New American Bible (Revised Edition)
The Need to Serve God
13 Your words are too much for me, says the Lord.
You ask, “What have we spoken against you?”
14 (A)You have said, “It is useless to serve God;
what do we gain by observing God’s requirements,
And by going about as mourners[a]
before the Lord of hosts?
15 But we call the arrogant blessed;
for evildoers not only prosper
but even test God and escape.”
- 3:14 As mourners: the adverb translated “as mourners” means something like “with a long face.”