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Malachi 3:16 – The Book of Remembrance

Summary

The names of those who revere the Lord will be entered in a book of remembrance, and they shall belong to the Lord.

Analysis

This verse became noteworthy due to its connection with Revelation 20:12-15, the "book of life," which lists all those who will enter the new heaven and new earth. The idea of such a book of remembrance or life has been prominent in people's piety.

Malachi 3:16

The Reward of the Faithful

16 Then those who revered the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord took note and listened, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who revered the Lord and thought on his name.

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