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Malachi 3:17-18

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3:17 “They will belong to me,” says the Lord who rules over all, “in the day when I prepare my own special property. 1  I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. 3:18 Then once more you will see that I make a distinction between 2  the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who does not.

1 sn The Hebrew word סְגֻלָּה (sÿgullah, “special property”) is a technical term referring to all the recipients of God’s redemptive grace, especially Israel (Exod 19:5; Deut 7:6; 14:2; 26:18). The Lord says here that he will not forget even one individual in the day of judgment and reward.

2 tn Heb “you will see between.” Cf. NRSV, TEV, NLT “see the difference.”



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