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.
And they shall be mine, saith the
LORD of hosts, in that day when I
make up my jewels; and I will
spare them, as a man spareth his
own son that serveth him.
Then shall ye return, and discern
between the righteous and the
wicked, between him that serveth
God and him that serveth him not.
For, behold, the day cometh, that
shall burn as an oven; and all the
proud, yea, and all that do
wickedly, shall be stubble: and
the day that cometh shall burn
them up, saith the LORD of hosts,
that it shall leave them neither
root nor branch.
But unto you that fear my name
shall the Sun of righteousness
arise with healing in his wings;
and ye shall go forth, and grow up
as calves of the stall.
And ye shall tread down the
wicked; for they shall be ashes
under the soles of your feet in
the day that I shall do this,
saith the LORD of hosts.
Remember ye the law of Moses my servant,
which I commanded unto him in Horeb for
all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
before the coming of the great and
dreadful day of the LORD:
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers
to the children, and the heart of the
children to their fathers, lest I come and
smite the earth with a curse.
Malachi 3:16-18, 4