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Malachi 3:7-12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

“From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of hosts. “But you say, ‘How shall we return?’

You Have Robbed God

“Will a man [a]rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed You?’ In tithes and [b]offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you are [c]robbing Me, the whole nation of you! 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be [d]food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until [e]it overflows. 11 Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not [f]destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,” says the Lord of hosts. 12 All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land,” says the Lord of hosts.

Footnotes:

  1. Malachi 3:8 Or defraud
  2. Malachi 3:8 Or heave offerings
  3. Malachi 3:9 Or defrauding
  4. Malachi 3:10 Lit prey
  5. Malachi 3:10 Or there is not room enough
  6. Malachi 3:11 Lit ruin
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Malachi 3:7-12 New International Version (NIV)

Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty.

“But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’

“Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.

“But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’

“In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.

New International Version (NIV)

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