King James Version
16 Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.
17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
4 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.
4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
English Standard Version
The Book of Remembrance
16 Then those who feared the Lord (A)spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and (B)a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name. 17 “They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, (C)in the day when I make up (D)my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. 18 Then once more you shall (E)see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.
The Great Day of the Lord
4 [a] “For behold, (F)the day is coming, (G)burning like an oven, when (H)all the arrogant and (I)all evildoers (J)will be stubble. The day that is coming (K)shall set them ablaze, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. 2 But for you (L)who fear my name, (M)the sun (N)of righteousness shall rise (O)with healing in its wings. You shall go out (P)leaping like calves from the stall. 3 And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, (Q)on the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts.
5 (T)“Behold, I will send you (U)Elijah the prophet (V)before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. 6 And he will (W)turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and (X)strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”[c]