Malachi 3:13-18 NIV

13 "You have said harsh things1 against me," says the LORD. "Yet you ask,2 'What have we said against you?'

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14 "You have said, 'It is futile3 to serve4 God. What did we gain by carrying out his requirements5 and going about like mourners6 before the LORD Almighty?

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15 But now we call the arrogant7 blessed. Certainly the evildoers8 prosper,9 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.10 A scroll11 of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared12 the LORD and honored his name.

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17 "They will be mine,13" says the LORD Almighty, "in the day when I make up my treasured possession.a14 I will spare15 them, just as in compassion a man spares his son16 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 righteous17 and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.18

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