talked with each other,
and the LORD listened and heard.
A scroll of remembrance was written
in his presence
concerning those who feared the LORD
and honored his name.
"They will be mine,"
says the LORD Almighty,
"in the day when I make up
my treasured possession
I will spare them,
just as in compassion
a man spares his son who serves him.
And you will again see the distinction
between the righteous and the wicked,
between those who serve GOD
and those who do not."
~ Malachi 3