") (3) Elijah (Mal 4:5); "I the LORD do not change" ( Immutable ) (Mal 3:6); "I hate divorce" (Mal 2:16), "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse..." (Mal 3:10) "I have loved Jacob, but I have hated Esau." (Mal 1:2,3).

Outline of Malachi - David Levy
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I. A People Divinely Loved (Malachi 1:1–5)

A. Love Declared (Malachi 1:1, 2)
B. Love Debated (Malachi 1:2)
C. Love Demonstrated (Malachi 1:3, 4)
D. Love Diffused (Malachi 1:5)

II. Priests Dishonoring the Lord (Malachi 1:6–14)

A. God’s Sacredness Defamed (Malachi 1: 6)
B. God’s Sanctuary Desecrated (Malachi 1:7)
C. God’s Sacrifice Defective (Malachi 1:8, 9)
D. God’s Servants Demeaning (Malachi 1:10, 11, 12)
E. Godless Service Denounced (Malachi 1:13,14)

III. Priests Disciplined by the Lord (Malachi 2:1–9)

A. The Priests Cursed (Malachi 2:1, 2, 3)
B. The Priests’ Covenant (Malachi 2:4, 5, 6, 7)
C. The Priests’ Corruption (Malachi 2:8)
D. The Priests Condemned (Malachi 2:9)

IV. People Defiling the Law (Malachi 2:10–17)

A. Mixed Marriage Laws Violated (Malachi 2:10, 11, 12)
B. Marriage Laws Violated (Malachi 2:13, 14, 15, 16)
C. Man’s Loyalty a Veneer (Malachi 2:17)

V. Purification Delivered by the Lord (Malachi 3:1–6)

A. Messenger’s Preparation (Malachi 3:1)
B. Messiah’s Presentation (Malachi 3:1)
C. Messiah’s Purging (Malachi 3:2, 3, 4)
D. Messiah’s Punishment (Malachi 3:5, 6)
E. Messiah’s Preservation. (Malachi 3:6)

VI. People Defrauding the Lord (Malachi 3:7–18)

A. Return to God Required (Malachi 3:7)
B. Robbing God Revealed (Malachi 3:8, 9)
C. Reproach of Godless Removed (Malachi 3:10, 11, 12)
D. Rhetoric of Godless Reproved (Malachi 3:13, 14, 15)
E. Righteous of God Remembered (Malachi 3:16, 17, 18)

VIII. Predicted Day of the Lord (Malachi 4:1–6)

A. Eliminating the Wicked (Malachi 4:1)
B. Exalting the Worthy (Malachi 4:2, 3)
C. Exhorting the Worthy (Malachi 4:4)
D. Elijah’s Work (Malachi 4:5, 6)

David M Levy- Malachi Messenger of Rebuke and Renewal: Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry - 1992 OR

Irving Jensen: "The main subjects of Malachi’s message were the love of God, the sin of the priests and people, judgment for sin, and blessing for righteousness. One cannot help but observe that the Gospel of God has been the same message for sinners of all generations....The most notable feature of this book is its repeated pattern of discourse. Three steps are involved (example is shown): Affirmation (charge or accusation): "You are robbing Me” (Mal 3:8). Interrogation (introduced by "you say”): "But you say, ‘How have we robbed Thee?’ ” (Mal 3:8). Refutation (answer to the question): "In tithes and contributions” (Mal 3:8). The common repeated phrase in these discourses is "you say.” It appears eight times: Mal 1:2, 6, 7; 2:14, 17; 3:7, 8, 13. Another feature of Malachi’s message is his strong emphasis on the Law of God (read Mal 4:4). Also, the book surpasses all other prophetic books in the proportion of verses spoken by the Lord to Israel (forty-seven out of the total of fifty-five)." (Jensen's Survey of the Old Testament)

Ray Stedman on the Theme of Malachi: "It is most suggestive that this last book of our Old Testament centers around the theme of a messenger of God and a prediction of the coming of another messenger. In this, therefore, we have a direct tie between Malachi and the New Testament. (Mal 3:1)  "Behold, I send my messenger [in Hebrew that would be "Behold, I send Malachi"] to prepare the way before me" {Mal 3:1a} And as you discover in the book of Matthew, that messenger was John the Baptist. He came to prepare the way of the Lord and to announce the coming of the second messenger from God. That second messenger is here in this prophecy in the next phrase: "and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; the Messenger of the covenant" {Mal 3:1} It was the work of the Lord Jesus on the closing night of his ministry to take wine and bread with his disciples and holding the cup up to say, "This is my blood of the [new] covenant." (Mt 26:28) The messenger of the covenant is the Lord Jesus himself...This entire book is a series of responses on the part of the people to the challenges of God. Seven times you will find them saying, "How? How does this happen? Prove it." As we go through them you can see how they reveal the state of this people's heart. Here is an outgoing God -- and God is always this way, pouring out love -- but here is a callous people who have become so indifferent and so unresponsive to God that in perfect sincerity they can say, "We don't see this. What do you mean? Why do you say these things to us?" Throughout the book, this is the theme.

John Piper summarizes Malachi - The Israelites had returned from the Babylonian exile. Jerusalem had been rebuilt, and the temple restored. But the people had not learned there lesson from the exile. They had grown skeptical of God's love (Mal 1:2), careless in worship (Mal 1:7), indifferent to the truth (Mal 2:6, 7), disobedient to the covenant (Mal 2:10), faithless in their marriages (Mal 2:15; 3:5), and stingy in their offerings (Mal 3:8). To this carnal and rebellious people God sent his messenger (Malachi means "my messenger"), and the first message he put on his lips was, "I have loved you, says the Lord!"...

The great temptation for Israel in the Old Testament and for the church of Christ today is to forget that we are pilgrims not natives in this world.

The temptation is to let the Lord's delay make us settle into the world and become passive as we wait; to forget that we are aliens and exiles, sojourners, strangers on the earth, seeking another homeland, desiring and yearning for a better country (Heb. 11:13-16).

J Sidlow Baxter's Outline of Malachi...

I. God’s Compassion for Israel, Malachi 1:1-5

A. His Compassion Declared, Malachi 1:1-2a
B. His Compassion Doubted, Malachi 1:2b
C. His Compassion Demonstrated, 1:3-5

II. God’s Complaint Against Israel, Malachi 1:6-3:15

A. Cheating, Malachi 1:6-14
B. Unfaithfulness, Malachi 2:1-9
C. Spiritually Mixed Marriages, Malachi 2:10-12
D. Divorce, 2:13-16
E. Impiety and Impertinence, 2:17
F. Parenthesis: The Coming of John the Baptist, Malachi 3:1-6
G. Robbery, Malachi 3:7-12
H. Arrogance, Malachi 3:13-15

III. God’s Condemnation of the People, Malachi 3:16-4:6

A. The Ungodly People, Malachi 3:16-18
B. The Nature of God’s Judgment, Malachi 4:1-6

The Meaning and Message of the Book: And now, what is the special purpose, the central message, the key thought, of the book? We need not make any close analysis to find this. If we mentally place ourselves in the ring of Malachi's first audience, and read through the book at speaking pace, letting it speak to us as though it were the living voice of the prophet himself ringing in our ears, we simply cannot miss seeing that from beginning to end this little book is AN APPEAL - a powerful, passionate, pleading appeal - an appeal to repent of sin and to return to God - an appeal accompanied by rich promise if the people respond, and by stern warning if they refuse. Read the little book through again, and get into the eager, urgent flow of the prophet's thoughts and words, and see if this is not so "If I be a Father, where is mine honour? and if he a Master, where is my fear?" (Mal 1:6); "I pray you, beseech God that He will be gracious unto us" (Mal 1:9); "Have we not all one Father? hath not one God created us? Why then do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?" (Mal 2:10); "Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from Mine ordinances, and have not kept them. RETURN UNTO ME, AND I WILL RETURN UNTO YOU, SAITH Jehovah OF HOSTS" (Mal 3:7); "BRING YE ALL THE TITHES INTO THE STOREHOUSE ...AND PROVE ME NOW HEREWITH, SAITH Jehovah OF HOSTS" (3:10); "REMEMBER (GIVE HEED AGAIN TO) THE LAW OF MOSES ...WHICH I COMMANDED" (Mal 4:4). Now we need not try to analyze this little book into five or six or seven parts which burden the mind to remember. The simple fact to note is that this APPEAL of Malachi quite naturally falls into TWO PARTS. In chapters 1 and 2 the appeal is made in view of the present sin of the nation. In chapters 3 and 4 it is in view of the coming "Day of Jehovah."





JEHOVAH THE SPEAKER: the priests are appealed to (Malachi 1:6-2:9).
MALACHI THE SPEAKER: the people are appealed to (Malachi 2:10-17).

APPEAL (B) - IN VIEW OF THE COMING "DAY" (Malachi 3:3-4).
therefore appeal (Malachi 3:7-12).

therefore appeal (Malachi 4:4-6).

Explore the Book by J. Sidlow Baxter

Disciple's Study Bible: "The Book of Malachi is a reminder of how God's people allowed the worldly thinking of their day instead of their reverence for God to determine their behavior. It does matter if the people of God do not truly fear God and magnify His name. God despises those who do not honor Him with the best sacrifice, who refuse to tithe, who divorce and marry unbelievers, who question His love and justice, and who wonder if it is worth it to fear God and serve Him. God has a book of remembrance; He knows those who honor His name and will make them His own and pour out His love on them...The Book of Malachi challenges the people of God to take a fresh look at the way they are thinking about God and at the underlying motives behind their religious activity by emphasizing four doctrines: (1) God is a great King Who loves His people and deserves their respect and honor. (2) The people of God demonstrate true reverence for God in worship and in marriage relationships. (3) Spiritual leaders have a responsibility to instruct the people of God in God's ways. 4. God will one day send the "Messenger of the covenant'' (Messiah) (Mal 3:1) to judge those who do not honor Him and bless those who magnify His name....The Book of Malachi touches on issues which are significant to our own situation in the church today. Malachi asks us: (1) to take a careful look at our concept of God and evaluate if we truly reverence Him as King in our lives; (2) to honor God with the best that we have to give in worship and in giving our tithes; (3) to confess where we have failed to magnify His name and return to Him in humility"

OVERVIEW of MALACHI from William Orr ( Keys to Malachi )
1. STATISTICS: Writer, Malachi (name means "My Messenger") was a contemporary of Nehemiah; he prophesied against the same abuses Nehemiah described. Time, 435-425 B.C.; key word, a curse; key thought, the love of GOD in spite of the sins of His people; key verses, 3:16, 17. Though linked with Haggai and Zechariah as a post-exilic prophet, he ministered about 100 years later.

2. THEME: Malachi's prophecy was interwoven with Nehemiah's history. Both labored to rebuild moral life of the people as well as the walls of Jerusalem. When Nehemiah returned to Babylon for a period of time Malachi ministered to the people concerning their sins and moral abuses. He looked beyond to the coming day of the LORD. The last word in the Old Testament is "curse." It remains for the New Testament to bring blessing.

3. OUTSTANDING TEACHINGS: Malachi predicts the coming of Elijah (Mal 4:5), partially fulfilled in John the Baptist (Mt 11:14). Since he did not usher in the "great and dreadful day of the LORD" at that time the prediction has a second fulfillment in the future. Possibly, he may be one of the two witnesses in Revelation 11:3- note . ( Who are the Two Witnesses?) The matter of withholding tithes and offerings is treated as robbery (Mal 3:8-15). The Mosaic Law pronounced the tithe as "belonging" to the LORD. Here the people were selfishly using it for other things. The essential message of Malachi is an epitome of the entire Old Testament. GOD rebukes corruption and promises deliverance and blessing on obedience. The viewpoint is that of the authority of the present law, but also of the riches of grace which GOD has in store for the age of blessing.

4. KEY TO UNDERSTANDING: Take a broad look at Malachi. It is the same old story of sin and unrighteousness. Mankind has not changed in all these years. But turn around and look the other way. There is coming a day of light when the Sun of Righteousness will arise. Thank GOD there is also a New Testament!

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New American Standard Bible

Mal 1:1
Mal 1:2
Mal 1:3
Mal 1:4
Mal 1:5
Mal 1:6
Mal 1:7
Mal 1:8
Mal 1:9
Mal 1:10
Mal 1:11
Mal 1:12
Mal 1:13
Mal 1:14

Mal 2:1
Mal 2:2
Mal 2:3
Mal 2:4
Mal 2:5
Mal 2:6
Mal 2:7
Mal 2:8
Mal 2:9
Mal 2:10
Mal 2:11
Mal 2:12
Mal 2:13
Mal 2:14
Mal 2:15
Mal 2:16
Mal 2:17
Mal 3:1
Mal 3:2
Mal 3:3
Mal 3:4
Mal 3:5
Mal 3:6
Mal 3:7
Mal 3:8
Mal 3:9
Mal 3:10
Mal 3:11
Mal 3:12
Mal 3:13
Mal 3:14
Mal 3:15
Mal 3:16
Mal 3:17
Mal 3:18
Mal 4:1
Mal 4:2
Mal 4:3
Mal 4:4
Mal 4:5
Mal 4:6

Paul Apple
Commentary on Malachi
Well done commentary

God Rebukes The Proud Cries of the Self Righteous and Calls Them to Repentance (Pdf) Resources
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Be cautious (Acts 17:11- note ) : Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Malachi 3

Malachi 4

Brian Bill
Pontiac Bible Church

Malachi 1:1-5 Experiencing God's Love
Malachi 1:6-14 Giving God Your Best
Malachi 2:1-9 Leading Others Upward
Malachi 2:10-16 Making a Marathon Marriage
Malachi 2:17-3:5 Living in Light of the Future
Malachi 3:6 Coping with Change
Malachi 3:10 Finding Worth in Your Work
Malachi 3:10 Giving With Grace
Malachi 3:6-12 Proving God's Faithfulness

Malachi 3:13-18 Serving to the End
Malachi 4:1-6 Waiting on God's Promises

Vincent Cheung
Commentary on Malachi
see caveat below )

Commentary on Malachi

Adam Clarke
Commentary on Malachi

Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Malachi 3
Malachi 4

Steven Cole
Sermons on Malachi
Flagstaff Christian Fellowship
Pdf Documents - Highly Recommended
Almost 120 Pages which functions much like a commentary

Malachi 1:1-5 God Loves Us
Malachi 1:6-14 Serving God the Leftovers
Malachi 2:1-9 Requirements for Spiritual Leadership
Malachi 2:10-12 God's Will for Whom You Marry
Malachi 2:13-16 How to Avoid Divorce (Part 1)
Malachi 2:13-16 How to Avoid Divorce (Part 2)
Malachi 2 & 3:17, 1-6 What to Do When Evil Prevails
Malachi 3:7-12 Robbing God
Malachi 3:10-12 God's Dare
Malachi 3:13-18 Why Serve God?
Malachi 4:1-3 The Coming Day
Malachi 4:4-6 Reconciled Families

Thomas Constable
Expository Notes on Malachi

Expository Commentary Notes

W A Criswell
Sermon Notes on Malachi

Malachi 3:10 Practicing the Promises of God - 1
Malachi 3:10 Practicing the Promises of God - 2
Malachi 3:10 Practicing the Promises of God - 3

Marcus Dods
Malachi - Introduction and Notes

Malachi Introduction
Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Malachi 3
Malachi 4

Steve Felker
Sermon Notes on Malachi

Malachi 1, 2, 3 Christian Complainers!
Malachi 1:1-14 Giving God the Leftovers
Malachi 2:1-9 When Spiritual Leaders Fail
Malachi 2:10-16:How to Have a Lasting Marriage

Malachi 3:1-12 Who Can Endure His Coming?
Malachi 3:13-4:6 A Glorious Destiny

Charles Ellicott
Old Testament Commentary for English Readers

Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Malachi 3
Malachi 4

Easy English
Interesting translation on Malachi

Commentary on the Book of Malachi

Arnold Fruchtenbaum
Israelology - Commentary on Israel
Note: This resource is listed because it has numerous
commentary notes that relate to the OT Prophetic Books

Israelology: Part 1 of 6  Introduction: Definition of Terms
Israelology: Part 2 of 6  Israel Present ( Note: Article begins on Page 2)
Israelology: Part 3 of 6  Israel Present (Continued)
Israelology: Part 4 of 6 - Israel Future (Part One)
Israelology: Part 5 of 6 - Israel Future (Part Two)
Israelology: Part 6 of 6 Other Relevant Topics - Illustrations of Israel (including marriage)

A C Gaebelein
Commentary on Malachi
The Annotated Bible
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Malachi 1:1-5 Jehovah's Love for His People
Malachi 1:6-2:9 The Rebuke of the Priests
Malachi 2:10-16 The Rebuke of the Social Conditions
Malachi 3:1-6 The Announcement of the Messenger and the Day of the Lord
Malachi 3:7-12 Rebuke for Defrauding the Lord
Malachi 3:16-4:6 The Remnant and the Concluding Prophecy

John Gill
Commentary on Malachi
Be cautious (Acts 17:11- note ) : Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Malachi 3
Malachi 4

Joe Guglielmo
Notes on Malachi
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Malachi 1-2
Malachi 3-4
Malachi 2:14-17 A Godly Marriage?
Malachi 3:4-5 Lord, Light the Fire!

David Guzik
Commentary on Malachi
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Malachi 3
Malachi 4

Ebenezer Henderson
Commentary on Malachi
from "The Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets"
(originally published 1845)
General Preface

James Rosscup writes "This 1858 work supplies much help on matters of the text, word meaning, resolving some problems, etc. Some have found it one of the most contributive sources in getting at what a text means." ( Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works )

Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Malachi 3
Malachi 4

Matthew Henry
Commentary on Malachi
Be cautious (Acts 17:11- note ) : Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)
( Click example of his interpretative approach which is often allegorical ) ( Or another example )

Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Malachi 3
Malachi 4

David Holwick
Sermons on Malachi

Malachi 1,2,3 "Giving Up On God"  
Malachi 1:6-11 How To Honor God
Malachi 2:10-16 Don't Break Faith
Malachi 3:8-12 Don't Rip Off God
Malachi 3:13-18 Is It Futile To Serve God?

Homiletical Commentary
on the Minor prophets
Commentary on Malachi
Multiple Contributors (Spurgeon, Luther, Gurnall, Trapp, etc)
Homiletics , Illustrations
Interesting Resource
Be a Berean - Not Always Literal

Malachi 1 Critical Notes
Malachi 1:2-5 Special Favors Demand Special Returns
Malachi 1:3-5 Lessons from the Ruin of Edom
Malachi 1:4 Building Up Without God
Malachi 1:6 Titles Without Honors
Malachi 1:6-10 The Sins of the Priests
Malachi 1:7, 8 True Spiritual Service
Malachi 1:11 The Great Name Honored
Malachi 1:12, 13 Man's Estimate of God's Worship
Malachi 1:12-14 God's Majesty A Notice for True Service
Malachi 1 Illustrations to Chapter 1


Malachi 2 Critical Notes
Malachi 2:1-5 Priestly Blessings Turned into a Curse
Malachi 2:2, 3 Failure in Official Duties
Malachi 2:6,7 The True Minister
Malachi 2:8, 9 The False Minister
Malachi 2:10-12 Unlawful Marriages
Malachi 2:10 A Common Fatherhood
Malachi 2:11 Unholy Marriages
Malachi 2:13-16 Unlawful Divorce
Malachi 2:17 Practical Infidelity

Malachi 2 Illustrations to Chapter 2


Malachi 3 Critical Notes
Malachi 3:1-5 The Coming of the Lord
Malachi 3:1 The Messenger of the Covenant
Malachi 3:2, 3 The Refiner and the Crucible
Malachi 3:6 The Unchanging God
Malachi 3:7-12 Divine Blessings Suspended
Malachi 3:8 Robbing God
Malachi 3:13-15 Hard Sayings Against God
Malachi 3:16-18 Divine Recognition of Christian Fellowship
Malachi 3 Illustrations to Chapter 3


Malachi 4 Critical Notes

Malachi 4:1-5 The Approach of the Judgment Day
Malachi 4:2 The Sun of Righteousness
Malachi 4:4 Remembering the Law
Malachi 4:5,6 Elijah's Ministry A Type of the Christian Ministry
Malachi 4 Illustrations to Chapter 4

Jamieson, Fausset, Brown
Commentary Critical and Explanatory
on the Whole Bible

Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Malachi 3
Malachi 4

S Lewis Johnson
Sermon/Commentary Notes on Malachi
Mp3, Pdf, MS Word, HTML
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Malachi 1:2, 6, 7 The Last of the Prophets
Malachi 1:1-5 The Enigma of the Divine Hatred

Malachi 1:6-14 The Worship that Enrages God

Malachi 2:1-9 God and the Ministry

Malachi 2:10-17 The Lord God on the Subject of Divorce

Malachi 2:17-3:6 The Coming Judge

Malachi 3:7-12 Shall We Tithe?

Malachi 3:13-4:6 The Day of the Lord

Keil and Delitzsch
Commentary on Malachi
See caveat regarding this commentary

Malachi 1 Commentary
Malachi 2 Commentary
Malachi 3 Commentary
Malachi 4 Commentary

Sermons, Illustrations, Outlines on Malachi

Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Malachi 3
Malachi 4

S Franklin Logsdon
Commentary on Malachi
"Will A Man Rob God?"
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Malachi Chapter 1  The LORD God's Love Questioned
Malachi Chapter 2  The LORD God's Name Disesteemed
Malachi Chapter 3  The LORD God's Worship Corrupted
Malachi Chapter 4 he LORD God's Entreaty Refused
Malachi Chapter 5 The LORD God's Treasury Robbed
Malachi Chapter 6 The LORD God's Sovereignty Denied

Malachi Chapter 7 The Three Tenses of the LORD's Sovereignty
Malachi Chapter 8 Messiah's Coming Ignored

W H Lowe
Commentary on Malachi

Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Malachi 3
Malachi 4

Alexander Maclaren
Who is Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910)?

Malachi 1:6-7: A Dialogue With God 1
Malachi 1:8: Blemished Offerings
Malachi 2:12, 14: A Dialogue With God 2
Malachi 3:1-12: The Last Word of Prophecy
Malachi 3:6: The Unchanging Lord
Malachi 3:7: A Dialogue With God 3
Malachi 3:13-18, 4:1-6:‘Stout Words: And Their Confutation
Malachi 4:6: The Last Words of the Old and New Testaments

J Vernon McGee
Thru the Bible
Commentaries on Malachi

Mp3 Audio
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Literal, futuristic interpretation
Complete Commentary of Malachi on one zip file
Malachi - Introductory Notes, Outlines - Pdf

Malachi - Introduction
Malachi - Malachi's Message

Malachi 1:1 Commentary

Malachi 1:2-3 Commentary

Malachi 1:4-7 Commentary

Malachi 1:8 Commentary

Malachi 1:9-13 Commentary

Malachi 1:13-14 Commentary

Malachi 2 Introduction

Malachi 2:1-3 Commentary

Malachi 2:4-6 Commentary

Malachi 2:7-9 Commentary

Malachi 2:10 Commentary

Malachi 2:11-14 Commentary

Malachi 2:15 Commentary

Malachi 2:15-16 Commentary
Malachi - The Best Love

Malachi 2:17 Commentary

Malachi 3:1-3 Commentary

Malachi 3:4-6 Commentary

Malachi 3:7 Commentary

Malachi 3:8 Commentary

Malachi 3:9 Commentary

Malachi 3:10 Commentary

Malachi 3:11-12 Commentary

Malachi 3:13-14 Commentary

Malachi 3:15-18 Commentary

Malachi 4:1-5 Commentary

Malachi 4:6 Commentary

Eugene Merrill
Commentary on Malachi

Malachi Commentary - >70 page exegetical commentary with extensive bibliography (>200 resources referenced!)

F B Meyer
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Devotional Commentaries

Malachi 1:8 Devotional Commentary
Malachi 2:6 Devotional Commentary
Malachi 3:3 Devotional Commentary
Malachi 4:2 Devotional Commentary

Miscellaneous Resources
Commentaries, Sermons, Devotionals

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Reviving God’s Covenant with Levi- Reflections on Malachi 2:1-9 Daniel Block

Fire In God's House- Influence Of Malachi 3 In The NT by John Proctor

Old Testament Perspectives On Divorce And Remarriage by Joe M. Sprinkle

A Commentary On The Book Of Malachi by Richard V. Clearwaters

The Promise of the Arrival of Elijah in Malachi and the Gospels by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.

Malachi 316 "Book of Remembrance” or Royal Memorandum An Exegetical Note -- David C. Deuel

The Prophets and the Promise - 433 Page Book W J Beecher
Elijah, Election, and the Use of Malachi in the NT Craig Bloomberg

The Commanding Importance of the Prophetic Scriptures
The Minor Prophets - not online but listed because it is recommended

Charles Feinberg
Malachi 3:2 - Fuller's Soap - Manners and Customs James Freeman
Commenting on Commentaries on the Book of Malachi Gary Galeotti
Malachi - An Overview Grace Institute
An Introduction to Malachi George Klein
How to Preach From the Prophets Donald Leggett

Divorce and Re-Marriage: Recovering the Biblical View - 11 chapter book with appendix - recommended

Divorce in the Prophets Discipline or Adultery

William Luck

Malachi -Intro, Date, Setting, Themes, Interpretative Challenges, Outline

John MacArthur
An Introduction to the Book of Malachi
An Argument of the Book of Malachi
David Malick
The Prophet's Watchword: Day of the LORD - Mal 4:5 Richard Mayhue
Minor Prophets - Book Introductions
Malachi - Introductory Notes, Outlines
J Vernon McGee
Study Notes on Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
Malachi in a Timeline
Middletown Bible

G Campbell Morgan's devotional/practical thoughts make good fodder for sermon preparation!

Malachi - Living Messages

G Campbell Morgan
Malachi in the Analyzed Bible G Campbell Morgan
Timeline of Israel's History Wil Pounds

See discussion of the Day of the Lord = Malachi 3:2, 4:5

On Site
Sermon Illustrations on Malachi On site

The Messianic Hope of Israel - The Hope Scheduled in Malachi (see page 7)

Max I Reich
The Prophet Malachi (Overview) Arend Remmers
Malachi - How Has God Loved Us? RBC Booklet
Messianic Prophecies Allen Ross

Malachi Survey
Malachi - Matthew - Why Study the 400 Silent Years?
Malachi Sermon Overview
Malachi Outline for Studying
Malachi Honoring God
Malachi 1 The Power of Honor
Malachi 1:1-2, 6-14
Malachi 1:1-1:5 How Do you Love Me?
Malachi 1:1-1:5 Q & A
Malachi 1: 6-10 Offering God Less than Your Best
Malachi 1: 6-14 Worship
Malachi 1: 6-2:9 What's Wrong with my Service
Malachi 1:14 God is Great
Malachi 2 Live Honorably
Malachi 2:10-3:5 Spiritual Infidelity
Malachi 2:10-16 Why Don't You Answer My Prayers?
Malachi 2:17-3:5  The King is Coming
Malachi 3 I Am Not Responsible
Malachi 3-4 Fire of God
Malachi 3:1-4 Road Work
Malachi 3:1-5 Love Invites Repentance
Malachi 3:3-12 A Sermon on Tithing
Malachi 3:8-12 Tip or Tithe
Malachi 3 Tithing is Unscriptural Under the New Covenant
Malachi 3:6-12 Return to Worship
Malachi 3:6-12 Encourage the Tithe
Malachi 3:6-12 Promise for Financial Blessings
Malachi 3:6-7 Why Do I Have to Repent?
Malachi 3:6-18 The Last Word
Malachi 3:10-12 O How I Love Jesus
Malachi 3:16-4:6 Decided Destiny
Malachi 4: Sermon Notes
Malachi 4:1-6 The Right Side of Judgment Day
Malachi 4:1-6 Christmas and the Day of the Lord
Malachi 4:4-5 Father Hunger

Malachi 1, Sermon Illustrations

Malachi 1, Sermon Illustrations

Malachi 3,Sermon Illustrations

Malachi 4, Sermon Illustrations


Analysis of Malachi - Well Done

James Van Dine


Malachi Commentary Paul Apple
Malachi Sermon Notes Rich Cathers
Malachi Sermon Notes - Recommended Steven Cole

Malachi Commentary - but be very discerning as he replaces Israel with the church writing " God permanently removed the "kingdom" from Israel, and gave it to the church" (page 42). However see Jehovah's inviolable, immutable promise (Josh 23:14) to Israel in Je 31:35, 36, 37 (cp Lk 22:30 - where Israel is clearly Israel! See also Ro 11:13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 28, 29, 30- notes . See discussion of Gal 6:16 - Israel of God )

Vincent Cheung

Be a Berean - Not always a literal interpretation. Caveat Emptor!
Malachi - Commentary for English Readers

Malachi 1 Commentary for English Readers
Malachi 2 Commentary for English Readers
Malachi 3 Commentary for English Readers
Malachi 4 Commentary for English Readers

C J Ellicott
Malachi: Treating God With Respect Bruce Goettsche
Concise Bible Commentary on Malachi James Gray
Malachi Commentary F B Hole
Malachi Commentary Hampton Keathley IV
Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on Malachi ( Another Source) Keil and Delitzsch
Malachi Commentary William Kelly
The Minor Prophets J. Hampton Keathley, III
Malachi Commentary W H Lowe
Malachi Commentary Joseph Packard
Malachi Commentary - The People's Bible Joseph Parker
Malachi Commentary T T Perowne
Malachi Commentary Pulpit Commentary
Malachi Commentary Speaker's Commentary
Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi - Well Done John Stevenson

Obadiah, Joel, Haggai and Malachi - Be very discerning : Utley is Amillennial and replaces Israel with the Church. Why listed? Because he has interesting grammatical (word and phrase studies) and historical comments. (See Related Resources: Millennium ; Israel of God )

Bob Utley


Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Brian Bell
Malachi 1-2
Malachi 3-4
Joe Guglielmo
Malachi 1-3 When Worship Has Lost Its Worth - Recommended Ray Pritchard

Malachi 1:11 Joyce G. Baldwin, "Malachi 1:11 and the Worship of the Nations in the Old Testament," Tyndale Bulletin 23 (1972): 117-124

Joyce Baldwin
Malachi 1:3,4 Edom John Kitto
Malachi 1:6-11 Why Think About Worship? Bruce Goettsche
Malachi 1:6 Carelessness and Casualness in Worship Paul Tassell
Malachi 1:6 Our Father's Demand James Smith

Malachi 1:8 Busyness
Malachi 1: The object in putting these verses in the Bible J R Miller
Malachi 1:14 The Best for God Octavius Winslow


Malachi 2 What Really Matters - God's Passionate Perspective On Marriage

Malachi 2 and Malachi 3 - An Exposition John Taylor
Malachi 2:1-16 Covenant Unfaithfulness George Harrison
Malachi 2:10-16 Divorce in Malachi 2:10-16 Walter Kaiser
Malachi 2:10-16 Building Godly Marriages and 'God Kids' Stuart Briscoe

Malachi 2:14 A Covenant of Companionship — (Exodus 20 and 21)

William Luck
Malachi 2:14-17 A Godly Marriage? Joe Guglielmo
Malachi 2:16 Who Has Gone Through a Divorce Mark Adams
Malachi 2:17 Wearying Jehovah with our Words Horatius Bonar


Malachi 3:1: The Messenger of the Covenant Wil Pounds
Malachi 3:1-4 God's Whistle Blower Brett Webb-Mitchell
Malachi 3:2 - Fuller's Soap - Manners and Customs
Malachi 3:16 Book of Remembrance - Manners and Customs
James Freeman
Malachi 3:2 Fulling (Fullers' soap)
Malachi 3:16 The Book of Remembrance
Manners and Customs by
James Freeman
Malachi 3:3: The Refiner's Fire F B Meyer
Malachi 3:4-5 Lord, Light the Fire! Joe Guglielmo
Malachi 3:6 (Ro 11:28-29) I The Lord Do Not Change Ray Pritchard
Malachi 3:6 I The Lord Do Not Change James Smith

Malachi 3:10-11 Multiple Illustrations on Tithe
Malachi 3:10 Money Matters Mark Adams
Malachi 3:10 - Six Promises
Malachi 3:10 Just Try It, And See If God Doesn't Bless You
Robert Morgan
Malachi 3:10 Practicing the Promises of God - 1
Malachi 3:10 Practicing the Promises of God - 2
Malachi 3:10 Practicing the Promises of God - 3
W A Criswell
Malachi 3:16-18 The Making of God's Jewel P. G. Mathew
Malachi 3:16-18 Religion Our True Interest Thomas Watson
Malachi 3:6 The God You Can Depend On Bruce Goettsche


Malachi 4:2 Hark the Herald Angels - Stanza 3
Malachi 4:2 Eternal Sun of Righteousness
Charles Wesley
Malachi 4:3 Treatment of Enemies Manners and Customs by
James Freeman
Malachi 4:3 Treatment of Enemies - Manners and Customs James Freeman
Malachi 4:5 The Promise of  the Arrival of Elijah in Malachi and the Gospels Walter Kaiser
Malachi 4:6 Transformed Hearts, Transformed Homes Sam Harbin

G Campbell Morgan
Malachi Commentary
Wherein Have We Robbed God?
Malachi's Message to the Men of Today

Malachi Introduction
The Spirit of the Age
The Complaints of Jehovah
The Divine Attitude
The Elect Remnant
The Final Word

Henry Morris
Defender's Study Bible Notes
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Malachi 1 Commentary
Malachi 2 Commentary
Malachi 3 Commentary
Malachi 4 Commentary

Net Bible Notes
Malachi Commentary Notes
Links open chapter
Net Commentary Notes at bottom
Includes Art and Hymns

Malachi 1 Commentary
Malachi 2 Commentary
Malachi 3 Commentary
Malachi 4 Commentary

Phil Newton
Sermons on Malachi
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Malachi 1:1-5 Loving Jacob, Hating Esau
Malachi 1:6-14 True Worship
Malachi 2:1-9 Warning to Leaders
Malachi 2:10-16 The Covenant of Marriage
Malachi 2:17-3:6 The God of Justice
Malachi 3:7-12 Robbing God
Malachi 3:13-18 Spiritual Inventory
Malachi 4:1-6 The Day is Coming

Our Daily Bread
Devotionals for
Sermon and teaching illustrations
from Radio Bible Class

Malachi 1:2 - Returning God's Love
Malachi 1:2-3 - It's So Unfair!

Malachi 1:1-5 It's So Unfair!

Malachi 1:6-14 Shopping Strategy

Malachi 1:7 - The Polluters

Malachi 1:1-8 Meaning And Purpose

Malachi 2:10-16 Sad Split

Malachi 2:14 The Marriage Covenant
Malachi 2:17 - Illusionary Living

Malachi 2:13-17 Reality Or Illusion
Malachi 3:1-6 Orphans And Widows

Malachi 3:5: "Financial Immorality"
Malachi 3:6 Our Changing World
Malachi 3:6: A God Of Absolutes

Malachi 3:16-18 Returning God's Love

Malachi 4:2 Restoring Order

Malachi 4:2 Let's Get Growing!
Malachi 4:2 - Sunshine For Your Soul

Malachi 4:2 Songbird In The Dark

Malachi 4:2 -The Power Of The Sun

Malachi 4:4-6 A Family In Trouble

Malachi 4:6 - Final Words

Joseph Packard
Book of Malachi
Expositional Commentary

Malachi Introduction
Malachi 1:1-5
Malachi 1:6-2:10
Malachi 2:10-16
Malachi 2:17-3:7
Malachi 3:7-12
Malachi 3:13-4:6

Joseph Parker
The People's Bible

Malachi 1:1-6 The Burden of Malachi
Malachi 2 Prophets and Priests
Malachi 3 The Divine Call
Malachi 4 Closing Prophecies

T T Perowne
The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges
Be cautious (Acts 17:11- note ) : Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

Malachi Introduction

Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Malachi 3
Malachi 4

John Piper

Malachi  You Shall Go Forth Leaping Like Calves
Malachi 1:1-5 The Greatness of God's Electing Love
Malachi 1:6-14 Honor Thy Majestic Father
Malachi 1:6-14 The Curse of Careless Worship
Malachi 2:1-9 The Curse of Priestly Failure
Malachi 2:1-9 The Glory of Priestly Success
Malachi 2:10-16 Let None Be Faithless to the Wife of His Youth
Malachi 2:17-3:6 He Is Like a Refiner's Fire
Malachi 3:7-12 You Will Be a Land of Delight
Malachi 3:13-18 I Will Spare Them as a Man Spares His Son
Malachi 4:1-3 The Sun of Righteousness Will Rise
Malachi 4:4-6 He Will Turn the Hearts of the Fathers to the Children

Precept Ministries
Transcripts of Lectures by David Arthur
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Lesson 1-Have You Ever Doubted God's Love?
Lesson 2 How Do You KNOW You are OK with God?
Lesson 3  What is Involved in -"Returning to God"?


Malachi - Precept Lesson 1 free download

Pulpit Commentary
Be cautious (Acts 17:11-
note ) : Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

Malachi Introduction

Malachi 1 Commentary

Malachi 1 Homiletics
Malachi 1 Homilies

Malachi 2 Commentary

Malachi 2 Homiletics
Malachi 2 Homilies

Malachi 3 Commentary

Malachi 3 Homiletics
Malachi 3 Homilies

Malachi 4 Commentary

Malachi 4 Homiletics
Malachi 4 Homilies

Edward B Pusey
Commentary on Malachi
The Minor Prophets
(originally published 1860)
General Introduction

James Rosscup writes " This work originally appeared in 1860. The present publication is set up in two columns to the page with the text of the Authorized Version reproduced at the top. Scripture references, Hebrew words, and other citations are relegated to the bottom of the page. The work is detailed and analytical in nature. Introduction, background and explanation of the Hebrew are quite helpful. Pusey holds to the grammatical-historical type of interpretation until he gets into sections dealing with the future of Israel, and here Israel becomes the church in the amillennial vein." ( Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos Format )

Malachi Introduction
Malachi 1 Commentary
Malachi 2 Commentary
Malachi 3 Commentary
Malachi 4 Commentary

Randall Radic
Commentary on Malachi
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Introduction and Malachi 1:1-3
Malachi 1:4-7
Malachi 1:9-11
Malachi 1:12-14
Malachi 2:1-4
Malachi 2:5-8
Malachi 2:9-12
Malachi 2:13-17
Malachi 3:1
Malachi 3:2-4
Malachi 3:5-8
Malachi 3:9-18
Malachi 4

Don Robinson
Sermon Notes
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Malachi 1:14 God is Great

Malachi 2:11-16 Divorce, Remarriage, and the Bible

Malachi 2:14-17 Restoring the Foundations

Malachi 3:7-10 All-Encompassing Promises

Malachi 3:8 What a Rip-off !!

Dave Roper
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Malachi 1:1-5 God Loves You
Malachi 1:6-2:9 The Cure for Boredom
Malachi 2:10-16 The Wife of Your Youth
Malachi 2:17-3:12 Healing the Land
Malachi 3:13-4:6 The Rising of the Son

Allen Ross
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Malachi 1:1-5 God’s Faithful Covenant Love
Malachi 1:6-17 Worship That God Rejects
Malachi 2:1-9 Faithful Teaching Of God’s Word
Malachi 2:10-16 Profaning The Marriage Covenant
Malachi 2:17-3:12 God’s Justice and Faithfulness
Malachi 3:13--4:6 Preparing for The Day of The Lord

C I Scofield
Reference Notes
On Malachi
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Malachi 3
Malachi 4

Charles Simeon
Sermons on Malachi

NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3 even better)

Malachi 1:2, 3 The Sovereignty of God's Grace
Malachi 1:6 Relative Duties to God and Man
Malachi 1:8 God's Appeal to Self-Justifying Sinners
Malachi 1:11 The Calling of the Gentiles
Malachi 2:2 Repentance Glorifying God
Malachi 2:5-7 The Ministerial Office
Malachi 3:1-3 The Effect's of Christ's Advent
Malachi 3:6 The Immutability of God
Malachi 3:8 Sin a Robbery of God
Malachi 3:16, 17 Christian Fellowship Approved of God
Malachi 4:1,2 The Sun of Righteousness Arising
Malachi 4:5,6 Elijah to Precede our Lord

Chuck Smith
Sermon Notes on Malachi
Calvary Chapel
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Commentary Message plus Audio

Malachi 1-4

Sermon Outlines

Malachi 1:2
Malachi 2:9
Malachi 3:8-11
Malachi 3:13-17
Malachi 3:16-17
Malachi 3:16-17b
Malachi 3:16c

George A Smith
Commentary on Malachi
The Expositor's Bible
The Book of the Twelve
The Prophet in Early Israel
The Eighth Century in Israel
Influence of Assyria Upon Prophecy
The Seventh Century in Israel
The Early Years of Josiah (639-625): Jeremiah and Zephaniah
The Rest of the Century (625-586): The Fall of Nineveh; Nahum and Habakkuk
Israel Under the Persians (539-331BC)
From the Return from Babylon to the Building of the Temple (536-516BC)

James Rosscup writes " Though old this is well-written and often cited, with many good statements on spiritual truths. Users will find much that is worthwhile, and sometimes may disagree, as when he sees the Jonah account as allegorical ( Ed: See Tony Garland's article on the Rise of Allegorical Interpretation )." ( Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos Format )

From Zechariah to Malachi
Malachi Chapters 1-4: Prophecy Within the Law
Malachi 1:2-5 God's Love for Israel and Hatred of Edom
Malachi 1:6-14 Honour Thy Father
Malachi 2:1-9 The Priesthood of Knowledge
Malachi 2:10-17 The Cruelty of Divorce
Malachi 2:17-3:5 Where is the God of Judgment?
Malachi 3:6-12 Repentance by Tithes
Malachi 3:13-21 The Judgment to Come
Malachi 3:22-24 The Return of Elijah

Speakers Commentary
Commentary on Malachi
Indexed by Chapter and Verse
Be cautious (Acts 17:11- note ) : Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

Malachi - Introduction

Malachi 1:1-5 Commentary

Malachi 1:7-11 Commentary

Malachi 1:12-14 Commentary

Malachi 2:1-3 Commentary

Malachi 2:4-11 Commentary

Malachi 2:12-16 Commentary

Malachi 2:17 Commentary

Malachi 3:1-5 Commentary

Malachi 3:6-12 Commentary

Malachi 3:13-18 Commentary

Malachi 4:1-2 Commentary

Malachi 4:3-6 Commentary

C H Spurgeon
Devotional Commentaries
Morning and Evening
Faith's Checkbook

Malachi 3:2
Malachi 3:6
Malachi 3:10
Malachi 3:17
Malachi 4:2
Malachi 4:2

C H Spurgeon
All of his Sermons on Malachi

Malachi 1:1 The Burden of the Word of the Lord
Malachi 1:2a Love's Lamentation

Malachi 1:2 God’s Love Shamefully Questioned
Malachi 1:2 Sermon Notes and Illustrations
Malachi 2:17 Great Difference

Malachi 3:1 The Messenger of the Covenant

Malachi 3:1 The Immutability of God ( one of first Sermons preached)

Malachi 3:3 The Sitting of the Refiner

Malachi 3:8 Robbers of God
Malachi 3:10 Proving God

Malachi 3:17 God’s Jewels
Malachi 4:2 Bright Prospects for Young Believers

Malachi 4:2 Sun of Righteousness
Malachi 4:2 Sermon Notes and Illustrations
Malachi 4:2 The Rising Sun

Ray Stedman
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

God Encourages: Malachi
Malachi: Think Upon His Name

When Love Grows Old - Malachi

The 400 Years between the Old and New Testaments

Richard Stock
Commentary upon the Prophecy of Malachi

Spurgeon comments: Contains a stock of knowledge, and more than a sufficient stock of quotations from the fathers. Torshell printed the book fifteen years after Stock’s death, and finding it to be written for a popular audience only, he added an examination of the original and a few notes in a more learned style, to make a complete commentary. The two authors hare thus composed the work upon Malachi.

Malachi Introduction

Malachi 1

Malachi 1 - Torshell
Malachi 2
Malachi 2 - Torshell
Malachi 3
Malachi 3 - Torshell
Malachi 4
Malachi 4 - Torshell

Steve Zeisler
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Malachi 1:1-5 God Loves You
Malachi 1:6-2:9 Worthless Worship
Malachi 2:10-16  Divorce: The Corruption Of A Covenant
Malachi 2:17-3:15 Where is the God Of Justice
Malachi 3:16-4: You Bet Your Life

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