Your words have been unsufferable to me, saith the Lord.
And you have said: What have we spoken against thee? You have said: He laboureth in vain that serveth God, and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinances, and that we have walked sorrowful before the Lord of hosts?
Wherefore now we call the proud people happy, for they that work wickedness are built up, and they have tempted God and are preserved.
Then they that feared the Lord, spoke every one with his neighbour: and the Lord gave ear, and heard it: and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that fear the Lord, and think on his name.
And they shall be my special possession, saith the Lord of hosts, in the day that I do judgment: and I will spare them, as a man spareth his son that serveth him.
And you shall return, and shall see the difference between the just and the wicked: and between him that serveth God, and him that serveth him not.