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Behold, ehe shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.
And iwho shall stand when he appeareth?
3 And he shall sit as la refiner and purifier of silver:
As in the days of old, and as in ||former years.
Saith the Lord of hosts.
6 For I am the Lord, dI change not;
eTherefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
7 fEven from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them.
gReturn unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts.
hBut ye said, Wherein shall we return?
Even this whole nation.
That there may be qmeat in mine house,
And rprove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts,
If I will not sopen you the windows of heaven,
11 And I will rebuke uthe devourer for your sakes,
And he shall not †destroy the fruits of your ground;
Neither vshall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.
12 And wall nations shall call you blessed:
For ye shall be xa delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.
13 yYour words have been stout against me, saith the Lord.
hYet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee?
And that we have walked †mournfully before the Lord of hosts?
And the Lord hearkened, and heard it,
And ia book of remembrance was written before him
For gthem that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.
18 Then shall ye return, and qdiscern between the righteous and the wicked,
qBetween him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
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