Malachi 4:6
Good News Translation
He will bring fathers and children together again; otherwise I would have to come and destroy your country."

Contemporary English Version
He will lead children and parents to love each other more, so that when I come, I won't bring destruction to the land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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 strike the earth with anathema.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 strike the earth with anathema.

turn.

Luke 1:16,17,76 And he shall convert many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. . . .

lest.

Isaiah 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God: to comfort all that mourn:

Daniel 9:26,27 And after sixty-two weeks Christ shall be slain: and the people that shall deny him shall not be his. And a people, with their leader, that shall come, shall destroy the city, and the sanctuary: and the end thereof shall be waste, and after the end of the war the appointed desolation. . . .

Zechariah 11:6 And I will no more spare the inhabitants of the land, saith the Lord: behold I will deliver the men, every one into his neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall destroy the land, and I will not deliver it out of their hand.

Zechariah 13:8 And there shall be in all the earth, saith the Lord, two parts in it shall be scattered, and shall perish: but the third part shall be left therein.

Zechariah 14:2 And I will gather all nations to Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken, and the houses shall be rifled, and the women shall be defiled: and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the rest of the people shall not be taken away out of the city.

Matthew 22:7 But when the king had heard of it, he was angry: and sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers and burnt their city.

Matthew 23:35-38 That upon you may come all the just blood that hath been shed upon the earth, from the blood of Abel the just, even unto the blood of Zacharias the son of Barachias, whom you killed between the temple and the altar. . . .

Matthew 24:27-30 For as lightning cometh out of the east and appeareth even into the west: so shall also the cowling of the Son of man be. . . .

Mark 13:14-26 And when you shall see the abomination of desolation, standing where it ought not (he that readeth let him understand): then let them that are in Judea flee unto the mountains. . . .

Luke 19:41-44 And when he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over it, saying: . . .

Luke 21:22-27 For these are the days of vengeance, that all things may be fulfilled, that are written. . . .

and smite.

Deuteronomy 29:19-29 And when he shall hear the words of this oath, he should bless himself in his heart saying: I shall have peace, and will walk on in the naughtiness of my heart: and the drunken may consume the thirsty, . . .

Isaiah 24:6 Therefore shall a curse devour the earth, and the inhabitants thereof shall sin: and therefore they that dwell therein shall be mad, and few men shall be left.

Isaiah 43:28 And I have profaned the holy princes, I have given Jacob to slaughter, and Israel to reproach.

Isaiah 65:15 And you shall leave your name for an execration to my elect: and the Lord God shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name.

Daniel 9:11 And all Israel have transgressed thy law, and have turned away from hearing thy voice, and the malediction, and the curse, which is written in the book of Moses, the servant of God, is fallen upon us, because we have sinned against him.

Zechariah 5:3 And he said to me: This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the earth: for every thief shall be judged as is there written: and every one that sweareth in like manner shall be judged by it.

Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord shall strike all nations that have fought against Jerusalem: the flesh of every one shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

Mark 11:21 And Peter remembering, said to him: Rabbi, behold the fig tree which thou didst curse is withered away.

Hebrews 6:8 But that which bringeth forth thorns and briers is reprobate and very near unto a curse: whose end is to be burnt.

Hebrews 10:26-31 For if we sin wilfully after having the knowledge of the truth, there is now left no sacrifice for sins: . . .

Revelation 22:3,20,21 And there shall be no curse any more: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it. And his servants shall serve him. . . .

Context
The Great Day of the LORD
5Behold, I will send you Elias the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. 6And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers: lest I come, and strike the earth with anathema.
Cross References
Luke 1:17
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias: that he may turn the hearts of the fathers unto the children and the incredulous to the wisdom of the just, to prepare unto the Lord a perfect people.

Revelation 19:15
And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp two-edged sword, that with it he may strike the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty.

Isaiah 11:4
But he shall judge the poor with justice, and shall reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.

Isaiah 40:3
The voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the wilderness the paths of our God.

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

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.

who shall turn again the heart of the father to the son, and the heart of a man to his neighbour, lest I come and smite the earth grievously. Remember the law of my servant Moses, accordingly as I charged him with it in Choreb for all Israel, even the commandments and ordinances.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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!
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