Malachi 3:16
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New International Version
Then those who feared the LORD 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.

New Living Translation
Then those who feared the LORD spoke with each other, and the LORD listened to what they said. In his presence, a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared him and always thought about the honor of his name.

English Standard Version
Then those who feared the LORD spoke with one another. The LORD paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the LORD and esteemed his name.

New American Standard Bible
Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His name.

King James Bible
Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that time those who feared the LORD spoke to one another. The LORD took notice and listened. So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who feared Yahweh and had high regard for His name. "

International Standard Version
Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other. The LORD listened and took note, and a scroll of remembrance was written in his presence about those who fear the LORD and honor His name.

NET Bible
Then those who respected the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD took notice. A scroll was prepared before him in which were recorded the names of those who respected the LORD and honored his name.

New Heart English Bible
Then those who feared the LORD spoke one with another; and the LORD listened, and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him, for those who feared the LORD, and who honored his name.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD paid attention and listened. A book was written in his presence to be a reminder to those who feared the LORD and respected his name.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then they that feared the LORD Spoke one with another; And the LORD hearkened, and heard, And a book of remembrance was written before Him, For them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon His name.

New American Standard 1977
Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His name.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then those that feared the LORD spoke one to another, and the LORD hearkened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for those that feared the LORD and for those that think in his name.

King James 2000 Bible
Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

American King James Version
Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD listened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought on his name.

American Standard Version
Then they that feared Jehovah spake one with another; and Jehovah hearkened, and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him, for them that feared Jehovah, and that thought upon his name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
Then they that feared Jehovah spoke often one to another; and Jehovah observed [it], and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared Jehovah, and that thought upon his name.

English Revised Version
Then they that feared the LORD spake one with another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him, for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

World English Bible
Then those who feared Yahweh spoke one with another; and Yahweh listened, and heard, and a book of memory was written before him, for those who feared Yahweh, and who honored his name.

Young's Literal Translation
Then have those fearing Jehovah spoken one to another, And Jehovah doth attend and hear, And written is a book of memorial before Him Of those fearing Jehovah, And of those esteeming His name.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:13-18 Among the Jews at this time, some plainly discovered themselves to be children of the wicked one. The yoke of Christ is easy. But those who work wickedness, tempt God by presumptuous sins. Judge of things as they will appear when the doom of these proud sinners comes to be executed. Those that feared the Lord, spake kindly, for preserving and promoting mutual love, when sin thus abounded. They spake one to another, in the language of those that fear the Lord, and think on his name. As evil communications corrupt good minds and manners, so good communications confirm them. A book of remembrance was written before God. He will take care that his children perish not with those that believe not. They shall be vessels of mercy and honour, when the rest are made vessels of wrath and dishonour. The saints are God's jewels; they are dear to him. He will preserve them as his jewels, when the earth is burned up like dross. Those who now own God for theirs, he will then own for his. It is our duty to serve God with the disposition of children; and he will not have his children trained up in idleness; they must do him service from a principle of love. Even God's children stand in need of sparing mercy. All are righteous or wicked, such as serve God, or such as serve him not: all are going to heaven or to hell. We are often deceived in our opinions concerning both the one and the other; but at the bar of Christ, every man's character will be known. As to ourselves, we have need to think among which we shall have our lot; and, as to others, we must judge nothing before the time. But in the end all the world will confess that those alone were wise and happy, who served the Lord and trusted in Him.
Study Bible
The Book of Remembrance
15'So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.'" 16Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His name. 17"They will be Mine," says the LORD of hosts, "on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him."…
Cross References
Exodus 32:32
"But now, if You will, forgive their sin-- and if not, please blot me out from Your book which You have written!"

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry.

Psalm 56:8
You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?

Isaiah 4:3
It will come about that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy-- everyone who is recorded for life in Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 8:6
"I have listened and heard, They have spoken what is not right; No man repented of his wickedness, Saying, 'What have I done?' Everyone turned to his course, Like a horse charging into the battle.

Jeremiah 31:18
"I have surely heard Ephraim grieving, 'You have chastised me, and I was chastised, Like an untrained calf; Bring me back that I may be restored, For You are the LORD my God.

Daniel 12:1
"Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued.
Treasury of Scripture

Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD listened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought on his name.

that feared.

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness …

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise …

Genesis 22:12 And he said, Lay not your hand on the lad, neither do you any thing …

1 Kings 18:3,12 And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. (Now …

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; …

Psalm 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear him, on them that …

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding …

Psalm 112:1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that …

Psalm 147:11 The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Isaiah 50:10 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his …

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and …

Acts 10:2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave …

Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name? for you only …

spake.

Deuteronomy 6:6-8 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart…

1 Samuel 23:16-18 And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and …

Esther 4:5-17 Then called Esther for Hatach, one of the king's chamberlains, whom …

Psalm 16:3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in …

Psalm 66:16 Come and hear, all you that fear God, and I will declare what he …

Psalm 73:15-17 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the …

Psalm 119:63 I am a companion of all them that fear you, and of them that keep your precepts.

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools …

Ezekiel 9:4 And the LORD said to him, Go through the middle of the city, through …

Daniel 2:17,18 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, …

Luke 2:38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise to the Lord, …

Luke 24:14-31 And they talked together of all these things which had happened…

John 1:40-47 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, …

John 12:20-22 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast…

Acts 1:13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where …

Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with …

Acts 4:23-30 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all …

Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing …

1 Thessalonians 5:11,14 Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do…

Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any …

Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works:

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any …

and the.

2 Samuel 7:1 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD …

2 Chronicles 6:7 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for …

Psalm 139:4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, see, O LORD, you know it altogether.

Matthew 18:19,20 Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching …

Acts 4:31-33 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled …

a book.

Esther 2:23 And when inquisition was made of the matter, it was found out; therefore …

Esther 6:1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring …

Job 19:23-25 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!…

Psalm 56:8 You tell my wanderings: put you my tears into your bottle: are they …

Isaiah 65:6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will …

Daniel 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands …

Matthew 12:35-37 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things…

Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books …

that thought.

Psalm 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after …

Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember …

Psalm 94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me your comforts delight my soul.

Psalm 104:33 I will sing to the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to …

Isaiah 26:3,8 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: …

Hebrews 4:12,13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any …

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