New Living Translation
Then you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not."
King James Bible
Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
World English Bible
Then you shall return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who doesn't serve him.
Young's Literal Translation
And ye have turned back and considered, Between the righteous and the wicked, Between the servant of God and him who is not His servant.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:18 Ye - Ye contemners of God and religion, return to your reason, forced by the convincing power of God's judgments. Discern - Clearly see the happiness of the righteous, and your own misery, who perish in your wickedness.
LibraryThe Lord Coming to his Temple
The LORD , whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple; even the messenger of the covenant in whom ye delight: Behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like a fuller's soap, -- and he shall purify the sons of Levi -- that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. W hereunto shall we liken the people of this generation? and to what are they like? (Luke 7:31) …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
The Immutability of God
The Unchangeableness of God
Surely you wouldn't do such a thing, destroying the righteous along with the wicked. Why, you would be treating the righteous and the wicked exactly the same! Surely you wouldn't do that! Should not the Judge of all the earth do what is right?"
He urged them to ask the God of heaven to show them his mercy by telling them the secret, so they would not be executed along with the other wise men of Babylon.
Hate evil and love what is good; turn your courts into true halls of justice. Perhaps even yet the LORD God of Heaven's Armies will have mercy on the remnant of his people.
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