Malachi 4:3
New International Version
Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the LORD Almighty.

New Living Translation
On the day when I act, you will tread upon the wicked as if they were dust under your feet,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.

English Standard Version
And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the LORD of hosts.

Berean Study Bible
Then you will trample the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day I am preparing,” says the LORD of Hosts.

King James Bible
And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.

New King James Version
You shall trample the wicked, For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet On the day that I do this,” Says the LORD of hosts.

New American Standard Bible
And you will crush the wicked underfoot, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I am preparing,” says the LORD of armies.

NASB 1995
“You will tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing,” says the LORD of hosts.

NASB 1977
“And you will tread down the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing,” says the LORD of hosts.

Amplified Bible
You will trample the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this,” says the LORD of hosts.

Christian Standard Bible
You will trample the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day I am preparing,” says the LORD of Armies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will trample the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day I am preparing,” says the LORD of Hosts.”

American Standard Version
And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I make, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you shall tread upon the evil because they will be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I work, says LORD JEHOVAH of Hosts

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And ye shall trample the wicked; for they shall be ashes underneath your feet in the day which I appoint, saith the Lord Almighty.

Contemporary English Version
When I come to bring justice, you will trample those who are evil, as though they were ashes under your feet. I, the LORD All-Powerful, have spoken!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you shall tread down the wicked when they shall be ashes under the sole of your feet in the day that I do this, saith the Lord of hosts.

English Revised Version
And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I do make, saith the LORD of hosts.

Good News Translation
On the day when I act, you will overcome the wicked, and they will be like dust under your feet.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will trample on wicked people, because on the day I act they will be ashes under the soles of your feet," says the LORD of Armies.

International Standard Version
and trample down the wicked. Indeed, they will become ashes under the soles of your feet on the day I do this," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye shall tread down the wicked; For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet In the day that I do make, Saith the LORD of hosts.

Literal Standard Version
And you have trodden down the wicked, For they are ashes under the soles of your feet, In the day that I am appointing,” said YHWH of Hosts.

NET Bible
You will trample on the wicked, for they will be like ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing," says the LORD who rules over all.

New Heart English Bible
You shall tread down the wicked; for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I make," says the LORD of hosts.

World English Bible
You shall tread down the wicked; for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I make," says Yahweh of Armies.

Young's Literal Translation
And ye have trodden down the wicked, For they are ashes under the soles of your feet, In the day that I am appointing, Said Jehovah of Hosts.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Great Day of the LORD
2“But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and leap like calves from the stall. 3Then you will trample the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day I am preparing,” says the LORD of Hosts. 4“Remember the law of My servant Moses, the statutes and ordinances I commanded him for all Israel at Horeb.…

Cross References
Joshua 10:24
When they had brought the kings to Joshua, he summoned all the men of Israel and said to the army commanders who had accompanied him, "Come here and put your feet on the necks of these kings." So the commanders came forward and put their feet on their necks.

2 Samuel 22:39
I devoured and crushed them so they could not rise; they have fallen under my feet.

Job 40:12
Look on every proud man and humble him; trample the wicked where they stand.

Psalm 49:14
Like sheep they are destined for Sheol. Death will be their shepherd. The upright will rule them in the morning, and their form will decay in Sheol, far from their lofty abode.

Isaiah 26:6
Feet trample it down--the feet of the oppressed, the steps of the poor.

Lamentations 1:15
The Lord has rejected all the mighty men in my midst; He has summoned an army against me to crush my young warriors. Like grapes in a winepress, the Lord has trampled the Virgin Daughter of Judah.

Ezekiel 28:18
By the multitude of your iniquities and the dishonesty of your trading you have profaned your sanctuaries. So I made fire come from within you, and it consumed you. I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the eyes of all who saw you.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, said the LORD of hosts.

tread down.

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Joshua 10:24,25
And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them…

2 Samuel 22:43
Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad.









(3) Tread down.--Comp. Isaiah 26:5-6.

That I shall do this.--Better, which I am about to make. (Comp. Malachi 3:17.)

Verse 3. - Ye shall tread down the wicked (comp. Micah 4:13). They who were once oppressed and overborne by the powers of wickedness shall now rise superior to all hindrances, and themselves tread down the wicked as the ashes under their feet, to which the fire of judgment shall reduce them. In the day that I shall do this; rather, as in Malachi 3:17, in the day which I am preparing.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then you will trample
וְעַסּוֹתֶ֣ם (wə·‘as·sō·w·ṯem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 6072: To squeeze out juice, to trample

the wicked,
רְשָׁעִ֔ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they will be
יִהְי֣וּ (yih·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

ashes
אֵ֔פֶר (’ê·p̄er)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 665: Ashes

under
תַּ֖חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

the soles
כַּפּ֣וֹת (kap·pō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

of your feet
רַגְלֵיכֶ֑ם (raḡ·lê·ḵem)
Noun - fdc | second person masculine plural
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

on the day
בַּיּוֹם֙ (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

am preparing,”
עֹשֶׂ֔ה (‘ō·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

says
אָמַ֖ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

of Hosts.
צְבָאֽוֹת׃ (ṣə·ḇā·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign


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