"Your words have beenaarrogantagainst Me," says the LORD. "Yet you say, 'What have we spokenagainst You?'
"You have said, 'It is 1vain to serveGod ; and what2profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourningbefore the LORD of hosts ?
'So now we 3call the arrogantblessed ; not only are the doers of wickednessbuilt up but they alsotestGod and 4escape.' "
16Then those who bfeared the LORDspoke to oneanother, and the LORD5gaveattention and heard it, and a 6book of remembrance was writtenbefore Him for those who cfear the LORD and who esteem His name.
"They will be 7Mine," says the LORD of hosts, "on the 8day that I dprepare My e9own possession, and I will fspare them as a mang10spares his own son who serves him."
So you will again11distinguishbetween the righteous and the wicked, between one who servesGod and one who does not serve Him.