Malachi 3:12-18 NIV

12 "Then all the nations will call you blessed,1 for yours will be a delightful land,"2 says the LORD Almighty.3

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13 "You have said harsh things4 against me," says the LORD. "Yet you ask,5 'What have we said against you?'

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14 "You have said, 'It is futile6 to serve7 God. What did we gain by carrying out his requirements8 and going about like mourners9 before the LORD Almighty?

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15 But now we call the arrogant10 blessed. Certainly the evildoers11 prosper,12 and even those who challenge God escape.' "

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16 Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard.13 A scroll14 of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared15 the LORD and honored his name.

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17 "They will be mine,16" says the LORD Almighty, "in the day when I make up my treasured possession.a17 I will spare18 them, just as in compassion a man spares his son19 who serves him.

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    • a 3:17 - Or "Almighty, "my treasured possession, in the day when I act"
      18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous20 and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.21

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